Golden Clam Chowder
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 2 celery ribs
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 medium onion
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) minced clams, undrained
- 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Finely chop the celery, carrots and onion. In a Dutch oven, saute vegetables in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the potatoes, clams, clam juice, 1 cup water, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Gradually stir in milk; heat through. Combine cornstarch and remaining 1 tablespoon water until smooth; stir into chowder. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in bacon.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 195 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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Jan 22, 2019
I cannot rate it as written because I had to change the recipe a bit to accomodate what I had on hand. I did not have clam juice, so I used water. No bacon, so I used 4 oz. diced prociutto, no cornstarch, so I made a roux. Turned out really tasty, but without the clam juice it tasted more bacony than clammy :) Was very good though, would be great for someone not crazy about clams. I will make it again as written to give it a fair rating!
Dec 31, 2013
This recipe was pretty good but I was expecting more due to all the other great reviews. I'm still on my quest to duplicate the clam chowder from the now-defunct Shells Restaurants in Florida.
Sep 24, 2013
I Love,Love,Love this recipe. I am not really a clam chowder kinda girl. But I loved this! My family loved it too. I just added a little extra bacon but followed this to the T. Def will make again!!
May 16, 2013
This is awesome. I like that there is no heavy cream and I have skipped a few ingredients that I did not have on hand...it still comes out phenomenal! A Friday staple for our family of ten. Thanks, Amanda Bowyer!
Dec 25, 2012
This recipe was decent, but it could be better. I'd add corn next time.
Dec 24, 2012
I am not a fan of clam chowder but my husband is so this was my first time making clam chowder and it was great! The recipe is quick with most ingredients I had on hand. I too skipped much of the thyme because it's not my favorite and wonder what other spice I might add the next time I make it. I am considering the Tabasco as someone else suggested! I served it with the TOH Braided Onion Potato Loaf and that was a good combo. I will make this again for sure!
Nov 1, 2011
My boys are picky eaters but they LOVED this chowder...it was so easy to make that my 11 year old did all the chopping and cooking with just a little help from me....I lost the tear out from the magazine and am so happy to finally have found it online! Can't wait to make it again now that the weather has turned cold!
Apr 13, 2011
Best clam chowder I have ever made! I used about 3 green onions in place of the regular onion, just because I had green onions to use up, and it worked very well. I cut the garlic back to 3 cloves and cut the thyme in half, and that seasoning was perfect for us. I think thyme can be overwhelming, at least for us. A keeper recipe for sure!
Jan 18, 2011
One of the best, easiest soups I've had in a long time. Husband and son couldn't get enough of it. Full of flavor. Easy, and very economical to fix. Sandwiches were great too. Loved the hint of apricot in them.
Jan 14, 2011
This soup was amazing! Not as think as your typical Clam chowder, but I liked it that way! My husband wouldn't stop raving about how impressed he was with my dinner that night!! YUM!