Barbra Bush's All American Clam Chowder

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Carmen B.

I love clam chowder soup & found this recipe to be very easy & delicious. I found it in Woman's World many, many years ago & it ios the only calm chowder soup I make.

Top Review by Ven-Jor Mom

I used to make this years ago, the entire family loved it. It is good to see that this recipe is still out there

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can clam, drained reserving juice
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 dash pepper
  • oyster crackers (optional)


  1. Cook bacon until crisp.
  2. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Saute onion in same skillet as bacon until soft.
  4. Add clam juice& potatoes.
  5. Cover& cook over low heat until potatoes are tender, 15 min.
  6. Melt butter in sauce pan.
  7. Add flour& mix together.
  8. Add milk& blend until smooth.
  9. Add clam juice& potatoes; cook& stir until thickened.
  10. Add soup, bacon, clams,& pepper; cook over low heat until heated through, Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.

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