Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this from a Williams Sonoma Soup Cookbook and it's really tasty... I love Clam chowder and this is a good one...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until it starts to brown about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
  2. Add butter to bacon drippings. When it melts, add celery, onion, thyme, and bay leaf and saute until the onion is translucent - about 2 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and stir well.
  4. Add the reserved clam liquor and 2 cups water and bring to a boil Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer about 15 minutes.
  5. Add the milk and cream and stir.
  6. Add clam meat, heat through, and season with salt and pepper (I added the bacon here also.).
  7. Remove bay leave -- and serve -- Yummy.


Most Helpful

This was very good, even my eight year old likes it. I did make some adjustments. I replaced 1 cup of the water with clam juice, then added about 1/2 a cup more so in total there was about 2 cups of clam juice. I also added about 1 tsp salt. All in all it was really very good this way. Thank you for posting such a great recipe.

Autuamnsprite November 14, 2010

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