Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A wonderful New England comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan, add onion and cook until tender but not brown.
  2. Add potatoes and just enough water to cook potatoes (about ten minutes).
  3. When potatoes are tender add parsley, salt and pepper, and clams with their juice.
  4. Just before serving add 2 cups milk and heat but do NOT boil.


Most Helpful

This sounds a lot like my father-in-law's recipe (which I lost) from Norfolk, VA. Only he started out with frying some bacon and adding the rest of the ingredients to it. It was a thin soup but, oh, so good! I prefer the thin version over the thicker one.

Cheryl W. November 05, 2008

Hubby came home yesterday with a bag full of fresh clams!! I have been making clam chowder like this for years, it is a great recipe. He steamed and shelled the clams, strained the clam juice and I did the rest! I prefer a creamy clam chowder, hubby likes it just like this!

Elly in Canada April 25, 2008

I have been making this chowder for many years and love it in its original; however, it is much better with how I have changed it. I now use the large clam chowder can from Costco (I like lots of clams in my chowder), about 6 pieces of bacon that I have cooked to almost done, white wine, all leeks rather than onion/leeks and garlic. When we our friends get together for a soup night, I am always requested to bring the clam chowder.

gogolfgrandma_12870859 October 14, 2016

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