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    Clam Chowder, Light and Lovely

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    1 hrs 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    Cara G's Note:

    A lighter version of a rich clam chowder. This recipe does not skimp on taste but saves the calories and fat.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Fry bacon in a large Dutch oven until crisp, remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
    2. 2
      Add onion to pot, sauté until softened, and then add potatoes and chicken stock.
    3. 3
      Season with salt and cayenne, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      In a second large saucepan, melt butter, whisk in flour, whisking to make a roux.
    5. 5
      Cook for 1 minute, then add half and half and milk while whisking.
    6. 6
      Cook over low heat until thickened.
    7. 7
      Pour into onion and potato mixture; add clams, 2 cans undrained, add clams only, from the other cans reserving the juice.
    8. 8
      Add Worcestershire and bacon.
    9. 9
      Add the other 2 cans of reserved juice a bit at a time to reach desired consistency.
    10. 10
      Stir and gently cook over moderate heat until heated through.
    11. 11
      Garnish with parsley and paprika.

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    Nutritional Facts for Clam Chowder, Light and Lovely

    Serving Size: 1 (270 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 211.2
     
    Calories from Fat 47
    22%
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 41.5 mg
    13%
    Sodium 929.3 mg
    38%
    Total Carbohydrate 20.8 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 3.4 g
    13%
    Protein 19.4 g
    38%

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    low-fat chicken broth

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