Clam Chowder (The Simple Way!)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a great tasting chowder! Even the inexperienced cook can make this with good results. Well worth trying!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté bacon and onion until tender (drain excess fat).
  2. Combine broth and potatoes in a pot along with bacon and onion.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are done.
  4. Add more broth (or water) if mixture cooks down too far.
  5. About 5 minutes before potatoes are done, add corn.
  6. Melt butter and add add flour to make a roux.
  7. Whisk in half and half, salt and pepper into roux.
  8. Add this mixture to the pot of potatoes and corn along with the baby clams.
  9. Cook additional 2 minutes.
  10. OPTIONALS: Garnish servings with chopped parsley and cayenne or seasoning.


Most Helpful

Quick, easy and very, very good. I added a clove of garlic and some dried thyme. I will certainly use this recipe again. Thanks, Rick.

JanInSequim October 06, 2005

Wonderful! I made this pretty much as written, substituting finely minced carrot for the corn. This chowder went over really well on our first, chilly, fall day. It was quick and easy and I'll be making it again for sure. Thanks for posting this great recipe Rick :)

Hey Jude October 01, 2005

I have made this chowder many times for my family and they just love it. Goes great with Copy cat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits(54657)

Amy Hulen August 08, 2005

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