Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My recipe for New England-inspired clam chowder in a hearty Alfredo cream base, is delicious and surprisingly easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can baby clams, in juice
  • 1 -2 tablespoon crumbled cooked bacon
  • 14 teaspoon dried thyme or 34 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 14 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (up to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 (20 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion
  • 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 (15 -16 ounce) jartraditional alfredo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons snipped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 14 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. IN a 4-quart pot, add 1 medium bay leaf, 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice, 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth, and the strained juice from one (10 ounce) can baby clams (reserve clams and set aside).
  2. ADD 1-2 tablespoons pre-cooked crumbled bacon, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, and 1 (20 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion; STIR.
  3. BRING mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium.
  4. COVER and cook for 7 minutes, or until potatoes are firm-tender.
  5. UNCOVER and reduce heat to medium-low; ADD 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes, and 1 (15-16 ounce) jar traditional Alfredo sauce; BLEND well.
  6. STIR in the reserved clams, 2 tablespoons snipped green onions, and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.
  7. POUR 2 cups nonfat half and half in a medium bowl; WHISK in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour gradually until smooth; ADD mixture into pot while stirring constantly; STIR well.
  8. SIMMER uncovered, stirring as needed, about 20-25 minutes, or to desired consistency.
  9. REMOVE bay leaf.
  10. SERVE and enjoy!