Crock Pot Manhattan Clam Chowder

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
Recipe by CeciMami

The original version of this recipe came from the BH&G "Simple Slow Cooker Recipes". I've changed it a bit to make it my own! It freezes beautifully by the way!

Top Review by Luci I.

This was such a disappointment. I made the recipe exactly as written. It looked like the picture...So bland, couldn't taste the clams. Boyfriend did not like either. The flavor was not there.....I will never make again as it was costly and time consuming. I am trying to salvage by adding seasoning and small shell noodles to give it substance....and call it Clam Shells Italiano LOL!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the clams (saving the juice) and put clams into the fridge.
  2. In a 3.5 or 4 quart slow cooker, combine clam liquid, potatoes, tomatoes, tomato juice, onion, celery, green pepper, bay leaf, and thyme.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
  4. When potatoes are fork tender, turn off slow cooker and add clams. Let sit till clams are warmed through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with crumbled bacon on top.

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