Easy and Delicious Clam Chowder!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is such an easy recipe for clam chowder, it's one of my favorites! You can use more than two 5-ounce cans for this recipe if desired! Serving size is only estimated I could eat the whole thing myself LOL!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot brown the bacon, then add in onions, celery, thyme, bay leaf and garlic (if using); saute for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add in wine, whipping cream, milk and the juice from the clams (save the clams to add in the end).
  3. Add in the grated potato; bring to a slow simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until the grated potato softens, releases the starches and thickens the chowder base.
  4. Add in the reserved clam meat, evapoated milk and chopped parsley; bring to JUST a simmer and remove from heat.
  5. Season with salt and lots of black pepper.
  6. Delicious!
Most Helpful

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this before! I have made this for the past couple of years for my grandfather-in law when we do our annual family beach trip. He loves seafood and raves about this chowder. It is delicious exactly as written. I wouldn't change a thing.

angiebuettner March 11, 2011

Hubby and I LOVE this recipe!! Honestly to make really good clam chowder you simply connot skimp on the milk based stuff...i.e. cream, milk and evaporated milk. Excellent recipe!

RockyS. March 23, 2009