Got this recipe from a Jenny Craig Cookbook I bought a few years ago. Fast, easy and delicious! I did modify and add a couple things, but it did not change the low-cal, low-fat soup.
- 2 spritzes cooking spray
- 1⁄4 cup green onion, sliced
- 2 cups nonfat milk
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 (6 ounce) cans clams, drained, juice reserved
- 1 (6 ounce) potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (I used some new potatoes)
- 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added corn, drained
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley (added this myself)
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- In a medium sauce pan coated with nonstick vegetable spray, saute green onions over medium heat until transparent. Add water if necessary to prevent sticking. Mix milk with flour and add to onions. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Add reserved clam juice, potato, corn, thyme, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. Cover, reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove bayleaf and discard. Stir in clams and heat through. Salt and pepper to taste.
- cal: 257.
- carb: 27g.
- fat: 2g.
I'm made Corn Chowder and I've made Clam Chowder but I've never made a soup with BOTH flavours, together. LOL This was super easy to make and put together and was heartily enjoyed on a drab and cold Spring day. Made the recipe exactly as stated but next time, I'm going to try rosemary instead of the thyme; I didn't care much for the thyme flavour in this recipe but it wasn't so bad that we didn't eat all of the soup in one setting. Will certainly make it again, just changing that one herb. Made for Spring PAC 2010.