Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This chowder is outstanding. The best I have ever made or eaten. It won the chowder cook off a few years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large kettle or stock pot over medium heat, add onions and cook until clear; stir in flour and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 2 to 4 minutes; set aside to cool.
  2. Cook peeled and chopped potatoes until tender; drain and set aside.
  3. If using shucked clams, in a separate pot, bring clams and clam juice to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes; OTHERWISE add clam juice and clams to butter,onion and flour mixture.
  4. Bring to a simmer while stirring constantly, continue stirring and slowly bring to a boil; reduce heat, add cooked potatoes.
  5. Mix in half and half, salt and pepper and chopped or dried dill, heat through but do-not boil, enjoy.
Most Helpful

This is great clam chowder, I've finally found a good recipe for this soup! My husband ate 3 bowls of it and he and I both liked the abundance of clams over potatoes. I used 4 small cans of chopped sea clams, along with their juice, and found that I only needed to add 2 bottles of the clam juice as we like our chowder on the thicker side. Thanks for posting this Barb, this is now our clam chowder recipe!

Hey Jude December 29, 2004

Excellent!! I used canned diced potatoes to make it quicker and reduce the dishes, but did everything else exactly as stated. I am already looking forward to left overs!! Thanks!

MSZANZ January 09, 2005