Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I never thought I would be tempted by a "quick fix" clam chowder recipe, but Hidden Valleys Ranch Dressing version is headed for my Zaar cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 3-quart saucepan, cook onion in butter over medium heat until onion is soft but not browned.
  2. Add mushrooms and Worcestershire sauceand cook until mushrooms are soft and pan juices have almost evaporated.
  3. n medium bowl, whisk together half-and-half, potato soup, wine and salad dressing mix until smooth.
  4. Drain clam liquid into dressing mixture; stir into mushrooms in pan.
  5. Cook, uncovered, until soup is heated through but not boiling.
  6. Add clams to soup; cook until heated through.
  7. Garnish each serving with parsley.
Most Helpful

I made this for my husband last night. It took only minutes to prepare and cook. Husband is a seafood lover from new york. He absolutely loved this and he is a die hard chowder critic. I did use chardonnay wine, and added a little more potatoe. Excellent recipe. Now I'm looking for a simple seafood stew (cioppino) recipe. Any suggestions?

carol hamilton December 08, 2003

The tang of the ranch dressing was surprisingly good!

iris5555 November 20, 2011

I simplified this a teensy bit more using a can of Campbell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder. I didn't have dried ranch dip mix, so used 2 Tbl. prepared ranch salad dressing and it worked perfectly! I prefer my "soup" kinda thick, so ionly added 2 Tbl. each of the half and half and the dry white wine. Forgot to add the worcestershire, but it was really, really good!! Thanks so much!! Hope you get well soon!!

Wildflour July 10, 2008