8 Reviews

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?

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carol hamilton December 08, 2003

The tang of the ranch dressing was surprisingly good!

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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!!

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Wildflour July 10, 2008

I was intrigued by how unique this recipe is (and easy). I made it just as written, using fat free half-and-half. It's quite good, but the ranch was just a bit much for me. I added a little sugar to remedy that. This is a wonderful recipe that I will make again. I will just either cut the amount of ranch mix in half or double the other ingredients. Thanx for a great "quick fix" clam chowder!

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*Parsley* February 15, 2007

It was a little too tangy for us. I will try it again with less salad dressing mix.

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BakinBaby December 27, 2005

This is very easy to make and tastes great! I did add a little more potato as the other reviewer suggested but other than that I followed the recipe. Highly recommend this one!!

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bowhuntr January 26, 2003

Easy to make and a great taste! What more can you ask for? I did add half a can of potatoes diced as DH likes lots of potatoes in his chowder. The only change I think I would make is to cut the Worcestershire sauce in half and see if that makes a difference on the "tang" factor. Thanks Lorac for the great recipe!

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Michelle S. November 30, 2002

I tried Chef Lorac's Ranch Clam Chowder recipe as listed (I used Chardonnay wine)and it came out great. It was very easy and quick to make, but most importantly, it tasted wonderful. It was a dinner hit. I can see why Chef Lorac would add this recioe to his cook book. Vic B

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Victor Bosko November 14, 2002
Ranch Clam Chowder