Red Lobster Clam Chowder

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Redneck Epicurean

This is by far my favorite ever recipe for clam chowder. I always replace my salad with a cup of this. I was shocked that nobody had posted it.

Top Review by allisaylor

Good recipe but I prefer more clams. I added many more in addition to 12 additional oz. of bottled clam juice which added much more flavor (had to use a little more thickener after doing this). Also, FYI, if using ground thyme reduce to 1/4 tsp. I also added parsley just as the restraunt and liked this extra touch. It's definitely the best clam chowder recipe I've ever used and will surely make it again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, celery, leeks and garlic and saute for 3 minutes mixing often.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the flour, mixing well.
  4. Add milk and whisk vigorously.
  5. Drain clams and add juice to soup.
  6. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring often.
  7. Reduce heat to a simmer and add potatoes and seasonings; simmer 10 minutes.
  8. Add clams and simmer 5-8 minutes.
  9. Finish with heavy cream.

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