Rhode Island Clam Chowder

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A recipe from Govenor Lincoln Almond. "With all the fine food Rhode Island has to offer, deciding on my favorite recipe was no easy task. After some serious thought and careful deliberation, I have decided on Rhode Island White Clam Chowder. I hope you enjoy this very special Rhode Island delicacy." Posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3-quart saucepan, saute onion and celery in 2 tbls butter until transparent.
  2. Add liquid from clams, clam juice, chicken broth and potatoes and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook on low heat 1 minute, add milk and cream and cook on medium high until bubbly and thickened.
  4. Add cream sauce and clams to the potato mixture, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add thyme, salt and pepper and serve.


Most Helpful

I have to agree with the last reviewer. Clams are not quahogs. One has a soft shell while the other has a hard shell. Different flavor and meat. Take it from me...14th generation Rhode Islander. Rhode Island Quahog Chowder has a clear broth. This is a very nice clam chowder recipe though! I will try it with clams! Jelly :)

HotPepperRosemaryJelly June 29, 2010

NO NO NO! As usual, never believe a politician! The true, authentic and traditional RI quahog chowder NEVER contains dairy or tomato products, relying only on a bit of cornstarch to thicken it if necessary. Milk or cream are added for tourists who really don't like shellfish, and tomatos are strictly for Yankees fans. As any Vo'Dilunduh will tell ya, clearbroth chowda is WICKED AWESOME!

spintousa March 04, 2007

sorry, I didn't put my rating! This really is a very good clam chowder and I will make it part of my cookbook.

susandoeshair October 05, 2004

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