Wegman's Delicious, Spunky, Clammy Chowda! Longmeadow

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

We are so lucky to have this wonderful grocery store here in Maryland. Saw this recipe on the back of Wegmans 5 pound potato sack, and had to try it. I found it delicious, and perfect for a warm Sunday dinner, or anytime during the week for that matter. I had everything on hand, so that made it even easier. *Note* -- any changes I made or mentioned are noted in the ( ) area. I hope you enjoy this, as much as we do on the farm. Now if I can just figure out how to grow clams!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (I use 1 slice of bacon)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups clam juice (I use chicken stock)
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) chopped clams, undrained
  • 1 cup whole milk (or cream, I use 1% milk)


  1. In a heavy bottom soup pot, cook bacon on LOW until crisp. Remove bacon and drain off all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.
  2. Add onion to pot, stir and cook until limp and golden, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add bacon, clam juice (or chicken stock), potatoes, and thyme. Simmer, covered; stirring occasionally until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add clams and milk; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Clam chowder is one of my DH's favorites. I made this using 1 cup of clam juice and 1 cup of chicken stock. The potatoes were red skinned and 1 used 2 largish and they were broken up a bit at the end of cooking to thicken the soup. I used a combination of evaporated milk and 1% milk. The soup was garnished with sliced green onions. Delicious! Made for the Diabetic Forums event *Soups On*

PaulaG January 14, 2010

This was really good chowda. I "played" with the recipe slightly. I added one rib of celery chopped, an extra potato, doubled up on the chicken stock and increased the milk (used half & half) to 12 oz.. and a pat of butter. I also thickened it slightly with cornstarch. These changes (served with bread) made our dinner wonderful & warm and filled dh's belly! Made for Everyday Holiday Tag-Jan'10,

Sweet PQ? January 13, 2010

Just wonderful! Simple, filling, and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews December 31, 2009