Creamy Alfredo Clam Chowder

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    medium bay leaf
  • 1
    (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 1
    (15 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can baby clams, in juice
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon crumbled cooked bacon
  • 14
    teaspoon dried thyme or 3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 14
    teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (up to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1
    (20 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion
  • 1
    (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 1
    (15 -16 ounce) jar traditional alfredo sauce
  • 2
    tablespoons snipped green onions
  • 2
  • 2
    cups fat-free half-and-half
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DIRECTIONS

  • IN a 4-quart pot, add 1 medium bay leaf, 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice, 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth, and the strained juice from one (10 ounce) can baby clams (reserve clams and set aside).
  • ADD 1-2 tablespoons pre-cooked crumbled bacon, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, and 1 (20 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion; STIR.
  • BRING mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium.
  • COVER and cook for 7 minutes, or until potatoes are firm-tender.
  • UNCOVER and reduce heat to medium-low; ADD 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes, and 1 (15-16 ounce) jar traditional Alfredo sauce; BLEND well.
  • STIR in the reserved clams, 2 tablespoons snipped green onions, and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.
  • POUR 2 cups nonfat half and half in a medium bowl; WHISK in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour gradually until smooth; ADD mixture into pot while stirring constantly; STIR well.
  • SIMMER uncovered, stirring as needed, about 20-25 minutes, or to desired consistency.
  • REMOVE bay leaf.
  • SERVE and enjoy!
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