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Clam Chowder for One

If you love the classic clam chowders served in many restaurants, I know you'll enjoy this recipe. It tastes better than any other versions I've tried. You'll be delighted with this soup's easy preparation.—Donna Smith, Fairport, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1/2 cup cubed peeled potato
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams, drained
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • In a small saucepan, cook potato, onion, salt and pepper in water until vegetables are tender (do not drain). Add clams, milk, butter and bacon; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 486 calories, 30g fat (15g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 1429mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Feb 14, 2021

    My husband enjoyed this except for the bacon in it. He's never had bacon in clam chowder, so I won't put any in next time. I will also mash some of the potatoes a little bit, to make it creamier. Other than that, he said it tasted good.

  • gockowski
    Sep 6, 2013

    Very easy and quick. My husband liked the bacon addition. I used cream instead of milk to offset the remaining water.

  • katlaydee3
    May 2, 2009

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