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Potato Clam Chowder

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)

I ran across this recipe in one of my antique cookbooks. It's a timeless classic I like to prepare for friends and family throughout the year, but especially during the holidays. —Betty Ann Morgan, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Potato Clam Chowder Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) minced clams
  • 2 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-3/4 pounds potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-in. cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Drain clams, reserving clam juice. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  2. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in water and reserved clam juice; cook and stir until bubbly.
  3. Add potatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in milk, parsley and clams; heat through. Top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 201 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 615mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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