A little different twist on an old favorite...cheese makes the difference! Substitute half and half cream for a richer chowder.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, drain on paper towels, and crumble. Reserve. Drain clams, reserve juice.

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  • Cook and stir carrot, celery, and onion in bacon fat until onion is transparent.

  • Stir in flour, cornstarch, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until mixture is bubbly. Add reserved clam liquor to clam juice to measure 3 1/2 cups; stir juice and milk into the vegetable mixture. Heat just to boiling, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens.

  • Add clams, potatoes, and cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, and garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

583 calories; 48.3 g protein; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 148.5 mg cholesterol; 1032 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
My 3 1/2 year old daughter and I made this over the weekend and it was great. We added extra veggies and used half & half instead of milk to make it extra creamy. It is definitely in our family's soup rotation from now on. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2004
Needs more potatoes. Directions step 4 & 5 both say to add the potatoes. Which is correct? Still a good flavor will use again (modified). Read More
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  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
My 3 1/2 year old daughter and I made this over the weekend and it was great. We added extra veggies and used half & half instead of milk to make it extra creamy. It is definitely in our family's soup rotation from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
My 3 1/2 year old daughter and I made this over the weekend and it was great. We added extra veggies and used half & half instead of milk to make it extra creamy. It is definitely in our family's soup rotation from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2005
This is very good chowder - thick rich and tasty. I cut the amount of cheese just a bit but it definitely added a richness to the flavor without tasting too "cheesy". I will be making this one again and again. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2004
Needs more potatoes. Directions step 4 & 5 both say to add the potatoes. Which is correct? Still a good flavor will use again (modified). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
Wonderful Clam Chowder. I made this the day before to serve on Christmas Eve to a small group. They loved it. Had some left over for the next day - yummy! I used sharp cheddar cheese and half and half instead of milk. Very rich and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
Loved it - made up a batch for National Clam Chowder Day (Feb 23) and it was a huge hit. Used sweet potato in place of white because it was all I had on hand. Also use extra sharp white cheddar - gave a tremendous kick to the chowder although it didn't look as nice it separated too much but that was my own fault. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
I love it! Made enough to freeze for another meal. My picky son even ate it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
I loved this receipe! It had just the perfect combination of flavors. The cheese added a little zip I used sharp white cheddar. Also I didn't add all the flour it called for made it more like a soup rather than a thick chowder. Everyone loved it! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
this was fantastic! I used 1 bottle clam juice and one knorr chicken boullon water to make up for the second bottle. a dash of old bay too. perfect for monday night football dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
I loved this soup! Even my six year old who loves the "clam" in the soup but hates the "chowder" part loved this and wanted seconds!!! It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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