Wilma's Clam Chowder


A chunky, delicious chowder with a back-east taste.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (6.5 ounce) can minced clams

  • ¼ cup water

  • 4 potatoes, diced

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

  • teaspoon celery salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers


  1. Drain juice from the clams into a medium size pot, set the clams aside. Add water or bottled clam juice. Add potatoes and onions to the pot and cover. Cook over a medium heat until potatoes are soft. Stirring occasionally.

  2. Add milk, evaporated milk, butter or margarine, parsley, thyme, seafood seasoning, celery salt, salt and pepper to taste, cracker crumbs and clams.

  3. Simmer until soup is about to boil, be careful not to let it boil. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

559 Calories
19g Fat
70g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 559
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 619mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 57mg 284%
Calcium 485mg 37%
Iron 16mg 91%
Potassium 1743mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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