New England Clam Chowder


This New England clam chowder is a hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, diced

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion

  • 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 cups half-and-half

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans minced clams


  1. Place diced bacon in a large stockpot over medium-high heat; cook and stir until almost crisp. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in potatoes and add water; season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Pour in half-and-half and add butter. Drain clams, reserving clam liquid; stir clams and 1/2 of the clam liquid into the soup. Cook until heated through, without boiling, about 5 minutes.

    overhead view of New England Clam Chowder in a bowl, against a pink background

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
23g Fat
24g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 706mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 20mg 113%
Potassium 960mg 20%

* 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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