This is not totally homemade, however, I haven't ever tasted better!

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 Degrees F (105 Degrees C).

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  • Saute the onion in butter. Combine the clam chowder, minced clams, cream of potato soup and half and half in a large roasting pan. Bake for 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

768.7 calories; 37 g protein; 49.5 g carbohydrates; 166 mg cholesterol; 2024.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
I must say this is the best clam chowder that has ever come out of my kitchen! Tastes like restraunt quality but really easy to make!! However I think this makes more than 10 servings I had to use my LARGEST roasting pan just to hold all the ingrediants. Can't wait to make again! Thanks Becky! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2012
This was disappointing as it was very "soupy". We prefer a thicker clam chowder. Taste wasn't bad but nothing special. It's also a tad pricey to make and takes a huge pan as there's enough soup to feed an army. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
I must say this is the best clam chowder that has ever come out of my kitchen! Tastes like restraunt quality but really easy to make!! However I think this makes more than 10 servings I had to use my LARGEST roasting pan just to hold all the ingrediants. Can't wait to make again! Thanks Becky! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2006
I would never have tried this recipe except for all the good feedback...I did have to alter it a little since I wanted to cook it in the crock pot instead of the oven. I chopped up some celery along w/the onion and used bacon drippings instead of margarine. I added a pinch of thyme like I read in anothers review... I cooked it on low for about 8 hours and don't add the half and half until one hour before finshed. If you do then it will curdle. the easiest and best tasting clam chowder I have ever made! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
tried this recipe and i absolutly loved it so did my husband i am funny about clam chowder and there are all kinds out there in resturants and personal recipes and i find this to be the best ever and i have searched for sometime now and have been cooking since well for a while believe me! Try it sure you will agree!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
OK... the typical FANTASTIC RATING and review with "exceptions" on the ingredients. First off... FANTASTIC RECIPE.. DOH!!.. could a recipe with base ingredients "out of the can" be better than a "hand wringing" personally inspected and selected batch of ingredients...???? Guess what.. RIGHT ON!!! Now for my "MODS"... everything the same "EXCEPT"... 6 slices of thick bacon crumbled; 1 TBSP of bacon fat reserved and added to the half cup of margarine (we used BUTTER) that I used to saute the 2 cups of onion 4 stalks of chopped celery hearts till translucent/tender and then added 4 Red Potatoes washed scrubbed and then cubed.. LEAVE THE SKINS ON.... We added this to the "canned" ingredients (but in our case they didn't have cream of potato soup so I went with 2 - 6.5 oz cans of cream of onion and 3 - 6.5 oz cans of clam chowder) and a 8 oz. bottle of Snows clam juice. All this was combined with a TBSP of parsley and 1 tsp each of thyme and dill. This was the BEST CLAM CHOWDER we have ever had... so simple it is mind boggling. TRY IT; YOU WILL LIKE IT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
This recipe is great. Living in Maine it is hard to please these experts this recipe is impressive! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2006
This was great! Everyone but my picky son ate and enjoyed. My little girl asked for 2nds! I did scale down the recipe to 6 servings and I cooked all day on low in the crock pot. I added one stalk of chopped celery a pitch of thyme and a few sprinkles of parsley. What an easy dish to prepare that tastes totally homemade! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
This was a huge hit at a recent dinner party! It was so easy to make. I did it in my crockpot. Everyone said it was the best clam chowder they had ever tasted. I didn't have the heart to tell them it was all canned soup. Let them think I went to a lot of trouble! Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
I made this chowder last Christmas Eve and everyone thought I had "slaved all afternoon" making it! It drew raves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
I just made this recipe. It is excellent!!! Very easy to fix. I added some bacon to the sauteed onion for a little bite of flavor. I will definetly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2012
This was disappointing as it was very "soupy". We prefer a thicker clam chowder. Taste wasn't bad but nothing special. It's also a tad pricey to make and takes a huge pan as there's enough soup to feed an army. Read More
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