Slow Cooker Clam Chowder


This is a chowder recipe that I always use. It is no longer the original recipe, but it is delicious and gets rave reviews!!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (6 ounce) can minced clams

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk


  1. In a small bowl, drain the clams and reserve the juice. Add water to the juice as needed to total 1 3/4 cups liquid. Cover the clams and put in refrigerator for later.

  2. In a slow cooker combine the bacon, potatoes, onion, carrot, soup, ground black pepper, evaporated milk and reserved clam juice with water. Cover and cook on low setting for 9 to 11 hours OR on high setting for 4 to 5 hours. Add the clams and cook on high setting for another hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
21g Fat
39g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 359mg 28%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 975mg 21%

* 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.