Newport Clam Chowder


This chowder it is outstanding! It won the chowder cookoff in Newport a few years ago. Try it, I guarantee that it gets rave reviews!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ½ large onions, chopped

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 quart shucked clams, with liquid

  • 6 (8 ounce) jars clam juice

  • 1 pound boiling potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 3 cups half-and-half cream

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed


  1. Melt butter in a large kettle or stock pot over medium heat. Add onions and saute until clear. Stir in flour and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 2 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. In a separate pot, bring clams and clam juice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. In a small saucepan, cover peeled potatoes with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  4. Slowly pour hot clam stock into butter/flour mixture while stirring constantly. Continue stirring and slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add cooked potatoes. Mix in half and half, salt and pepper and chopped dill. Heat through but do not boil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
22g Fat
26g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 668mg 14%

* 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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