Hatteras Style Clam Chowder


This is 'Hatteras style.' I work in a restaurant near the North Carolina coast and make this two times a week. I have scaled down the batch for home use. It is very simple. You can also use the bacon grease to saute the vegetables in.

close up view of Clam Chowder with carrots and onions on spoon and in a white bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 5 stalks celery, sliced

  • 4 carrots, sliced

  • 4 cups peeled, cubed white potatoes

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans minced clams, with juice

  • 3 quarts clam juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, celery and carrots in oil until they begin to soften. Stir in potatoes, clams, clam juice, thyme, pepper and bacon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 941mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 182mg 14%
Iron 33mg 185%
Potassium 1718mg 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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