11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1

This is a thin, simple chowder which reminds me of my summertime favorite on Cape Cod.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook onions in melted butter until clear, 3 to 4 minutes.

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  • Pour clam juice into the saucepan. Add the potato; bring the mixture to a boil. Cook at a boil until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir heavy cream into the mixture; add clams. Continue cooking until the clams are warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; 18.7 g total fat; 121 mg cholesterol; 404 mg sodium. 17.6 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
I made this tonight and it was excellent! So easy too. I so substituted 1% milk for cream to cut back in fat and sugar (my husband is diabetic) and used some corn starch to thicken it. He absolutely loved it. I willddefinitely be making this again.
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2014
Unimpressed. Took a LOT of cornstarch to get some texture and added bacon to get any flavor. And why would you drain the cans of clams and then add bottled clam juice? Clam juice is expensive!
(3)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
I made this tonight and it was excellent! So easy too. I so substituted 1% milk for cream to cut back in fat and sugar (my husband is diabetic) and used some corn starch to thicken it. He absolutely loved it. I willddefinitely be making this again.
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2014
Unimpressed. Took a LOT of cornstarch to get some texture and added bacon to get any flavor. And why would you drain the cans of clams and then add bottled clam juice? Clam juice is expensive!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2014
I was looking for a simple and quick clam chowder recipe and I found it here. The only change I made was I used 1 bottle of clam juice. It was delicious!
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2018
I made it according to the recipe. I liked that is wasn t gooey thick. I will make this again but it is a small batch. Next time I will double it. And it is a little salty. Next time I won t add salt as the clam juice adds enough salt on its own. Good soup!
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2018
Added 1/2 c. chopped celery substituted 1 c. chopped cauliflower for the potato added 1/4 c. real bacon bits and left over clams and juice from steamers we had cooked.
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
I took a little different tack and used evaporated milk instead of cream because it is what my family prefers. Nice recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2017
This is spot on wicked good Cape Cod Clam Chowda. Any variation is New England style clam chowder. Thanks!
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2019
Made it, the problem is the American cream, it is dead, won’t thicken, if you have access to a fresh dairy, then it will thicken. If you try ganache, with American cream don’t bother,it will fail. You nee
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2019
This is the second time I've made this. It's easy to fudge on foods you don't have and foods you like. I thought two T of butter was a bit much so I went 1 T butter 1 of EVOO. Sauted the onions and some celery 'cause I had it. I added about 2-3 T of flour w/ salt & pepper cook stir constantly for 1 minute. Dropped the clam juice because I didn't have it but added a cup of chicken broth. Used up leftover roasted potatoes drained two cans of clams into broth. Then finished w/clams and cream.