Cape Cod Clam Chowder


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice

  • 1 baking potato, peeled and diced

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

345 Calories
19g Fat
18g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 404mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 34mg 172%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 27mg 148%
Potassium 1039mg 22%

* 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.