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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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; protein 26.1g 52% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 121.3mg 40% DV; sodium 404.1mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
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. Read More
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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! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
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! Read More
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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. Read More
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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! Read More
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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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2019
No taste without the cream of mushroom soup. I used juice from canned clams and canned am juice. I am not sure why I picked this recipe maybe the novelty of the mushrooms! Read More
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! Read More
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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 Read More
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! Read More
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. Read More