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Potato Bacon Clam Chowder

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"A white, cream-based chowder, this recipe adds more then the usual ingredients. I added skin-on red potatoes, spinach leaves, mushrooms, and bacon for both flavor and texture. I don't always measure exactly, more of an eye for ingredients as I go along. Feel free to experiment."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 1059
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place bacon in a large, heavy saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Pour bacon drippings into bowl and reserve.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the same saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onions in hot butter until soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes, 1/2 the bottle of clam juice, celery, carrots, mushrooms, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the saucepan, and cook until vegetables are just tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter until smooth. Whisk milk, half-and-half, and cream into flour mixture until smooth and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir vegetable mixture, bay leaves, thyme, and dill into cream mixture. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until vegetables are tender and chowder is hot, 15 minutes.
  4. Stir minced clams, spinach leaves, and reserved bacon drippings into chowder. Cook until clams are heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1059 calories; 74.1 57.6 42.4 288 1358 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Lovely recipe. Did I miss something? Mine had clams.

Most helpful critical review

This does look like a good recipe but personally I would not go through all the work and not add the clam. With that said, if someone didn't like the clams then this would be a good recipe, alth...

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Lovely recipe. Did I miss something? Mine had clams.

Awesome recipe. Had to add more milk to keep it from being too thick but other than that I give it 100%.

Yes, this was an easy recipe and yummy, too. I didn't have whole milk (used 2%), clam juice, nor half and half. The other changes I made were using 2 cups whipping cream, doubled all the spic...

I used green onions, more celery, carrots,skim milk, 2 bottles of clam juice, chopped up the bacon and added in last 10 minutes. Topped each bowl with bacon,cheese,tortilla strips. Seasoned with...

This recipe has it almost right.. I put my potatoes boiling in a small pot. After cooking the bacon in the big pot I removed it and added my chopped veggies(not potatoes) and butter to the meat ...

I do not understand all the reviews from ppl who said there were no clams.. it is listed in the ingredient list AND added to soup in step number four. "STIR IN MINCED CLAMS...". THTIS IS A MARVE...

This does look like a good recipe but personally I would not go through all the work and not add the clam. With that said, if someone didn't like the clams then this would be a good recipe, alth...