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Quick Manhattan Clam Chowder

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"I was looking for a quick and easy Manhattan clam chowder and never found one, so I made my own!"
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50 m servings 244
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 cups)


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, carrots, basil, garlic, and black pepper until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer 1/2 of the vegetable mixture to a food processor.
  2. Stir 2 cans stewed tomatoes into the pot. Drain the remaining can of stewed tomatoes and add to the food processor. Blend vegetable-tomato mixture until smooth. Stir pureed mixture into pot with vegetables.
  3. Mix clams, clam juice, and potatoes into the pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Season soup with Worcestershire sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 244 calories; 4 25.8 26.7 64 720 Full nutrition

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This was exactly what I was looking for on a cold wintery day. Prep was straightforward and the end result was excellent. The soup was delicious with plenty of goodness in every spoonful!

I skipped the food processing and added some garden tomatoes. I had 12 oz of salt pork I was going to use for a New England Clam Chowder so I used it in this recipe. Great ingredients and direct...

I made this up the other night. Not having a food processor I used a whisk to finely chop up the stewed tomatoes and the soup came restaurant quality! Lot of work but well worth the effort!

I didn't put the full 1/2 of the vegetables in the food processor, just about a quarter. I recommend you cut up the stewed tomatoes before adding. I also added an additional can of chopped cla...

Made this for lunch today. My whole family loved it!

the only change I made was out of necessity. I misread the recipe and only bought one can of stewed I used a large can of crushed tomatoes to even things up and added some extra sa...

My husband had been craving Manhattan clam chowder and absolutely loved this changes. Perfect on this chilly Vermont fall day!

Everyone loves it! Served with warm bread. Yum!

This is delicious, simple to make chowder. I'm always been a New England Clam Chowder person (and, boy, do I still love that too) but after trying this recipe, I find myself craving this kind fr...