Quick Manhattan Clam Chowder


I was looking for a quick and easy Manhattan clam chowder and never found one, so I made my own!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4 ribs celery, diced

  • ½ (16 ounce) package baby carrots, diced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • black pepper to taste

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • 4 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, undrained

  • 2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole potatoes, drained and diced

  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce, or to taste


  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
4g Fat
26g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 720mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 42mg 210%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 29mg 159%
Potassium 1303mg 28%

* 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.

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