Cathie's Clam Chowder


Mmm, good! Oakies version of clam chowder. Don't forget the saltines! Add one more jar of clam juice, for those of you who like it clammy -- I know that's how my hubby likes it. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
10 servings


  • 6 slices bacon, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 (8 ounce) jars clam juice

  • 1 quart half-and-half cream

  • 4 cups minced clams

  • ground white pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, celery and onion until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour to form a roux, cooking until bubbly. Whisk in 1 jar of clam juice, until smooth. Stir in onion mixture. Pour in half-and-half, stirring constantly. Stir in clams, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

  3. Season with pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
24g Fat
7g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 368mg 8%

* 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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