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Lisa's Creamy Clam Chowder

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious and creamy clam chowder includes carrots, celery, thyme, and a hint of bacon."
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1 h servings 449
Original recipe yields 8 servings (4 quarts)


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  1. Heat a large soup pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Add butter, potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir 10 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and stir 1 minute. Add milk, clam juice, clams, lemon juice, thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder. Simmer on low until potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Add cream and simmer 5 minutes more.
  2. To thicken chowder if necessary, combine cornstarch and water together in a bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to chowder and stir until incorporated and chowder is thickened.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Feel free to use turkey bacon if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 449 calories; 26.9 32.6 20 115 467 Full nutrition

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7.31.18 Have to make one recommendation: PLEASE do not simmer your canned clams for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Your clams already are cooked, so all you need to do is hea...