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Easy clam chowder

Easy New England clam chowder recipe . This is the best homemade recipe for our favorite creamy white soup with chunks of potatoes and seafood. So delicious and comforting!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boston clam choder
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 379kcal


  • 3 cans minced clams 6,5 oz each
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • parsley or cilantro to garnish


  • Drain juice from clams.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables in to a pot and cover with clam juice and water( vegetables has to be covered). Cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • At the same time, heat butter in the medium size heavy bottom pot. Slowly whisk the flour into the butter until well combined and then add cream and whisk until creamy.
  • Add veggies with clam juice and water right into the pot and stir. Heat the soup but don't boil otherwise the cream will curdle.
  • Add clams in the end of cooking and don't heat the pot anymore otherwise clams would get dry and tough.
  • Serve in bowls, garnish with chopped cilantro, parsley or bacon.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3513IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg