Easy Clam Chowder

Susan Din


In Houston the 99 Cents Only store has Snows chopped clams for....99 cents!
This is super easy to put together, makes a great supper, served with a side salad and some crusty bread!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4-5 hearty servings
10 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 3
    slices of bacon, cut into 1/4
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 small
  • 2 medium
    celery stalks- chopped
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 c
  • 3 medium
    red/white/gold potatoes peeled and diced 3/4
  • 3 can(s)
    chopped clams, with juice
  • 3 bottle
    clam juice
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Easy Clam Chowder


  1. Brown the 1/4" pieces of bacon over medium heat, rendering the fat until golden and crisp.
    Remove to a paper towel lined plate to use later, and reserve fat in pan.
  2. Add 2 TBSP butter to the bacon drippings, and saute the minced onion, and chopped celery for 7-10 minutes until translucent and beginning to turn golden.
  3. Stir flour into the veg mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    Wisk in the milk and clam juice until no lumps remain.
  4. Add the diced potatoes, bring to a boil, turn down to a high simmer and cook for 7-10 minutes-until potatoes are tender.
  5. Stir in the clams with their juice, bacon, parsley and cream.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve!

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About Easy Clam Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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