New England Clam Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl

Betty Graves


This is one of my husbands favorite recipes. In fact, he makes this recipe a lot himself. It is so good on a snow day that you are stuck inside and feel the warmth of the house and the beauty of the snow. It is one of these recipes that give you a warm feeling inside. It is also good anytime you want to taste such a wonderful soup.

★★★★★ 6 votes
individual servings of your choice
15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I loved this chowder. It was savory, creamy and very hearty. This recipe is close to one of my favorite chowders I used to enjoy in Boston. The perfect dish to warm you up on a cold winter's day.

We used 8 oz bottles of clam juice and a 14 oz can of broth when making this chowder.


bread round loaves of rye or sour dough. (i use small individual loaves for each person)
1/4 c
salad oil
1 tsp
garlic minced
strips of bacon fried (and chopped)
1 c
celery, diced
1 c
carrots, diced
1 c
onions, diced
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
salt and pepper to taste
1 can(s)
chicken broth
3 can(s)
clam juice
1 c
half and half
3 large
potatoes, peeled and diced
2 c
clams, drained and chopped
roux: (1/4 pound butter and 1 cup flour)
cheese, shredded on top of soup when served (i use cheddar)


1In large pot saute the oil and garlic about 2 minutes. Add diced vegetables and saute for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add herbs and salt and pepper. Add clam stock and chicken broth bring to a boil. Add potatoes and bring to a boil again. Add roux and chopped clams, and half and half reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
2Slice off the top 1"-2" of the bread. Cut around the inside of the bread to create a 1" border around the sides. Hollow out the inside of the bread loaf creating bite size pieces.
3If desired, sprinkle bits of green onion on top.

About New England Clam Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Collections: Soup's On!, Winter Recipes