Dee's Pantry Clam Chowder

Dee Stillwell


I have made alot of clam chowder through the years. Some homemade and some by adding things to canned soup. The best canned clams in my opinion are Bumble Bee whole clams in the tall can (about 6oz) I have also tried every brand of canned clam chowder. I havd found Campbell's Chunky New England Style Clam Chowder to have the best flavor and texture. This is the way I love my clam chowder...with bacon, celery, potato, and extra clams. Plus a few other things to make it delicious. What starts as a good can of soup turns into a delicious bowl of soup when you get done with it. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
35 Min


1/2 lb
bacon, cut up in small pieces
1 medium
or 1/2 large onion, diced
1 c
celery, diced
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
white wine, dry
2 can(s)
campbell's chunky new england style clam chowder
2 - 6 oz
cans of bumble bee whole clams in tall can
2 can(s)
new potatoes, drained and diced
1soup can
milk, 1/2 & 1/2 or evaporated milk, may need more if you like ur soup thinner.
1/2 tsp
freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
add salt if you think if needs it when soup is finished simmering.


1Open cans and dice potatoes, set aside. Drain clams, reserving juice and set aside. Cut up onion & celery, set aside. Cut up bacon in small pieces.
2Brown bacon in a 3-4 qt sauce pot. when bacon is crispy, remove from drippings with slotted spoon.
3Leave about 3 tbl drippings in pan and saute onions & celery until soft. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add wine and stir to get flavor bits off bottom of pan. Cook 1 minute more. Add soup (rinse cans out with milk), milk, clam juice and spices. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in potatoes nd reserved clams. Simmer for 5 minutes. If soup is too thick add a little more milk etc. Serve by itself or with a salad & a nice crusty chewy sour dough bread. Yummy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders, Fish Soups