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Easy Clam Chowder in a bowl

Easy Clam Chowder Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 230kcal


  • 1/2 lb Bacon
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 medium Carrots
  • 1/2 bn Celery
  • 1 bn Green Onions
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 3 medium Potatoes
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 20 oz Canned Whole Clams


  • Prepare ingredients for the soup. Dice all veggies into small pieces.
    Ingredients on the table including; bacon, 2 carrots, green onions, celery, onion, a little bowl with seasoning, 2 cans of clams, a jar of chicken broth, a bowl with cream cheese and a measuring cup with whipping cream
  • Dice bacon into small pieces. In a medium size pot (about 6 quarts), brown bacon until it turns crispy. Remove bacon from the pot, leaving the fat for further cooking.
    Bacon being fried in a pot
  • Add diced onions into the same pot where you cooked bacon, and cook for a few minutes, until onions are softened. Add carrots, celery and green onions to the mixture. Cook everything together for a few minutes.
    Green onions, celery and carrots added into the pot
  • Add chicken broth to the cooking ingredients, followed by cream cheese and whipping cream.
    Chicken broth added to pot with vegetables
  • Add diced potatoes into the soup and 2-3 quarts of boiling water, depending on consistency you prefer. Season soup with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add in drained clams and let the soup simmer for another 20-30 minutes.
    Clam Chowder in a pot with a spoon and potatoes next to the bowl
  • Add crispy bacon to the soup. Serve it while it's still hot.
    Clam Chowder in a bowl with saltines next to the bowl


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2145IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.2mg