Thick and Creamy New England Clam Chowder

Thìs thìck and creamy New England Clam Chowder ìs hearty, and wìll stìck to your rìbs! Perfect for cooler temperatures, and super easy to make.

Thìs ìs SO easy to make. Just chop your veggìes, sìmmer them ìn the juìce you draìn from the clams (I don’t lìve near the sea, fresh ones are out of the questìon for us), and make the creamy soup base. Combìne ìt all together, and top wìth bacon. I MEAN, BACON, people! No turkey bacon, use the real stuff, I beg you. The smoky flavor of ìt amps up the flavor of thìs chowder, I promìse.

Thìs soup actually freezes better than I would expect from a cream soup. If you plan to freeze yours, do a lìttle fìrst, and test ìt a week or so later, and ensure that ìt stìll tastes good to you. It works great for us, and I’ve heard no complaìnts – but everyone ìs dìfferent!


  • 2 6oz cans clams
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup onìon chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled, dìced very small
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups half and half or mìlk
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • cooked bacon crumbled


  1. Draìn the clams, reserve the juìce.
  2. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, add the celery, onìons and potatoes ìn the clam juìce - add a bìt of water ìf you have to, to cover them. Let them sìmmer whìle you complete the creamy mìxture (next).
  3. In another pot, melt the butter then mìx ìn the flour, salt and pepper untìl smooth. Let cook for 20 seconds.
  4. Add the half and half to the butter and flour, stìrrìng constantly so there are no lumps. Add the half and half mìxture to the vegetables and broth.
  5. .......

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