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Clam Chowder Recipe

Looking for an easy Clam Chowder recipe? Learn how to make Clam Chowder using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by soundslikematt

Makes 8 servings



Low Calorie Clam Chowder that doesn't taste light.

Recipe Ingredients for Clam Chowder

13 oz. chopped clams, undrained
16 oz. clam juice
2 medium slices bacon
2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups peeled, chopped yukon gold potatoes (two pounds)
2 cups water
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp bay leaf
3 cups fat free milk
1/2 cup flour

Recipe Directions for Clam Chowder

  1. 1. Drain the clams through a collander, reserving the liquid. Combine the clam liquid with the clam juice, and set liquids and the clams aside.

  2. 2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium-high heat, and cook the bacon until crisp. Reserve 2 tsp of the bacon drippings in the pan, and remove the bacon. Crumble the bacon, and set aside.

  3. 3. Add the onion, celery, and garlic to the bacon drippings, and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  4. 4. Add the potatoes, water, clam juices, salt, thyme, and bay leaf to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

  5. 5. With a wire whisk, whisk together the milk and the flour. Slowly add the milk mixuture to the pan, and continue simmering the soup for 10 minutes, stirring often as the soup thickens.

  6. 6. Discard the bay leaf. Add the clams and crumbled bacon to the chowder. Simmer an additional 2 minutes.

  7. Serves 8

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 384.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
168
Calories from Fat
11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
686mg
29%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
34.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
16.7g
Protein
5.9g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 15% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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