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Healthy New England Chowder Recipe

Looking for an easy Healthy New England Chowder recipe? Learn how to make Healthy New England Chowder using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 6 servings



Cream, potatoes, and salt pork or bacon give classic chowder its rich flavor. What else they add: about 370 calories and 22 grams of fat per serving. To slim the dish ? by more than half the calories and cholesterol ? we trimmed the bacon, swapped reduced-fat milk for cream, and stirred in flour in place of several starchy potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients for Healthy New England Chowder

1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup clams
2 strips bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
2 tbls all-purpose flour
1 large (12-ounce) potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 cup 2% milk
1 dash Pepper
1 tbls fresh chives, snipped fresh chives

Recipe Directions for Healthy New England Chowder

  1. In 4-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling on high. Add clams; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until clams open, transferring clams to bowl as they open. Discard any unopened clams.

  2. Into 4-cup liquid measuring cup, strain clam broth through sieve lined with paper towel. Add water to broth to equal 2 1/2 cups total.

  3. Rinse saucepan to remove any grit. In same saucepan, cook bacon on medium until browned. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. To bacon fat in pan, add onion, carrot, and celery, and cook 9 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  4. Meanwhile, remove clams from shells and coarsely chop.

  5. Stir flour into vegetable mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring. Gradually stir in clam broth. Add potato; heat to boiling. Cover; simmer on low 12 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk, clams, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and bacon; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with chives to serve.

Categories

Seafood, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 265.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
154
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.4g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
512mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
21.7g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
6.6g
Protein
7.0g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 12% Iron 4%
* 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
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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