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New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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


Submitted by blemmons

Makes 4 servings



Diabetic Living recipe, Fall 2010, pg. 102 Start to finish prep: 45 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for New England Clam Chowder

20 oz clams, whole baby, undrained (2 10oz cans)
2 slices turkey bacon
1 medium onion, chopped,
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
2 medium potatoes, .5" pieces
2 cups cauliflower, small florets, in 1" pieces
1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
2 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 tbsp. flour
3/4 cup carrots, coarsely shredded

Recipe Directions for New England Clam Chowder

  1. Drain clams, resrving liquid. Chop half of clams; set aside chopped and whole clams. Add enough water to the reserved clam liquid to measure 1 1/2 cups; set aside clam liquid.

  2. Coat a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray; heat saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon, onion, and celery to saucepan. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender and bacon is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Chop bacon; et aside.

  3. Stir potatoes, cauliflower, thyme, 1/8 tsp. black pepper, and reserved clam liquid into onion mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  4. Transfer half of the potatoe mixture (about 2 cups) to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Return to the remaining potatoe mixture in saucepan.

  5. In medium bowl, whisk together milk, half-and-half, and flour until smooth. Add all at once to potatoe mixture. Cook and stir in chopped and whole clams and carrots.

  6. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 1 minute more. Sprinkle each serving with chopped bacon.

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish, Soup, American, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 545.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
266
Calories from Fat
8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.9g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
718mg
30%
Potassium
1072mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
52.2g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
19.1g
Protein
12.2g
Vitamin A 82% Vitamin C 91%
Calcium 28% Iron 8%
* 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
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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