Max’s Pretty Darn Good Clam Chowder

Make this special clam chowder at home with our recipe.  “Mexi-Corn” is the secret ingredient.  This is slightly spicy, but oh so good.

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Max’s Pretty Darn Good Clam Chowder

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Max’s Pretty Darn Good Clam Chowder

Make Max’s Pretty Darn Good Clam Chowder at home. 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Clam Chowder, Max’s Pretty Darn Good Clam Chowder
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 392kcal


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 ounces clam juice
  • 6 ounces baby clams 1 can
  • 1 can Green Giant Mexicorn
  • 6 strips bacon chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 pound potato peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in saucepan (except for evaporated milk), bring to boil, then reduce to simmer for 10-15 or until vegetables are soft. Add evaporated milk, bring almost to a boil and serve immediately.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 2.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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