Quick and Easy Clam Chowder

This came from a favorite cookbook of mine. The Perfect Recipe. We have used this book many times in adapting recipes for CopyKat Recipes.

Bowl of Clam Chowder Soup.

Nothing beats a quick and easy bowl of clam chowder. Unlike some soups, a delicious bowl of clam chowder can be put together in no time at all.

Quick and Easy Clam Chowder Recipe

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Bowl of Clam Chowder Soup.

Quick Clam Chowder

Nothing is better than a bowl of homemade soup, this quick clam chowder, fits the bill.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quick Clam Chowder
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 320kcal


  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 4 cans (6 1/2 oz) minced clams preferably Doxsee (No MSG) Minced Clams; clams and juice separated 2 (8 oz.) bottles clam juice, preferably Doxsee brand
  • 3 medium waxy red boiling potatoes
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Fry minced bacon over medium heat in a large soup kettle until fat renders and bacon crisps, about five minutes. Add onion to bacon and drippings, and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add flour; stir until lightly colored, about one minute. Gradually whisk in canned and bottle clam juices and 3 cups of water. Add potatoes, bay leaf, and thyme, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Add clams, cream, and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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