Corn and Clam Chowder

While Manhattan-style clam chowder is made with tomatoes, New Englanders prefer theirs in a creamy broth. Our version is made with skim milk to lower the fat content.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 5

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut up
3
medium potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
3/4
cup chopped onions
1/2
cup chopped celery
2
cups skim milk
2
(6.5-oz.) cans minced clams, drained, reserving liquid
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1
(15-oz.) can cream-style corn
1
(11-oz.) can vacuum-packed whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until brown and crisp. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 tablespoon pan drippings from saucepan.
  • 2 Add potatoes, onions and celery to drippings in saucepan; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add milk, reserved clam liquid, thyme and pepper; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Carefully transfer 2 cups hot mixture to food processor bowl with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir in cream-style corn, whole kernel corn and clams. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 To serve, ladle chowder into individual soup bowls. Crumble reserved bacon; sprinkle over chowder.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    730mg
    730%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    17g
    17%
    ),
    Protein
    9g
    9%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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