New England Clam Chowder

This favorite chowder from colonial days is a white chowder made with milk or cream.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1/4
cup cut-up bacon or salt pork
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cans (6.5 oz each) minced or whole clams*
1
medium potato, diced (1 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2
cups milk

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  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onion is tender; drain off fat.
  • 2 Drain clams, reserving liquid. Add enough water, if necessary, to clam liquid to measure 1 cup.
  • 3 Stir clams, clam liquid, potato, salt and pepper into bacon and onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until potato is tender.
  • 4 Stir in milk. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until hot (do not boil or soup may curdle).
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onion is tender; drain off fat.
  • 2 Drain clams, reserving liquid. Add enough water, if necessary, to clam liquid to measure 1 cup.
  • 3 Stir clams, clam liquid, potato, salt and pepper into bacon and onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until potato is tender.
  • 4 Stir in milk. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until hot (do not boil or soup may curdle).

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

1 pint shucked fresh clams with their liquid can be substituted for the canned clams. Chop clams and stir in with the potato in step 3.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 cup)
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
140%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.