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New England Clam Chowder

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  3 reviews
  • 45 min prep time
  • total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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A classic hearty soup is ready in about 45 minutes--rich, easy and delicious!

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
cup diced peeled potatoes
1/2
cup chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
1/4
cup chopped onion
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
(6 1/2-oz.) cans minced clams, drained, reserving liquid
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
3
cups milk

Steps

  • 1 Cook bacon in large saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan, reserving drippings; drain bacon on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 2 To bacon drippings in saucepan, add potatoes, celery, onion, salt, thyme, pepper and reserved clam liquid. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3 In 1-quart jar with tight-fitting lid or medium bowl, combine flour and milk; shake or stir with wire whisk until smooth. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • 4 Stir in clams. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. DO NOT BOIL. Top individual servings with bacon.
  • 1 Cook bacon in large saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan, reserving drippings; drain bacon on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 2 To bacon drippings in saucepan, add potatoes, celery, onion, salt, thyme, pepper and reserved clam liquid. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3 In 1-quart jar with tight-fitting lid or medium bowl, combine flour and milk; shake or stir with wire whisk until smooth. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • 4 Stir in clams. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. DO NOT BOIL. Top individual servings with bacon.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
33g
33%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%
18%
Vitamin C
24%
24%
Calcium
32%
32%
Iron
100%
100%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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