New England Clam Chowder Recipes

March 10, 2011

New England Clam Chowder in mugs.My dad would take me clamming, and when we had a good haul he would make a big pot of clam chowder the next day. When I make it now it is like he is in my kitchen waiting to see if I am enjoying his chowder and planning our next trip to the ocean.




In a large pan, fry the pork until almost crisp, remove and toss away (bacon can be replaced for the pork, crumble and add to chowder at end); Add onion and saute until lightly browned. Add potatoes and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the chopped clams and their juices, milk, cream, thyme, salt, and pepper. Heat almost to the boiling point.

Servings: 4
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
30 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My dad

By Myst from Muncie, IN

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September 25, 2018

Homemade clam chowder is the very best! So hearty, satisfying and down right good. Very easy to make and puts the canned chowder to shame.

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July 2, 2013

This will make a large pot of chowder. Serves about 6-8 servings with leftovers.

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May 4, 2012

As a girl born and raised in New England, I love clam chowder. I have tried to make it myself several times with so so good results. I can't seem to get it thick enough for my husband and the clam flavor is not quite enough. Help from others would be appreciated.

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By Judy


May 4, 20120 found this helpful
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Add some instant mashed potato flakes to thicken it. Works with potato and other cream soups. For more clam flavor, be sure to add the juice if using canned clams. Hope this helps 8^)

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June 14, 2014

I am looking for a recipe for clam chowder using chopped clams.

By Vicky


June 16, 20140 found this helpful

My husband & I make a wonderful clam chowder. We don't measure ingredients just chop & cook. First we cut up potatoes to boil till just soft. We then chop up onion, celery & bacon. Fry this till soft. When done I add a couple of spoons of flour into the veggies & make a rue. When potatoes are cooked we drain most of the water out.


I add the veggie mixture to the potatoes, the clams & juice. Stir together. Then add milk or cream to the soup. Add pepper & whatever spices you like with clams. Heat then serve. We enjoy crackers in our chowder. ( this is a basic recipe from my mom. We added the bacon.

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March 10, 2011

Cook bacon in medium saucepan until crisp; drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.

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