Cape Cod Clam Chowder Recipe -
Cape Cod Clam Chowder Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Cape Cod Clam Chowder

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"This is a thin, simple chowder which reminds me of my summertime favorite on Cape Cod."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook onions in melted butter until clear, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour clam juice into the saucepan. Add the potato; bring the mixture to a boil. Cook at a boil until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir heavy cream into the mixture; add clams. Continue cooking until the clams are warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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Jun 05, 2013

This was great. I did add celery and thyme, but the best part of this recipe is no flour or cornstarch to make it thick and, well, floury. Thanks so much!

Apr 12, 2014

Unimpressed. Took a LOT of cornstarch to get some texture and added bacon to get any flavor. And why would you drain the cans of clams and then add bottled clam juice? Clam juice is expensive!

Jan 25, 2014

I made this tonight and it was excellent! So easy too. I so substituted 1% milk for cream to cut back in fat and sugar (my husband is diabetic) and used some corn starch to thicken it. He absolutely loved it. I willddefinitely be making this again.

Apr 23, 2014

I was looking for a simple and quick clam chowder recipe and I found it here. The only change I made was I used 1 bottle of clam juice. It was delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 501 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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