This is the New England chowder of your dreams. Easy to make and delicious. You can cut calories by using milk instead of the 1/2 & 1/2. You can use flour instead of the dry leek soup mix as a thickening agent or make this gluten free by omiting the dry leek soup mix and using cornstarch as a thickening agent. Substituting with milk and flour or cornstarch also lowers the cost.
Modified from: The Ultimate New England Clam Chowder