Cape Cod Clam Chowder

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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30 m servings 345 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 501 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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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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!

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!

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 absolu...

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!

I took a little different tack and used evaporated milk instead of cream. Why? Because it is what my family prefers. Nice recipe!

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