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Quick and Easy Clam Chowder Recipe
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Quick and Easy Clam Chowder

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"The best ever clam chowder you have ever tasted, and it is easy and fast. You will pass this recipe along to your family and friends. If you like more clams you can always add more. Sometimes I will also cube potatoes and throw them in."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 10 mins


  1. Mix cream of celery soup, cream of potato soup, clam chowder, 1 can undrained clams, 1 can drained clams, half-and-half cream, and whipping cream into a slow cooker.
  2. Cover, and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2005

I am the original poster of this recipe and since posting this I, too, have made some changes to thicken the soup up. I now 2 to 3 cans of New England Clam Chowder and 2 to 3 cans of Cream of Potato soup. I also add 4 cans of the minced clams. This is still the best Clam Chowder I have ever tasted!!!! Enjoy!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2011

Sorry but I have had better Clam Chowder. Very little flavor and thin. I like a thicker chowder myself.

Jul 13, 2003

Living on the Oregon Coast you would think that there is good clam chowder here? Anyone heard of Moe's? This is even better than Moe's!! This recipe is the BEST that I have had in YEARS and YEARS. Talk about easy and cheap. I used fresh clams out of the Yaquina Bay that we dug. Since there is not a lot of juice I added about 1/4 cup of clam juice (sold in stores with tuna), half an onion, 2 small potatoes, 1t of ground cumin, and cooked for 9 hours. I used the heaven sent Wondra flour product to thicken to our liking! THANK YOU for such a GREAT recipe! Everyone should try it!

Feb 19, 2003

I served this to my family on Christmas Eve and received rave reviews! I doubled the recipe and cooked it in my crockpot on high for 2 hours and then on low for 3 hours. I used 5 small cans of chopped clams with all the juice, 1 qt. half & half and 1 pt. of heavy whipping cream, 2 bags of precooked, chopped red skin potatoes, 1/4 cup chopped onion and also added approximately 1/3 cup of good sherry wine right before serving. Decadent!!! Thanks Deena for sharing this fabulous recipe!

Jan 12, 2003

I just made this super simple chowder and took the advice of some of the other reviews. Added more potatoes and used the fat free version of soups and used 1 pint of fat free half and half and 1/2 pint regular whipping cream. It came out very creamy. I didn't let it cook all day either only until the potatoes were tender. Although I'm not a connoisseur of clam chowder, I thought this was really good.

Mar 23, 2003

In a word... "Phenominal"! My two sons and husband love clam chowder. They have had many bowls in many different restaurants and insist this recipe is among the best they've ever tasted. I made some adjustments to the original recipe. I added 3 cans of clams, but the chowder could have used at least one more can. I also substituted 2 cups of heave cream for the 1/2 and 1/2. I also cut up 5 red new potatoes. Thick, creamy and absolutely delish!

Oct 18, 2003

Took this to my boat club meeting tonight, and for the first time ever, my dish was all eaten up, and lo and behold, people asked me for the recipe! That's such a great feeling. A real judge asked me if there was some liquor in the recipe, and I whispered that yes, I had used some sherry, as someone earlier had suggested. He danced about and insisted that I bring the recipe to the next meeting...So, a squirt of sherry will not hurt, especially if you are entertaining judges.

Dec 27, 2003

This is very good - although I did get a chuckle out of the title. Yes - this is quick & easy to prepare but it takes ALL DAY TO COOK! Maybe not so quick? :)) I added a larger can of clam chowder and used 1/2 the amt of half and half. It is very good but I think it tastes very "store-bought" (for lack of a better description). Some white wine might add more depth or I should have heeded others advice about adding some potatoes or perhaps even some shredded carrots for color. Overall - a very good recipe but I think it needs some playing around with to make it "perfect."


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  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 740 mg
  • 30%

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

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