Super EASY New England Clam Chowder

Super SUPER easy ... and everyone who has had it LOVES it ... thanks to my lovely sister in law, Sue ... she wrote out the recipe after Hubby got a cup of it (leftovers) from her when we were in Indiana last month ...

As you know, New England style is creamy ... Manhattan is red and chunky. And if you've followed along, you most likely know that Hubby HATES chunky tomatoes in cooked dishes. For someone who is a big fan of food, he certainly can be picky at times :-)

Just for the record, I was set NOT to like this ... I mean, all the ingredients were pretty much processed and well, I'm trying to avoid that stuff ... but, hell, it was Saturday night, smelled good, he made some lovely ciabatta bread and it was to die for ...

Yes, it is a little indulgent and I would suggest you not make it every day. But please, whatever you do, give it at least ONE shot ... I think you'll be glad you did!

Here's what you need:

7 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled (save the bacon grease in skillet)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans of baby clams
5 to 7 potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 cans of cream of celery soup
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 tsp dry dill

Make life a little easier and give the bacon a quick whirl
in food processor to chop it up

Cook onion in the bacon grease until translucent and soft.  Add the juice from the clams (set clams aside) and the potatoes to the pan and cook til the taters are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Add the balance of the ingredients, stir and let simmer 45 minutes or so until thick. Add the clams towards the end.

Dish up into some pretty bowls, top with a little more bacon bits if you have ... ENJOY!

*We made a double batch as we had some friends coming over, so used a WHOLE pound of bacon and double the balance of the ingredients. I'm sure Hubby did some other things to it to season it up as he does NOT follow recipes super well :-). We also used CANNED POTATOES that were in the pantry as I didn't have any in the pantry or fridge. Hubby said he'd do it that way again as it was a heck of a lot better than peeling and dicing!

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  1. I'm not a fan of clams...but my husband LOVES clam chowder and always wants me to make it for him! This sounds so simple and I think he would love it! I'd love if you come link up over at Feed Me Friday!

  2. Hay, lady! You know, I have never had clam chowder! This looks like a good place to start. I think I would prefer the creamy, not tomatoey, version too.
    Thank you for coming by and linking up.

  3. Hey haven't seen you in a while... love the chowder and the bacon topping makes it extra special. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  4. Sounds divine. But 5 to 7 potatoes sounds like an awful lot. How many cans of potatoes did he use?

    1. He used 4 cans of the baby new potatoes, diced. It seems like a lot but it's not really, unless you are using those HUGE baking potatoes!

  5. Hi Jan,
    We just love New England Clam Chowder and your recipe looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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