Basic Clam Chowder

by , July 2, 2017
clam chowder
Diana Rattray

This flavorful clam chowder is made with some bacon, canned minced clams, potatoes, and cream.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes



  1. Brown the bacon in a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; crumble and set aside. Leave 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan.
  2. To the hot bacon drippings, add onion, clam juice, minced clams, potatoes, and water; simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Add butter, cream, and salt and pepper to taste; heat almost to boiling point.
  3. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over each serving.

Makes 6 Servings

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