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Easy Clam Chowder


TOTAL TIME: 30 min
PREP TIME: 20 min
SERVINGS: 4

This easy healthy clam chowder is extra simple to make. It’s made in one pot using canned clams. This soup is naturally gluten-free, and all it takes is 30 minutes from start to finish.

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a blue bowl filled with white soup

What makes this chowder special?

  • It’s naturally gluten-free.
  • This chowder recipe is healthier since we are not using any flour or cornstarch and only using heavy cream and bacon for soup texture.
  • Easy to make in 30 minutes using canned clams. This recipe makes a great dinner option on a busy weeknight.

Tips on the Ingredients & Substitutions

  • To keep this recipe healthy, if possible, use sugar-free uncured bacon without nitrates.
  • To make it dairy-free, use almond milk instead of heavy cream.
  • To make it low-carb, use pre-cooked cauliflower florets instead of potatoes.
  • Variations. If desired, add roasted corn, carrots, more spices.

ingredients needed to make clam chowder soup

Tips for success

  • For best texture, don’t boil after adding the heavy cream, so the soup stays white and even.
  • Best when served with a slice of sourdough bread.
  • Use quality canned clams like these canned clams that I found in the local store.

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Healthy Clam Chowder

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This easy healthy clam chowder is extra simple to make. It’s made in one pot using canned clams. This soup is naturally gluten-free, and all it takes is 30 minutes from start to finish.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 327 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 stripes bacon
  • 2 stalks celery washed
  • 2 1/2 cups potatoes washed and diced
  • 3 cans canned clams juice reserved, , aprox 1 2/3 cup.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients—dice celery and potatoes into small cubes.
    cutting board with diced potatoes and celery
  • Open canned clams, drain, reserve the juice.
    three open cans with clams
  • Heat large dutch oven on medium-high heat. Using kitchen scissors, slice bacon, and add to the pot, brown for 1-2 minutes. Add celery, potatoes, and two cups of water. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10-12 minutes.
    deep pot with fried bacon and vegetables
  • Once potatoes are cooked reduce the heat and add heavy cream, clams, salt, and balsamic vinegar. Stir well to break clams into smaller pieces. Turn the stove off and it’s ready to serve.
    large pot filled with white soup

Notes

-To keep this recipe healthy, if possible, use sugar-free uncured bacon without nitrates.
-For best texture, don’t boil after adding the heavy cream, so the soup stays white and even.
-To make it dairy-free, use almond milk instead of heavy cream.
-To make it low-carb, use cauliflower florets instead of potatoes.
-Variations. If desired, add roasted corn, carrots, more spices.
-Serve with a slice of sourdough bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 926mgPotassium: 654mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 969IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
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