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Easy Clam Chowder


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

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Recipe Features

  • It’s gluten-free clam chowder.
  • This recipe doesn’t use any flour or cornstarch. We are making it with heavy cream and potatoes for a creamy texture.
  • It’s made with canned clams in under 30 minutes.
  • This recipe makes a great dinner option on a busy weeknight.

Key Ingredients

ingredients needed to make clam chowder soup

Step-by-step Instructions

1. Gather the ingredients—dice celery and potatoes into small cubes.

cutting board with diced potatoes and celery

2. Open canned clams, drain, reserve the juice.

three open cans with clams

3. Heat large dutch oven pot on medium-high heat. Using kitchen scissors, slice bacon, add to the pot, brown for 1-2 minutes. Add celery, potatoes, and two cups of water or broth. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10-12 minutes.

deep pot with fried bacon and vegetables

4. Once potatoes are cooked reduce the heat, 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

Recipe Tips

  • 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

Variations

  • To keep this recipe sugar-free, use sugar-free uncured bacon without nitrates.
  • To make it dairy-free, use almond or oat 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What to serve with clam chowder?

Serve clam chowder with oyster crackers, sourdough bread, french bread, homemade biscuits.

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a blue bowl filled with white soup

Easy Clam Chowder

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This easy 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

Ingredients
  

  • 6 stripes bacon
  • 2 stalks celery washed
  • 2 1/2 cups potatoes washed and diced
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 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.
  • Open canned clams, drain, reserve the juice.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • To keep this recipe sugar-free, use sugar-free uncured bacon without nitrates.
  • To make it dairy-free, use almond or oat 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 926mgPotassium: 654mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 969IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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