Simple Clam Chowder

257 calories 28.5 G protein 27.9 G carbs 2 G fiber
Simple Clam Chowder
Simple Clam Chowder

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    bacon slices

  • 2

    cups chopped onion

  • 1 1/4

    cups chopped celery

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 6

    (6 1/2-ounce) cans chopped clams, undrained

  • 5

    cups diced peeled baking potato (about 1 pound)

  • 4

    (8-ounce) bottles clam juice

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 3

    cups fat-free milk

  • 1/2

    cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)

Directions

Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add onion, celery, salt, thyme, and garlic to drippings in pan; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain clams, reserving liquid. Add clam liquid, potato, clam juice, and bay leaf to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Discard bay leaf. Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 12 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add clams; cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon.

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