This Easy Bacon Clam Chowder Recipe Is Creamy & Comforting by 30Seconds Food

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This Easy Bacon Clam Chowder Recipe Is Creamy & Comforting

Creamy and comforting, this New England clam chowder recipe is a must-have soup recipe any time of year. And this savory soup recipe is a breeze to make for lunch or dinner

This easy clam chowder recipe begins with bacon. That means this rich chowder recipe is loaded with flavor and texture that will have you wanting more and more.

For a party, this seafood recipe would be fun served in shot glasses or small mugs. We think you and your family will love cozying up with this bacon soup recipe. Make a pot this weekend!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 - 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half or heavy cream
  • 2 – 3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans clams, plus their liquid
  • oyster crackers or slices of toasted baguette

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. To the bacon grease (you can remove some if you feel it’s too much) add the butter, chopped onion and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the flour and stir until blended.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking, until it’s smooth. Add the half and half or cream, potatoes and bay leaf. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Add the clams and their liquid and the bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Heat through. Serve with oyster crackers or toasted baguette slices.

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Soup Bowls $7 & Up
Oyster Crackers $2 & Up
Minced Clams $5 & Up
Bay Leaves $3 & Up

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Meredith Schneider
Mmmmm Donna John !Could use a bowl of this today! Tired of this dark, cold rainy weather.
Donna John
Yum! Nothing like a good bowl of clam chowder! #NationalClamChowderDay
Dieter Schmitz
Perfect winter recipe! Donna John I love clam chowder. Hint, Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds ❣️
Elisa Schmitz
I love clam chowder, too. Will be making this soon! #yum

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