Wilma's Clam Chowder

Wilma's Clam Chowder


"A chunky, delicious chowder with a back-east taste."


45 m servings 559 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 559 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.1g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 619 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Drain juice from the clams into a medium size pot, set the clams aside. Add water or bottled clam juice. Add potatoes and onions to the pot and cover. Cook over a medium heat until potatoes are soft. Stirring occasionally.
  2. Add milk, evaporated milk, butter or margarine, parsley, thyme, seafood seasoning, celery salt, salt and pepper to taste, cracker crumbs and clams.
  3. Simmer until soup is about to boil, be careful not to let it boil. Serve hot.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Thick, creamy and delicious. I used 2% milk and evaporated milk to keep the chowder fairly low-fat and it's still very rich tasting. I also used a 12 oz can of clams (instead of 6 1/2) for a l...

One star is to much for this recipe, but there is nothing lower. this mess tasted like soda crackers and milk, everyone in the house tasted it and said it was not good.

I really wanted to love this recipe. It seemed like a healthy alternative to the clam chowders with cream or half and half. Unfortunately, I wasn't pleased with the result. It was thick, but ...

Changed recipe to serve 8. Added half a large onion and one large carrot(instead of 2 onions), a can of cream of celery + milk to equal 4 cups of milk, added a little garlic powder & basil. Di...

Absolutely excellent and soooo easy to make. Creamy, tasty and very comforting. I made it a rainy, gray, cold day and all the family enjoyed it so much! Way to go Wilma!

This chowder was very good--although it didn't have a strong enough clam flavor (even though I used an extra can of clams with the extra juice). It was actually better the next day. I began by ...

Wilma you out-did yourself with this one. So thick it wouldnt even fall off the spoon. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe!

I pureed potatoes and onions, added broccoli and 2 tbl spoons of flour instead of crackers. Quite tasty!Thanks!

Followed directions to a "T" but we did not think that there was a lot of flavor. Thanks for letting us try.