Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Slow Cooker Clam Chowder


"This is a chowder recipe that I always use. It is no longer the original recipe, but it is delicious and gets rave reviews!!"


6 h 15 m servings 407 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 748 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, drain the clams and reserve the juice. Add water to the juice as needed to total 1 3/4 cups liquid. Cover the clams and put in refrigerator for later.
  2. In a slow cooker combine the bacon, potatoes, onion, carrot, soup, ground black pepper, evaporated milk and reserved clam juice with water. Cover and cook on low setting for 9 to 11 hours OR on high setting for 4 to 5 hours. Add the clams and cook on high setting for another hour.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 38 Ratings


I have made this recipe again and again with only one modification-I waited to add the evaporated milk until the end. I add it last with the clams, then heat through. Keeps the milk or cream (de...

Great foundation recipe. Only 4 stars because chowder original recipe more watery and not as creamy as my family likes. We needed a good hearty hot meal to eat with buns during our ski day, so...

double the amount of clams and potatoes. Oh so good

Perfect! This recipe is under rated! Add more clams, potatos and cook on high for 5 hours. I also doubble the pepper (personal taste).

This is great! I've never made Clam Chowder before, but after reading the reviews decided to try this with a few additions. I did use two cans of clams, and I'm glad I did; even with that they s...

This chowder curdled in my crock pot. I followed the recipe to put crock pot on low for 9 hours. I was very disappointed that it did not work out.

I was pleasantly surprized how much i liked this. I'm not a big fan of seafood, but the clam taste was so small that i really enjoyed it. I made it for my boyfriend who loves clam chowder, and...

Our house smelled so good as this cooked! It was really good, but was more of a soup then a creamy chowder! **Not complaining** It was still really good! Made a lot for a family of three! But ...

This recipe turned out awful. All the milk curdled. You can't put the milk in and then cook it for 9 - 11 hours!