Mari's Clam Lovers Chowder

Mari's Clam Lovers Chowder


"This is a large amount of clam chowder good for parties or dinners. It's good served with oyster crackers, hard crust breads, or in sourdough bread bowls."


2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 810 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 810 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 64.3 g
  • 99%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 273 mg
  • 91%
  • Sodium:
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large stockpot, saute bacon until almost crisp. Drain fat. Add clam juice, onion, carrots, water, celery, and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes and simmer 20 more minutes. At the time you add potatoes start cream sauce.
  3. In a Dutch oven melt butter and add flour; blend until smooth. Slowly pour in cream, stirring constantly. DO NOT BOIL! When smooth, transfer to the stockpot.
  4. Stir in clams, salt, pepper, sugar and red wine vinegar. Simmer, never let boil, until smooth and slightly thickened, about 30 to 45 minutes.
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  1. 57 Ratings


I made this recipe on the 4th for a party and it was very good. I felt it needed a little more stock. I went to another party the next day so I made a few changes in the recipe and it was OUTSTA...

I didn't change anything and now I wish I had. This barely tasted like clam chowder to me - it was nice and thick and creamy but I felt it lacked a clam taste. If I made this again I would use...

This is one of the thickest, creamiest, BEST clam chowder recipes we have ever tried! I did, however, use bottled clam juice instead of the water that was called for. Probably not the healthie...