Cathie's Clam Chowder

Cathie's Clam Chowder


"Mmm, good! Oakies version of clam chowder. Don't forget the saltines! Add one more jar of clam juice, for those of you who like it clammy -- I know that's how my hubby likes it. Enjoy!"


1 h 20 m servings 271 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, celery and onion until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour to form a roux, cooking until bubbly. Whisk in 1 jar of clam juice, until smooth. Stir in onion mixture. Pour in half-and-half, stirring constantly. Stir in clams, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Season with pepper and serve.
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  1. 26 Ratings


I quadrupled this recipe for an office potluck at work, what a hit! Here are some of the changes I made: I sauteed the bacon, onions and celery, and added the flour to the bacon fat to make th...

This recipe is excellent, and very easy. Instead of using bottled clam juice, which can be gritty, I prefer the St.Ours clam broth you buy in a package and mix with water.

This clam chowder is awesome! I don't like potatoes in soup, so I'm always picking them out. When I found this without potatoes, I had to try it. I've made it twice now and it's is absolutely ...

Absolutely delicious. My family just loved this recipe. Kids gobbled it up and husband had thirds!!! I changed the recipe a bit. I did added one more tbsp of flour and used 500ml of half and hal...

Wonderful, chuncky and flavor-filled chowder. I substituted 2 small potatoes (red & russet) for the celery and served with crusty warm french bread. Also added some extra flour to thicken up. ...

I was disappointed with this recipe. I followed the directions exactly (except where it forgot to tell us when to add the additional clam juice, i did that on my own) and it "broke" almost immed...

This has been an OMG GOOD chowder, But.. If you have more that 2 people eating it, You should double or even triple the recipe amounts. I had to make a second trip to the store because my daug...

Great! Trying to do the low carb thing, but was afraid chowder would be too boring without potatoes. NOT! So full of chunks you don't even notice there are no potatoes. I did substitute milk f...

I have made this several times and it is excellent. Easy too!