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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.5
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.7 mg
  • Sodium: 635.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 11.5 g

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New England Clam Chowder

Submitted by: LANC92

Introduction

Adapted from one I saw in Cooking Light. Adapted from one I saw in Cooking Light.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    4 (6 1/2 oz) cans chopped clams, undrained
    2 (8 oz) bottles clam juice
    4 bacon slices
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 garlic clove, minced
    3 cups cubed red potato
    1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    3 parsley sprigs
    1 bay leaf
    2 cups 1% milk
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup half and half

Directions

Drain clams through a colander into a bowl, reserving liquid and clams. Combine clam liquid and clam juice.

Cook bacon in large pot until crisp. Remove bacon from pot, reserving 2 tsp dripping in pan. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add onion, celery, and garlic to pot and saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Add clam juice mixture, potato and next four ingredients (through bay leaf); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Whisk together flour and milk until smooth. Add to pan. Stir in clams and half and half. Cook about 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Yields 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chowder and 1 1/2 tsp bacon.)

Number of Servings: 8


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LANC92.






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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    very good. i used skim milk and no fat half-and-half to try and cut back on some fat and calories. still turned out fantastic. i also added mushrooms and more garlic, just because i love them. - 8/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this soup was really really good. it was perfect for the cold snowy days we've been having lately! and surprisingly light on the calories. - 11/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe a cup has under 200 calories. It was sooo good! I will definitely make this again! - 9/25/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made a recipe VERY similar to this one and it turned out really good! It called for turkey bacon which helped to keep down the fat. - 2/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent soup! Thanks for posting it. - 10/30/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very tasty, and loved that it didn't feel too heavy! - 6/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Deeeeelicious!!! Thanks for the ideas on using fat-free milk and half and half. A neighbor smelled the aromas and knocked on my door to ask what kind of cuisine was I cooking. I told her I decided to have a soup and salad night. LOL! - 8/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I finally found time to make this soup, and it tastes delicious! It's much better than the name brand chunky soups! - 1/17/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe and I used rice milk as my husband and I are lactose intolerant. It turned out delicious and just thick enough to feel like we were really "cheating" on our healthy eating style of meals. So happy to know about this one as it makes a nice winter family meal with corn bread. - 11/24/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. I will definitely try this after payday. - 11/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    *To thicken: Mash up some of the potatos

    We love clam chowder and haven't had it in a long time because of the high calories. So happy to find this recipe. Thanks for submitting it. I also served it with spicy oyster crackers (yes it adds quite a bit calories but oh so yummy) - 2/5/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make. I cut the recipe in half. - 1/28/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was really worried about a "healthy" or "light" version of clam chowder. I was REALLY surprised at how yummy it was, the flavors were perfect and it was really filling and delicious and best of all UNDER 200 calories! Even the kids gobbled it up! - 1/25/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The flavor was very good! It was however very thin. I will add some corn starch and extra clams next time, and could use a tiny salt. But I will make again, it was great. loved that the servings were so low cal - 9/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made it for my husband who is a clam chowder connoisseur, and he loved it! We're definitely making this again. - 2/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used regular evaporated milk instead of the half-and-half, and added a cup of sliced carrots for color. - 11/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome ideas for making this recipe even lower in cals. I had to give up Clam Chowder. Now it's back in my menu! - 11/24/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try - 11/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this as my husband used to rave about my clam chowder and I stopped making it because of all the calories. - 11/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds too good to be true. Definitely want to make this one. - 11/24/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am anxious to make this soup - as soon as I get the ingredients. Thank you for sharing this recipe! - 11/24/09

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  • Outstanding...my youngest daughter is not a soup eater and she went back for seconds. - 4/12/13

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  • It turned out very tasty. I didn't use the half and half. I used all 2 % milk and I smashed some of the potatoes with a potato masher.
    Thanks for a great recipe. - 10/14/12

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  • 4 - 7/5/11

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  • I made this for me and my boyfriend last night and it was great, wouldn't even know it was good for you :) - 1/16/11

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  • Made this Clam Chowder this afternoon and was very disappointed. I think the Thyme did it in. Very bland and really not Clam taste. The worst Clam Chowder I every tasted and it took me some time to make it. What a mistake! - 12/29/10

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  • I don't get the raves...mine was sooo bland...even with the Worchester sauce I added...and a splash of wine...I'm still in search of best recipe... - 12/11/10

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  • Made this chowder on the weekend and received outstanding reviews! It's a keeper. My boyfriend ate 5 bowls the first night!! Instead of bacon, I used bacon-flavoured turkey strips and still had the flavour less the extra fat. I also used low-fat half 'n half, too. - 11/4/10

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  • Used old bay instead of thyme to add some extra kick with 4 cloves of garlic and WOW... INCREDIBLE, my 20 month old loved it - 9/30/10

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  • Gotta try this, what with the great reviews. Hubby loves clam chowder and he is not a soup lover, and my own recipe is DELICIOUS, but HIGH in calories. - 7/23/10

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  • Love it and will make it again - 6/28/10

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  • I made the chowder tonight and it was excellent. I added carrots and used fat free milk and fat free half and half because that's what I had on hand. I didn't have thyme so I substituted basil. Anyways I will make this again. Loved it. - 2/25/10

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  • I love New England Clam Chowder. I was afraid (by the smell of the cooking) that it would come off too strong for me but I really enjoyed it. I will definately make this again. - 2/15/10

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  • And I do love my clam chowder. Lower calories, same great taste--what's not to love?! - 11/25/09

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  • There's nothing like a good clam chowder recipe to eat on a cold night. - 11/25/09

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  • THANKS FOR THIS RECIPE. IT SOUNDS SO DELICIOUS AND LOWER IN CALORIES. - 11/24/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    cant wait to try clam chowder is my hubbys fav soup will try this weekend - 11/24/09

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