Low(er) Fat Clam Chowder

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 344.1
  • Total Fat: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,023.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g

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Introduction

A lower fat version of New England Clam Chowder. Tho it appears to be high in sodium! This is converted from a recipe found on allrecipes by ommie3 (giving credit where credit is due). The calories aren't much less than hers, but it cuts the fat in half. Enjoy! A lower fat version of New England Clam Chowder. Tho it appears to be high in sodium! This is converted from a recipe found on allrecipes by ommie3 (giving credit where credit is due). The calories aren't much less than hers, but it cuts the fat in half. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 cup butter
    1 large onion (more or less to your taste)
    3/4 cup flour
    1 quart shucked clams, with liquid
    6 (8-oz.) jars clam juice
    1 pound boiling potatoes, peeled and chopped (3-4 medium)
    3 cups Fat Free Half and Half
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 teaspoon chopped, fresh dill weed

Directions

Melt butter in a large kettle or stock pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until clear. Stir in flour and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 2-4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a separate pot, bring clams and clam juice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

In a small saucepan, cover peeled potatoes with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Slowly pour hot clam stock into butter/flour mixture while stirring constantly. Continue stirring and slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add cooked potatoes. Mix in half and half, salt and pepper and chopped dill. Heat through but do not boil.

Serves 8.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SASSYMOMWI.

TAGS:  Fish | Other | Other Fish | Soup | Fish Soup |

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