Clam Chowder Recipe (VIDEO)

This homemade clam chowder recipe is creamy, but light and so satisfying. New England style clam chowder loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and bacon | natashaskitchen.com

Homemade clam chowder is easy and such a treat. It is creamy, but light and so satisfying. This New England style clam chowder recipe is loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and crunchy bacon.

Creamy soups are such a treat. I fell in love with them on our honeymoon in Mexico where we enjoyed 5-star dining for the first time in our lives and it’s so fun to recreate restaurant quality dishes at home (like this Zuppa Toscana Recipe!).

The SECRET INGREDIENT: The cilantro on top is brilliant – an idea I picked up from my favorite restaurant clam chowder. Try it and you’ll want to top all of your clam chowders with bacon and cilantro forever!

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This creamy clam chowder recipe rivals the best clam chowders I have tried and it’s not as guilty with only 1 cup of cream for the entire pot, but it sure tastes indulgent (WINNING!). It has simple ingredients with minimal prep. You can start with fresh clams if you wish but using canned clams is so easy and less expensive than purchasing clams by the pound.

This homemade clam chowder recipe is creamy, but light and so satisfying. New England style clam chowder loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and bacon | natashaskitchen.com

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That little bit of bacon adds so much flavor, both in the soup and as a topping and makes every bite completely irresistible.

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This homemade clam chowder recipe is creamy, but light and so satisfying. New England style clam chowder loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and bacon | natashaskitchen.com

This clam chowder is hearty and loaded. Nearly every bite has clams in it which is awesome because what you get at restaurants is very little clams and veggies but just a ton of cream. I find homemade clam chowder is so much more enjoyable than dining out.

This homemade clam chowder recipe is creamy, but light and so satisfying. New England style clam chowder loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and bacon | natashaskitchen.com

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Clam Chowder Recipe (VIDEO)

4.97 from 27 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Homemade clam chowder is easy and a real treat. It's creamy, but light and so satisfying. This New England style clam chowder recipe is loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and crunchy bacon.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $14-$16
Calories: 231 kcal
Servings: 8 (1 cup servings)

Ingredients

  • 6 slices lean bacon cut into 1/2" strips
  • 2 medium carrots sliced into thin rings or half rings
  • 2 celery ribs finely diced
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup chopped clams with their juice from 2 small cans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs 6 medium potatoes (yukon gold or russet), peeled
  • 2 cups milk any kind
  • 1 cup whipping cream or heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot or dutch oven over med/high heat and add the chopped bacon. Sautรฉ, stirring occasionally until browned and crisp then transfer to paper towel lined plate. Keep 3 Tbsp of bacon grease in the pot (discard excess if desired).
  2. Add prepared carrots, onion and celery and continue cooking over med/nigh heat, stirring occasionally until soft and golden (7-8 min). Sprinkle in 4 Tbsp flour, and saute another minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add 2 cups chicken broth, 1 cup chopped clams with their juice,1 bay leaf, 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire, 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Bring soup to a light boil.
  4. While soup is heating up, chop potatoes into bite-sized pieces about 1/4" thick. Add potatoes to pot then stir in 2 cups milk and 1 cup whipping cream. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and lightly boil until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork (about 20 min). Season to taste with salt and pepper. To serve, garnish with cooked bacon and fresh cilantro.

Recipe Notes

The soup will thicken more as it cools. If needed, you can thin it out by adding more milk or chicken broth and bringing it to a boil once more.

Nutrition Facts
Clam Chowder Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 578mg 24%
Potassium 608mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 62.8%
Vitamin C 15.1%
Calcium 13%
Iron 18.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This homemade clam chowder recipe is creamy, but light and so satisfying. New England style clam chowder loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and bacon | natashaskitchen.com

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This homemade clam chowder recipe is creamy, but light and so satisfying. New England style clam chowder loaded with tender clams, silky potatoes and bacon | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Vita
    April 27, 2018

    this recipe is soooo good!!!! I love it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Vita, thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Snizhana
    April 9, 2018

    Tried this tonight! What a treat! My husband and I loved it!!! Hit it out of the ballpark once again Natasha! Youโ€™re a star. So thankful to God for you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you both love this recipe! Thanks for following and sharing your awesome review! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Joseph Marshall
    March 3, 2018

    Try using Philly Cream Cheese (block) instead of flour and half and half cream instead of milk. Very creamy and delish Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2018

      Yum, thanks for the suggestion Joseph! Reply

    • Snizhana
      April 9, 2018

      Thank you Joseph for that! I was out of milk but had half and half-Thatโ€™s exactly what I did! I used only half block of cream cheese though and the 2 cups of half and half instead of the milk and cream and turned out phenomenal!!! Reply

  • Marina Smolgovsky
    February 28, 2018

    Hello Natasha, could you please let me know what I can substitute whipping cream with?

    I want to make it, but do not have wheaping cream

    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 28, 2018

      Hi Marina, you could use full fat milk or half and half but it wouldn’t be quite the same creamy consistency since milk is thinner. Reply

    • Marina Smolgovsky
      March 4, 2018

      Thank you very much Natasha, planing to make it today Reply

  • Dolores
    February 20, 2018

    First time making clam chowder, absolutely delicious, doubled the recipe and added a bottle of clam juice just cause I like it very clammy tasting, oh and had left over shrimp in the fridge so finely diced those and threw them in. Don’t like cilantro so used fresh flat leaf parsley. OUTSTANDING!!!! Thank you for sharing… Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2018

      My pleasure Dolores! I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Vicki
    February 14, 2018

    Just made the clam chowder. Wow!! Was great! Super easy and super yummy!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2018

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Vicki! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • Jenny Hughes
    February 1, 2018

    Can this be made ahead of time and reheated? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2018

      Hi Jenny, that would work just fine ๐Ÿ˜€ Reply

  • Maria Atanasova
    February 1, 2018

    Hi, Natasha!
    Wonderful recipes every time, congratulations!
    Natasha, I am from Europe, can you indicate measures in milliliters and weight. Thank you so much!
    Maria, Bugaria Reply

  • Cheryl
    January 18, 2018

    This looks good, but would like to use crab…possible? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 19, 2018

      Hi Cheryl, yes one of my readers reported good results with crab. Did you see my reply to your comment below? Reply

    • Cheryl
      January 19, 2018

      Thank you, i have some and am anxious to make this. Your recipes certainly fit my preferences in food. Keep’em coming Natasha! Reply

  • Alina
    January 18, 2018

    Hi Natashen’ka!!! Thank you so much for this recipe! It is soo delicious, I made it 2 times in 1 week, because the first portion was gone soo fast! Also, due to my keto diet, didn’t put potatoes and instead of flour I put xanthan gum for thickness and added extra can of clams and crabmeat. Thanks a LOT!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      Hello Alina! My pleasure, I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Cheryl
    January 18, 2018

    In clam recipes can you ever substitute crab? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2018

      Hi Cheryl, I havenโ€™t tried that but one of my readers reported great results using crab meat in this recipe. Reply

  • PATRICIA GARCIA
    January 18, 2018

    the recipe sounds wonderful, but I wonder if the clams don’t suffer a bit from being simmered for 20 minutes until the potatoes are done. Clams can get very rubbery with a hair too much cooking. I think I would add them after the potatoes are tender. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2018

      Hi Patricia, They are tender after the lengthy simmering. I think it would still work to add them later if you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • PATRICIA GARCIA
        January 18, 2018

        I intend to make it tomorrow for company; it sounds and looks so delicious! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 18, 2018

          I hope you love it Patricia! Please let me know how it turns out! Reply

          • PATRICIA GARCIA
            January 25, 2018

            It was delicious. I added more clams, and only added them at the end to heat through. It was fabulous. Flavors were perfect! Thank you for a great keeper recipe.

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            January 25, 2018

            You’re welcome Patricia! I’m glad to hear the recipe is was a success. Thanks for sharing!

          • PATRICIA GARCIA
            April 28, 2018

            I have made it at least four times since this post, but I still don’t add the clams (I use three cans) until the last moment to just warm them. This is an excellent recipe, which I have come to crave, after a few weeks. Company worthy!

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            April 28, 2018

            I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Patricia!

    • Lobo
      May 21, 2018

      Agreed. If using canned or cooked clams, just add them near the end (but add the clam juice early). I learned that the hard way long ago when my first chowder was full of rubbery clams. I was surprised this recipe didn’t take this into account.

      I like this clam chowder variation, especially because cilantro. Interesting use of Tabasco and Worcestershire. Reply

  • Patricia
    January 8, 2018

    Allergy to shell fish, do you have a recipe for a thick fish chowder ? Love your videos and your cooking technique, nice & simple . Patricia Canada Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2018

      HI Patricia, I don’t have another fish chowder, but you could add seared fish over the top of our creamy cauliflower soup and that would be amazing!! We usually serve that garnished with shrimp, but fish would be great! Reply

      • PATRICIA GARCIA
        January 18, 2018

        I would think you could use this recipe, withholding the clams, and adding fish chunks for the last 10 minutes or so. Reply

  • Diana
    January 5, 2018

    Hey so I made it and the flavor was perfect. However, I kept getting little grains in the soup. So I’m thinking that maybe I should have rinsed the canned clams before putting them into the soup? I did use whole clams though so wondering if that made a difference. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Hi Diana, it sounds like sand from the clams. I usually use chopped clams so I wonder if there is a difference in the whole ones. If using whole, it would probably be smart to strain the liquid and use it so you don’t lose the clam flavor and then rinse the clams to ensure there isn’t sand in them.
      P.S. If anyone has any better ideas, please let us know! ๐Ÿ™‚  Reply

    • Charles Cook
      January 5, 2018

      Diana,
      Discard the liquid and rinse your clams, you can create a flavourful stock by sautรฉing shallots,in butter ,garlic, sweet wine ,(optional) chicken stock and clams
      When using fresh clams , we soak them in fresh tap water , they usually discard the fresh water as it is foreign to their salt water environment and at the same time self flush the sand. You will not have a strainer in your kitchen to strain sand
      Hope this helps
      Charles Cook Reply

      • PATRICIA GARCIA
        January 18, 2018

        a coffee filter is a perfect strainer for sand. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 18, 2018

          Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Kathy Humann
    December 24, 2017

    I’ve never made clam chowder before and decided for Christmas Eve supper for my husband and I, I would give it a tray! This recipe was delicious! Rich and elegant, but rustic and comfy too…wow…I will be making this again and again. I followed the recipe exactly, except I went ahead and used both cans of clams with juice even tho it was more than a cup. Served with yeast rolls, butter and honey! Merry Christmas! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers Kathy! Reply

  • Albina
    December 19, 2017

    I enjoy making your recipes and am thankful for them! I know this is a weird question, but why is your hair often down when you cook? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2017

      Hi Albina, it’s really only for food videos. I’ve tested my own theory and the videos where I put my hair up just didn’t get very far. Visual appeal is a big deal in every aspect of the video so we try to do our best. It’s similar to what you’d see on the food network or any big food show where they wear their nicest dress shirts, finest makeup and a professionally styled hairdo – often not up in a bun ;). I don’t cook in a commercial kitchen where I serve anyone outside of my own family and no one in the house has complained so I’m a-ok with my hair being down. Reply

  • Nancy
    December 6, 2017

    Could you use frozen clam meat? Thanks so much for any input. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 6, 2017

      Hi Nancy, I think that would work – I don’t see why not! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • JoAnn McCaffrey
    December 5, 2017

    Made this for supper tonight for two. Easy to make with on hand ingredients. It was delicious and enough for leftovers. Served with fresh buns! We will be making this again. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2017

      You’re welcome JoAnn! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Tanya
    November 16, 2017

    This soup was a big hit in my family! We all loved it! It was so easy and fast to make. Thanks for awesome recipes! You are awesome!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2017

      I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Tanya! Reply

  • Chad Brusse
    November 11, 2017

    So good! Substituted crab for the clams. Then we traded two of the russets for yams. And topped it off with the bacon and a little cayenne pepper for a sweet/spicy/salty experience. Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Yummy, that does sound delicious! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers Chad! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Olga
    October 23, 2017

    This soup is so delicious and easy to cook! My husband really loved it and asked me to cook again ๐Ÿ˜Š That makes me happy! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 23, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Olga! Reply

  • Blaire Bowen
    October 18, 2017

    My little one and I just watched your video and, at the end, he signed to me that he wanted to eat some of the soup. Bacon for the win! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2017

      OH, that’s so sweet! I hope you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing Blaire! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Sandra
    October 11, 2017

    Thank you so much for you recipe, I made this today and my husband and my son they love it good taste…. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2017

      You’re welcome Sandra! I’m glad to hear your family loves the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • October 6, 2017

    Looks great, I will make this but use oyster meat instead, very easy to get that, and less expensive than clams, I will report my results after I make it. As always, your photos are great and recipes are perfect. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2017

      Thanks Lee! Please let me know how it turns out! Reply

      • November 16, 2017

        100% perfect chowder! I did use oyster meat with liquid but went with 2 1/4 cups (perfect amount), and I was out of cream and since there is a bit of flour added, I went with 3 cups of evaporated milk to replace the cream and milk, also perfect. Also added a good handful of small peeled shrimp and a few crab sticks as well. Highly recommended, the Thai family loved this as well. Since one family member cannot eat anything chicken related, I used vegetable stock in place of chicken stock. Thank you, Natasha, for another brilliant recipe. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 16, 2017

          You’re welcome Lee! I’m glad you love the recipe as much as I do! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Sharla
    October 4, 2017

    My sister and I made this recipe and two words SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 4, 2017

      I’m glad you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing Sharla! Reply

  • Yana
    September 29, 2017

    So delicious! It was my first time making clam chowder soup and we loved!!! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 29, 2017

      You’re welcome Yana! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • September 19, 2017

    To Mary,
    There is a percentage of people that cilantro has a soapy taste , I am one of them. Personally I find it most dominating in it’s chopped up raw state such as added to wraps We make a chicken tequila pasta with cream sauce and once the cilantro is cooked I don’t notice any soapy taste at all. Also cilantro is a form of Parsly and you can substitute as a solution
    Hope this helps
    Charles Reply

  • Greg
    September 19, 2017

    Mmmmm. Seafood chowders are so satisfying, especially on a chilly day. I like a tablespoon or so of dry sherry stirred into the pot right before serving, it’s an east coast thing. That and a piece of garlic bread… Yum Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2017

      Yum! That sounds delicious Greg! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Tatyana S.
    September 19, 2017

    This was my first time making clam chowder soup but I enjoyed it, creamy comfort soup๐Ÿ˜‹
    Thank you for ur wonderful recipes, and I like to try out new soups cuz I cook liquid food often:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2017

      You’re welcome Tatyana! I’m glad to hear you are enjoy the recipes! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Pamela Williams
    September 19, 2017

    Hi Natasha, can shrimp or crab meat be substituted for clams Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 19, 2017

      Hi Pamela, I haven’t tried that but one of my readers reported great results using shrimp and crab meat. Reply

  • Mary
    September 19, 2017

    cilantro makes food taste soapy, what can be used instead? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 19, 2017

      Hi Mary, there are some people for whom cilantro tastes soapy, but good news with this recipe – you can omit the cilantro and garnish with fresh dill or very finely chopped fresh parsley or even chives ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Charles Cook
    September 18, 2017

    Natasha & Family
    If you are looking for fresh New England Lobster and don’t live close to supply check out Clearwater Fine Foods , Bedford , Nova Scotia, Canada. They are one of the largest seafood companies in North America and you are guarenteed the lobster
    is taken fresh out of the water when you order . They ship all over the world.
    We used to send 10 or 15 ibs to our parents in Florida , fresh lobster delivered to their door in less than 24 hours . The price for delivery was a little over a $1.00 per pound for the delivery charge, the lobster price varies with the market. You need about 4 or 5 pounds of lobster to get 1 lb of meat. They also ship other seafood as well. You can check online for details if needed.
    All the Best
    Charles Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2017

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us! Reply

  • September 18, 2017

    I love making soups, but have never tried making chowder. This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Thank you Natasha!! It goes to the front of my soup recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2017

      You’re welcome Diane! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • September 18, 2017

    Natasha ,
    I also use homemade chicken stock rather than water& with the heavy cream
    We use bacon in our corn chowder recipe but haven’t tried it in our lobster chowder , thanks for the idea sounds like a great flavour enhancer. We omit the flour as this is a personal preference as to the broth consistency
    Charles Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2017

      My pleasure Charles! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Reply

  • Linda
    September 17, 2017

    I made the clam chowder for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I used the Bumblebee brand of clams. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that Linda! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • September 17, 2017

    This chowder looks amazing Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      It’s so GOOD! Please let me know what you think if you decide to try it! Reply

  • September 17, 2017

    Is there a specific brand of clams that you buy to use? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2017

      Hi Linda, I think most brands should work. I have made it with bumblebee clams and the large can sold at Costco. Reply

  • Charles Cook
    September 16, 2017

    Natasha
    Great recipe . If you want to expand this recipe to a Lobster chowder let me know and I will send you my chowder recipe . We live in Lunenburg Nova Scotia , Canada and have grown up on seafood.
    We have my Grandmother’s secrets and love to share and pass on. Our local lobster is New England style
    Charles Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2017

      Hi Charles, yes absolutely!! I would love to try your recipe! Thank you so much for offering ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Charles Cook
      September 17, 2017

      Natasha & Family,
      The secret in lobster chowder is sautรฉing
      the lobster meat in sautรฉ pan in butter , lot’s of butter 1/2 lb until the butter turns a red colour, then add cream and add to your chowder, you will have a beautiful red colour to your chowder. This would add depth to your clam chowder as well you can add haddock or scallops . My chowder has 2 onions , 2 carrots , 2 celery,2 potatoes, 6 lbs lobster meat , 8 lbs fresh scallops, 5 lbs haddock, homemade chicken stock from organic chickens. At this point I separate the amount I anticipate using and add organic heavy cream.The balance can be frozen and the cream added later. you can add the cream now and freeze ,just add a little fresh cream when thawing.
      Also when freezing I use straight sided mason jars as when you submerge them in luke warm water within 5 minutes, you can slip them in a pot to reheat. If you use mason jars with the rounded top it takes longer to get the contents out as the opening is smaller than contents.
      When cooking the veg I barely cover with water, after 15 – 20 minutes of cooking start adding fish scallops haddock on top sauted lobster last. If you want to guess your ratio of veg to seafood try 1/3 veg to 2/3 seafood .Add cream at the end , serve
      note for presentation lobster in larger pieces looks better
      Natasha you can easily incoparate this to your clam chowder, you can try mussels, salmon , smoked salmon,(try the smoked salmon in a small batch and a seperate pot as I personally did not think the smoked salmon was a good addition. Any questions please contact
      Hope you enjoy
      Charles Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        September 17, 2017

        I am printing this to try! Thank you so much for sharing this!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • John B
    September 16, 2017

    Two thumbs up!,

    I am new here .
    Lucky me Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      Hello John, Welcome!! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for following ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • France
    September 16, 2017

    Hi Natasha. I also like your recipes for their simple ingredients. Your photo shows red veggies in the chowder. Is that simply red peppers? I donโ€™t see them listed in your recipe, but I love the punch of colour they add. I canโ€™t rate it yet because I still have to make it, which I definitely will! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2017

      Hi France, the red is just crunch bits of bacon :). Reply

  • Alana
    September 16, 2017

    This was my first time making Clam chowder and your recipe did not disappoint. It was creamy and very filling. My husband and I loved it. The kids not so much ๐Ÿ˜› It was a little spicy for their taste. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2017

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed it!! It isn’t normally spicy but you can scale back he hot sauce (or omit it) and still have a great soup ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Chantalle
    September 16, 2017

    Hi Natasha. I’m from the netherlands. I was wondering if i can make this clam chowder with other seafood? Maybe shrimps and crab? Love your website. Chantalle. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2017

      Hi Chantalle, one of my readers actually reported great results using this recipe with shrimp and crab. I haven’t tried it myself but it sounds delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Yuliya
    September 15, 2017

    This looks so good. Will be making it for lunch on Sunday.
    Quick question: Can i skip or substitute with something Worchestershire sauce? Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2017

      Hi Yuliya, maybe oyster sauce or soy sauce to taste, although I have always used Worcestershire sauce in this chowder so I can’t say for sure how it would affect the overall flavor. Reply

  • Olya
    September 15, 2017

    Natasha this chowder looks soo good! I have a quick question, what brand of canned clams would you recommend? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 15, 2017

      Hi Olya, I have tried bumblebee and the big cans at Costco and both worked well. Reply

      • Olya
        September 16, 2017

        Natasha I came back to rate this recipe! It turned out so yummy! I wasn’t sure about adding Worcestershire sauce, so I decided to add it at the very end when I get a chance to try it without it first, and let me tell you I’m so glad I added it! It brings out all the flavors! Please don’t skip this sauce ppl! It tastes very different without it! Well at least to me! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 17, 2017

          I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I agree the Worcestershire sauce is very good here. Reply

  • Olya
    September 15, 2017

    This is why I love your blog! Your recipes always have normal well known ingredients and so easy to follow your steps! I’ve looked up clam chowder recipes in the passed and just f
    Got disappointed. This recipes defiantly trying and I know it will be good! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 15, 2017

      Thank you so much for that amazing feedback! I hope you love this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

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