Creamy Clam Chowder Recipe

Clam chowder is one of my all-time favorite comfort soups. I dig it. Just the thought of this soup gives me fierce cravings. Luckily it’s easy to make. This recipe is a keeper. My sister Sveta shared it with me and I’m so glad she did. My boys gobbled it up like it’s nobody’s business.

Adding cilantro is an idea I picked up at a nice restaurant in town that makes some mighty fine chowda!; I can confidently say this New England Style Clam Chowder rivals the restaurant version! P.S. this recipe has a much lower fat content. Generally the amazing cream soups at restaurants use tons of cream and can leave you feeling guilty about your choices. This lighter clam chowder only has 1 cup of cream for the entire pot but maintains it’s super creamy appeal and has incredible satisfying flavor. I can sip slurp on that!

Watch How to Make Creamy Clam Chowder:

Ingredients for Homemade Clam Chowder:

6 slices bacon, sliced into 1/2″ strips
2 carrots, sliced into thin rings or half rings
2 celery stalks, diced into 1/4″ pieces
1 small onion, finely diced
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups Chicken broth, reduced sodium
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp Tobasco
1 cup chopped clams with juice (I used 2 small cans)
1 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dry thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper & Salt to taste (1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt)
1 1/2 lbs potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes), cubed into bite-sized pieces
2 cups milk (any kind; I used 2%)
1 cup heavy whipping cream

To Serve:

1/8 bunch of Cilantro, finely chopped
Crackers or fresh crusty bread to serve

Clam Chowder Recipe

How to Make the Best Clam Chowder:

1. In a heavy bottomed soup pot or dutch oven, Saute chopped bacon over med/high heat until browned, then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on papertowels. You should have about 3-4 Tbsp bacon fat in the pot; remove extra fat if you wish, but I left it in ;).

2. In the same pot with bacon fat add in 2 sliced carrots, 2 stalks celery (diced), 1 small onion (finely diced) and saute over med/high until soft and golden (7-8 min). Sprinkle with 4 Tbsp flour and stir to combine. Sautee another minute.

3. Stir in 2 cups chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, 1/2 tsp tabasco, 2 cans chopped clams with juice, 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp pepper, and about 1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste. Bring to a light boil.

4. Add 1 1/2 lbs cubed potatoes, 1 cup heavy cream and 2 cups milk. Stir to combine, cover and lightly boil until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, stirring occasionally (17-20 mins). It will thicken as it cools. If it’s too thick, you can add a little milk to thin it out.

Favorite New England Style Clam Chowder Recipe. Serve with fresh crusty bread. Oh yum! @NatashasKitchen

Favorite New England Style Clam Chowder Recipe. Serve with fresh crusty bread. Oh yum! @NatashasKitchen

5. To serve, garnish with your browned bacon, finely chopped cilantro (cilantro takes it to the next level) and serve with crackers or crusty bread

Favorite New England Style Clam Chowder Recipe. Serve with fresh crusty bread. Oh yum! @NatashasKitchen

Clam Chowder Recipe

5 from 31 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Clam chowder is one of my all-time favorite comfort soups. Luckily it's very easy to make. This recipe is a keeper. I can confidently say this New England Style Clam Chowder rivals my favorite restaurant version! P.S. this recipe has a much lower fat content. This lighter clam chowder only has 1 cup of cream for the entire pot but maintains it's super creamy appeal and has incredible satisfying flavor.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $9-$12
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon sliced into 1/2" strips
  • 2 carrots sliced into thin rings or half rings
  • 2 celery stalks diced into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Chicken broth reduced sodium
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Tobasco
  • 1 cup chopped clams with juice I used 2 small cans
  • 1 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper & Salt to taste 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs potatoes about 6 medium potatoes, cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups milk any kind; I used 2%
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

To Serve:

  • 1/8 bunch of Cilantro finely chopped
  • Crackers or fresh crusty bread to serve

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottomed soup pot or dutch oven, Saute chopped bacon over med/high heat until browned, then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towels. You should have about 3-4 Tbsp bacon fat in the pot; remove extra fat if you wish, but I left it in ;).
  2. In the same pot with bacon fat add in 2 sliced carrots, 2 stalks celery (diced), 1 small onion (finely diced) and saute over med/high until soft and golden (7-8 min). Sprinkle with 4 Tbsp flour and stir to combine. Sautee another minute.
  3. Stir in 2 cups chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, 1/2 tsp tabasco, 2 cans chopped clams with juice, 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp pepper, and about 1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste. Bring to a light boil.
  4. Add 1 1/2 lbs cubed potatoes, 1 cup heavy cream and 2 cups milk. Stir to combine, cover and lightly boil until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, stirring occasionally (17-20 mins). It will thicken as it cools. If it's too thick, you can add a little milk to thin it out.
  5. To serve, garnish with your browned bacon, finely chopped cilantro (cilantro takes it to the next level) and serve with crackers or crusty bread.

 

Favorite New England Style Clam Chowder Recipe. Serve with fresh crusty bread. Oh yum! @NatashasKitchen
Also, thanks so much for being awesome. I love cooking up new recipes for you all, reading your comments and connecting with you through this blog. And thank you for sharing pictures on FB and Instagram of the dishes you’ve tried and loved. I’m so happy every time I see your posts. Many blessings on you and your families! Have a happy week!
P.S. What is your favorite comfort soup?

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  • Joe
    December 5, 2018

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! So easy and so good. Thank you for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2018

      You’re so welcome Joe! Thank you for sharing your feedback! Reply

  • Irene
    September 10, 2018

    Thank you so much for this yummy recipe!!! Can’t wait to make it again! Just perfect Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2018

      Hi Irene! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for the awesome review! Reply

  • Inna kovalevich
    May 4, 2018

    Wow!!!! Natasha this recipe is so amazing thank u just made this soup, yes! Better then any restaurant I tried.
    Ps love all ur recipes I’m on ur website everyday I promise😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 4, 2018

      Wow, that’s quite the compliment! I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe Inna! Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review! 🙂 Reply

  • phil bryant
    December 16, 2017

    hello. I made the clam chowder recipe last weekend for a family gathering. followed directions and ingredients within reasonable bounds, [I used a 1/2 inch veg chop, didn’t have green pepper, used extra celery]. Excellent creamy texture and intriguing flavor. will make again. Easy breezy. Thanks Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2017

      You’re welcome Phil! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Ella Minchuk
    November 1, 2017

    Hi Natasha, would you be willing to make a broccoli cheddar soup? Or know where I can find a good recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2017

      Hi Ella, thank you for the suggestion! I’ve tried several recipes while testing awhile back and they just weren’t awesome and then I kind of forgot about the idea, but thanks for the reminder. I’ll put it on my books and if I come up with something amazing, I will be sure to share 🙂 Reply

  • Lorelei
    September 28, 2017

    I had left over baked cod that I substituted for the clams, just used more chicken broth, added some sage and corn…came out so good! Thanks for this recipe…I’ll be preparing it a lot this winter. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Lorelei! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Carlos M Gonzalez
    September 23, 2017

    Could the chicken broth be substituted with clam juice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 24, 2017

      Hi Carlos, I think that could work fine and would have even richer clam flavor. Reply

      • Carlos M Gonzalez
        September 24, 2017

        Thank-you for the quick response. Will let you know the outcome since this menu item is on for Friday. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 25, 2017

          My pleasure Carlos! Please do 🙂 Reply

  • Tina
    September 19, 2017

    Can i omit the bacon? Hubby and i dont like bacon Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 19, 2017

      Hi Tina, it does add nice flavor but if you prefer, you could use olive oil instead and maybe brown some diced ham instead, or just omit it if needed. Reply

  • Nadia
    August 14, 2017

    5 stars out of 5!! A thousand times yes! The best clam chowder I’ve ever had. It was so delicious, just the right amount of flavor and creaminess! Definitely going to be a soup I keep on making. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2017

      Awww that is quite a compliment! Thank you Nadia for such an amazing review. Now I’m craving clam chowder!! 🙂 Reply

  • Stella
    August 10, 2017

    Love this soup! One thing I did different was instead of using 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, I simmered 3 cups of milk with 3 tbsp of flour. Made the clam chowder creamy without the extra fat! Also added some fresh parsley:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      What a great suggestion Stella! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your tip and great review! Reply

  • Mary Kay
    July 19, 2017

    EXCELLENT! Will make again and again! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you love the recipe Mary! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Nabila Chowdhry
    April 24, 2017

    What a great and easy recipe. My husband made it and it turned out absolutely delicious. Loved the cilantro garnish and touch of Tabasco. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Kristi Cowing
    January 4, 2017

    This recipe came out awesome in my dutch oven! Perfect thickness. The only thing I’ll do differently next time is more bacon and probably 1 less potato Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2017

      Glad you enjoyed it Kristi! Thank you for sharing! Reply

  • alla
    December 22, 2016

    always turns out good. thank you so much! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 23, 2016

      Glad you enjoy it Alla 🙂 Reply

  • Angel
    December 2, 2016

    Natasha,

    Can you stir all the bacon in the soup at the end? Or do you have to pack it away separately for left overs?

    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2016

      You can if you want to and it will still taste great, the bacon just won’t be crisp anymore. Reply

  • Amy
    November 24, 2016

    Natasha, your recipes are amazing! Clam chowder excellent! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 24, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked it!!! Thank you for sharing your awesome review 🙂 Reply

  • Marie
    September 20, 2016

    This is the best ever! Made it last night, and it was a huge hit… even better this morning (yes, I had to have a bowl for my morning snack!) I made it exactly to recipe with the addition of one can of whole clams (hubby insisted). Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 20, 2016

      Marie, your comment made me smile 😁. Thank you for sharing such a nice review with us. Reply

  • Dasha
    August 11, 2016

    All I have to say about this clam chowder is “WOW” it’s so delicious I have already made it twice this week and I think 3rd batch is a must it’s that good! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2016

      Dasha, thank you for such a nice review, looks like you might have a new favorite 😀. Reply

  • Trine
    August 3, 2016

    My husband does not like clam. If not using clams what else can be used? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 3, 2016

      Hi Trine, you might try ham or a little more bacon for additional flavor. Reply

  • anya
    August 2, 2016

    love it, love it, love it ! so delicious and very easy to make. I love how simple and easy to follow this recipe and soup turns out tasty all the time !!! this is our family favorite dish for the last three weeks , no joke! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 2, 2016

      That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Lesya
    June 21, 2016

    I can’t wait to make this soup! Just went clam digging with my husband and want to try using those clams instead of the canned clams. Do you know how i would prepate the clams for this soup and what should I add instead of the juices that come with canned clams? Thank you in advance:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Hi Lesya, what a fun thing to go clam digging with your husband! I always make this with canned clams but generally, here is the process for using whole clams: Add them when you add the broth and cook until they open then remove the clam shells from the broth as they open and set aside. After 8 minutes, get rid of any clams that haven’t opened. While potatoes are cooking, coarsely chop the clams and add them back when the potatoes are done cooking then turn off the heat. Don’t overcook once clams are in the pot or they will turn rubbery. Let me know how you like it with fresh clams! 🙂 Reply

  • Valentina
    June 21, 2016

    I have tried many clam chowder recipes and the one I really loved was just like yours but instead of using flour to make it thicker I add a can of cheddar cheese at the end. Yes, canned, not fresh. It makes the soup thick and doesn’t have that floury taste. Love your recipes and your site is so addicting! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Oh wow that sounds like it would add great flavor! What size/brand of cheese can do you add? Reply

      • Valentina
        June 21, 2016

        Campbells cheddar cheese, I think it’s 8 or 12 oz can (it’s in the isle where all canned soups are). I call it a cheddar clam chowder. You replied to my comment, yay! lol Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 21, 2016

          Thank you so much for sharing! You’re funny, of course I did! 🙂 Reply

  • Adora
    June 16, 2016

    Delicious! Great recipe, easy to follow. We had a big family get together so I doubled all the ingredients and added an extra can of clams. A big hit with everyone. Will add this to our regular cycle of meals. Thank you for posting! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2016

      I love that you doubled the clams – you really can’t go wrong! 🙂 Thanks for the awesome review 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    June 13, 2016

    I have been making clam chowder since we got married (13 years ago), but never could find the perfect recipe.This clam chowder is by far the best I have ever tried!! Winter time I make it almost once a week. Thank you so much Natasha for all the hard work you put into all your recipes. May God bless you and your beautiful family!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2016

      Thank you for sharing your fantastic review! I’m so happy you loved it 🙂 Reply

  • yelena
    March 26, 2016

    Yummy yummy yummy.. my husband said the best clam chowder he’s had! Thank you Natasha! This will be a staple! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 26, 2016

      I’m so happy you both loved it. Thank you for that awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Tamara
    March 11, 2016

    After several months of putting it off, I finally made this recipe! My husband couldn’t stop saying how good it was 🙂 Now I don’t have to wait till we go to SF to have it again. Thanks for the recipe Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 12, 2016

      I’m so happy you both loved it! Thank you so much for sharing that awesome review! Reply

  • Diana
    February 24, 2016

    This was soo good!! Probably the best clam chowder recipe I’ve tried and so easy to make . Can never go wrong with your recipes ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 24, 2016

      Diana, I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us 😀. Reply

  • samantha
    January 26, 2016

    Best clamp chowder recipe I have ever tried. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 26, 2016

      Thank you Samantha, It’s quite a compliment 😀. Reply

  • Yelena
    December 7, 2015

    Thank you for the reply, and natashaskitchen is # 1 source where I go to for recipes! Love, love, love your website. Thank you for all the work you put into it. I think ALL my family and friends know where I get all my awesome recipes. 😉 Everytime I make another yummy dish, I get the response….”natashaskitchen?” And I’m like; Yep! 😂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 7, 2015

      Awww that’s so sweet. I’m grinning bit. Thanks Yelena! 🙂 Reply

  • Yelena
    December 6, 2015

    Hi Natasha, I have a question, I’m making this soup in my dutch oven, and wondering if I’m either keeping heat to high or my pot is the cheap version that the bottom of the pot starting to burn.😕 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 6, 2015

      It could be both. I like to use heavy bottomed pots or my dutch oven when making creamy soups since they are more likely to burn – the heavy bottom or cast iron pots distribute heat more evenly so you don’t end up with hot spots. But even if you aren’t using a heavy bottomed pot, I’d suggest turning the heat down until it’s at a gentle boil/simmer. You may also add milk if it’s too thick and that should help 🙂 Reply

  • Alina
    November 2, 2015

    Natasha!! I comment on your recipies every week! U r awesome!! Keep it up:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 2, 2015

      Thank you so much! I love hearing from you 🙂 Reply

  • Vitaliya
    August 19, 2015

    Delicious recipe!!!!!!! Just made it for lunch and it was just so comforting on this rainy day… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 19, 2015

      I’m so happy you loved it! I wish I had a large bowl of it right now 🙂 Reply

  • Nadia
    February 24, 2015

    What brand of canned clams do you use? Clam chowder is also one of my favorites, the best I have ever tried (and i tried many places) is at beaches here in washington. If you are ever in vancouver Wa this is the best place to go for delicious food!  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 25, 2015

      I used the bumblebee brand for the soup. It depends on which store I’m in and what brand they carry. You can use different brands. The one I used is also photographed in the picture above. Enjoy!! Reply

  • Konstantino
    February 13, 2015

    Natalia, Thanks for the Receipy. I love Clam Chowder- the only soup I would it. Very easy to follow your recepy- and it worked from the first attempt (for me). I do admit I am not fun of strong teast like thyme. But the recepy is solid! Thank you very much! Spasibo!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 14, 2015

      Thank you so much for the awesome review! 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed it :). I think it’s time for me to make it again since you’ve got me craving it all over again 😉 Reply

  • Alena
    February 12, 2015

    Hi Natasha 🙂 how necessary is it to use Tobasco as well as Worchestershire sauce? If they add an important taste to the soup, what other dishes do you suggest they are useful for? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 12, 2015

      Alena, you can substitute Tabasco with your favorite hot sauce. Worcestershire sauce adds extra flavor, but both can be omitted, just taste for seasoning at the end. We use Tabasco for many of our salsas, dips (we love spicy food). Worcestershire sauce we use more for chilis, some chicken recipes, we don’t use it often but it adds a nice flavor. Hope this helps :). Reply

  • Nadezhda
    January 20, 2015

    Thank you for your recipe,do you have simple Chowder Broccoli Creamy soups by chance .or something similar .Thank you Natasha !!!! Your recipes are so yummy!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2015

      I don’t have that yet but it is a very good suggestion. Thank you for asking 🙂 Reply

  • Yuliya
    October 22, 2014

    This is not Ivars chowder and doesn’t need to be! 🙂 definitely light but creamy enough. Loved the bacon. Did not include thyme and it was just fine! 🙂 cilantro in my opinion is optional also. Tried with and without and was really great both ways. Btw, used gluten free flour and was as good! Definitely making this again on a rainy Seattle night! Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2014

      Thanks for sharing your modifications. I’m so glad you liked it! It’s great to know gluten free flour works well 🙂 Reply

  • liliya nozdratenko
    October 8, 2014

    Really good soup Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 8, 2014

      Thanks for the great review Liliya 🙂 Reply

  • Erica
    September 18, 2014

    I made this today.. I did not have tobacco sauce or worchestershire sauce.. nor did I have chicken stock (used water).. I did however some some corn I threw into the pot. The soup was Ahhmazing! Thanks so much!! Although next time I would like it to be thicker.. any suggestions? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2014

      Oh I’m so happy you liked it. That’s an easy fix; if you want it thicker, just add an extra Tbsp or two of flour 🙂 It also thickens up a little as it cools. Reply

  • Olga
    September 16, 2014

    Hey Natasha this recipe is the BUMM . Love this soup . Very easy to make .. Thank you so much Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2014

      Olga, you are welcome, and thank you for the great report :). Reply

  • olga
    June 20, 2014

    Hi Natasha, what are clamsis it kind of like tuna? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2014

      It comes in cans like tuna and is sold near the tuna but it’s very different from tuna. I’ve seen people make salmon chowder before but haven’t seen tuna chowder 🙂 They’re kind of chewy and almost rubbery. 🙂 Reply

      • olga
        June 23, 2014

        ok,thanks. it looks very good, i will give it a try. all ur stuff looks delicius, God Bless you. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 23, 2014

          Thank you so much for your sweet compliment. God bless you too Olga! 😉 Reply

  • L.N.F.87
    May 27, 2014

    Delicious soup! Good job Natasha! I’m in love with your recipes! I personally had to add another teaspoon of salt and next time will buy two bigger cans of clans instead of smaller cans. Otherwise its amazing! God Bless you and your talents! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2014

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup and thank you for your sweet compliments! It’s so encouraging to read nice comments like yours! 🙂 Reply

  • tanya
    May 8, 2014

    natasha огромное спасибо за класные рецепты, супер!!
    вот уже неделю готовлю по твоим рецептам, все довольны. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2014

      That’s so awesome! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the recipes. Thank you so much for sharing that with me; it’s music to my ears 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    April 16, 2014

    Dear Natasha! Thank you so much for your site. Today I tried your chowder. Its’ amazing. It’s super easy to make and tastes delicious. I served it on fresh sourdough bowl bread and my family was so impressed:) I wish I discovered your site a while ago. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2014

      Dear Inna, 🙂 Welcome to the site! I’m so happy you loved the chowder. You’re making me crave some badly! 😉 Have a happy Easter! Reply

  • Lindsey
    April 12, 2014

    “Whoa Mom” Natasha! Just made this and my husband said “Yep I love this” lol. And get this- I forgot to pick up Bacon from the store so I went without it… I know, how can you skip the bacon? Well it was still AWESOME, but bacon would seriously be good in this. And you’re right about the cilantro taking it to a new clam chowder level! Wowza! You go girl, love your blog Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 12, 2014

      Lindsey your comment just made my night! Thanks so much. I’m so happy you and your husband loved it. Isn’t the cilantro nice? Thanks so much for the great review! Reply

  • Irina S
    April 11, 2014

    Thank you very much Natasha for all your hard work and effort on all these recipes! I have enjoyed your website very much! and my family enjoys the meals! This soup was delicious! and so easy to make thanks to your website! I have been wanting to make clam chowder for a long time, finally did it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2014

      You’re so welcome Irina and I always love to hear when someone tries and loves a recipe! You’re making me crave some chowda! 😉 Did you serve it with bread or crackers? Yeah… I’m craving it now! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga Vygorskaya
    April 9, 2014

    Me and my daughter, she is 15, made this soup yesterday. We like the process, and time spend together. The soup was awesome and disappeared in one evening. Thank you for the great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2014

      I love cooking with my son also. It’s not always the cleanest experience but it’s always more fun; even if an egg does hit the floor, or my shirt. lol. I’m so glad you loved the recipe and thanks for sharing your experience with me. I love that you made memories with your daughter over a pot of chowder 😉 Reply

  • Arjun
    April 7, 2014

    I am going to try a vegetarian version by replacing chicken broth with vegetable broth and skipping the clams. Do you know of a substitute I can use? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 8, 2014

      If you don’t want to use clams?… It probably wouldn’t be clam chowder anymore 🙂 Maybe mushrooms? Then it would be more of a mushroom chowder. Reply

  • Galina
    April 6, 2014

    Just made this deliciousness. It looks great, smells great & once it cools down, I’m sure it’ll taste amazing.
    thank you yet once again for another great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2014

      You’re so welcome! I hope you and everyone who tries it falls in love 🙂 Reply

  • Vika
    April 5, 2014

    Natasha, you could of have not had better timing to post this clam chowder recipe. I’ve been wanting to make this soup on my next day off and have been hunting for the perfect recipe everywhere but there’s just so many of them. So I just wanted to say thanks for this simple recipe! And I’m sure it’ll taste delicious as anything else on your website! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      That’s so awesome! Your comment gives me good fuzzy feelings. I hope you love the soup and make it again and again! 🙂 Reply

  • This looks so good. Clam chowder is one of my favorites. I want to try your recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      You know what they say; great minds think alike! lol. I hope you love this version. It’s so easy and satisfying. Reply

  • margarita
    April 5, 2014

    also, i reserve the clams(not juice) just before serving. I read it best to do it that way, so the clams to overcook and become to rubber like! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      I’ve read that too, but this version actually makes them nice and tender while they simmer away with the other ingredients. They weren’t rubbery at all. It might be different with fresh clams but the canned clams didn’t turn rubbery. Reply

  • margarita
    April 5, 2014

    i make a similar clam chowder except i add red wine vinegar at the end-gives a boost of flavor. I see you add tobasco and worsch. sauce for similar effect. Cant wait to make yours! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      It works really well in this soup. I’m curious about the red wine vinegar too. I’ll have to give it a whirl one of these days 🙂 Reply

  • Only you could make soup look so beautiful!!! Gorgeous photography, as always! I love clam chowder too but I always feel super guilty ordering it! No more! I’ll just make your yummy, lightened up version! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      Lindsey, thank you so much 🙂 I hope you love this! I think you’ll be hooked 😉 Reply

  • Julia
    April 5, 2014

    I’ve never had clam chowder before, but if this plate was put infront of me, I would dig in! Looks so good! And it has bacon!!! Will have to give this a try, looks delicious 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      Oh you should try it! You’ll wonder where it’s been all your life! 😉 Reply

  • April 5, 2014

    So much goodness here…wow…plus there is bacon! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      Yes it’s so so good! It’s not just the bacon on top; the soup is infused with bacon flavor. Mmmm… Reply

  • Natalia A.
    April 5, 2014

    Ahhhh, that looks delish…… I love clam showder its my favorite. I have to try your recipe though. Thanks for the great recipes you are the best Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2014

      It’s my fave too! I think you’ll love it! My husband is still talking about it. I think he wants me to make another pot soon! 😉 Thank you for your sweet compliment 🙂 Reply

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