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April 12, 2010

Crock Pot Clam Chowder

I LOVE CLAM CHOWER. L.O.V.E. LOVE!!!! Its true.

This is quite possibly the easiest clam chowder recipe I know that still retains a true chowder style...with chunks and pieces.

This is a large crock full and feeds....well I don't know. I take it to Souper Saturdays, feed my hubby and kids and well WE LOVE chowder. So real portions....a lot. People who like yumminess...maybe 10.
  • 2 large yellow onions diced roughly
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped (not 1 rib! 1 FULL stalk...yes the whole thing you buy from the store...even the leaves...not the base.)
  • 2 Family size (26oz) cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 2-3 (150z) cans of diced potatoes (find them in the canned veggie aisle, they are lovely.)
  • 8 (6.5oz) cans of minced clams NOT drained (or 1 big can from Costco)
  • 1 jar of clam juice
  • 1 qt half and half (more if you want)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Saute onions & celery in the stick of butter on the stove.
  • Add potatoes. Heat thru.
  • Put cream of mushroom soup in crock pot.
  • Add sauteed yumminess.
  • Add clams AND their juice.
  • Add the half and half.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on Low-Med for 2-3 hours. (all crock pots are different)
Thicken as needed with a bit of cornstarch in cold water (only if necessary).
If you don't like mushroom soup you can also use cream of potato or celery.
Serve with bread.

2 comments:

The crazy Shaw Family said...

oh heck. now I have to make it! how the crud am I supposed to lose weight if you keep posting yummy recipes like this?

OLIVIA said...

Yea! I've yet to try clam chowder. This looks like a great recipe to try! Thanks!