April 12, 2010

Crock Pot Clam Chowder


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.


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!