Slow cooker clam chowder

    9 hours 15 min

    This is a delectably easy slow cooker recipe for clam chowder. The bacon gives loads of flavour. This is not a creamy clam chowder recipe, and is therefore a lot lower in fat and calories.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 110g bacon, diced
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 1 1/2 (280g) tins baby clams, chopped and liquid reserved
    • 3 large potatoes, diced
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
    • 3 sticks celery with leaves, thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    • 1 bay leaf

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:9hr  ›  Ready in:9hr15min 

    1. Place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Pour off the bacon dripping, and place the drained bacon pieces in a slow cooker.
    2. Stir the tomatoes, clams with 3/4 of their liquid, potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, parsley, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaf into the slow cooker, cover and set the cooker on Low. Cook until the vegetables are tender and the flavours are well blended, 8 to 10 hours.

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    This is another version of Manhattan clam chowder but very easy and tasty. I added 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning in mine. I always add Old Bay for a little spice to my seafood recipes. I love clam chowder and love the Old England clam chowder but I am trying to eat healthier and this fits the ticket for my clam chowder fix. I used turkey bacon in mine but only for cutting calories and healthier for me. If you are not cutting calories, the regular bacon is great also. It is just a preference. This is such a nice easy recipe to throw together and come home to a house filled with aroma of clam chowder. Add a little french bread to compliment and dunk with and it is a great meal.  -  12 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is WONDERFUL. Only changes I made were to suit me. I used a medium rutabaga inplace of the potatoes; I added a bottle of clam juice, fresh thyme and I added the clams after the soup was done so that they wouldn't be chewy. None of the changes actually had to be done. I believe this soup is excellent as it is. Thanks!  -  19 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Am I missing something here? I made this exactly as it is in the recipe; however, it was like a stew with no liquid?? Shouldn't there be some milk, soup, half and half, or something for the liquid??  -  02 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)