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Easy Clam Chowder Recipe

This is an easy recipe for clam chowder using half and half.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 cans chopped clams 6.5 ounce cans
  • 1 large yellow onion minced
  • 3/4 cup celery rib chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 bacon slices crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup flour all-purpose
  • 2 cups potatoes diced
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a cooking pot.
  • Add onions and celery. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables soften
  • Drain the juice from the clam and pour in along with the extra clam juice. Let boil.
  • Put-in potatoes and thyme. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender
  • Combine half and half and flour. Mix well and pour the mixture in the cooking pot while stirring continuously. Cook until desired thickness is achieved.
  • Put-in chopped clams and cook for 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with crumbled bacon.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g