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Corn and Clam Chowder

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Corn and Clam Chowder
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 5
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While Manhattan-style clam chowder is made with tomatoes, New Englanders prefer theirs in a creamy broth. Our version is made with skim milk to lower the fat content.

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut up
3
medium potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
3/4
cup chopped onions
1/2
cup chopped celery
2
cups skim milk
2
(6.5-oz.) cans minced clams, drained, reserving liquid
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1
(15-oz.) can cream-style corn
1
(11-oz.) can vacuum-packed whole kernel corn, drained

Directions

  • 1 In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until brown and crisp. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 tablespoon pan drippings from saucepan.
  • 2 Add potatoes, onions and celery to drippings in saucepan; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add milk, reserved clam liquid, thyme and pepper; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Carefully transfer 2 cups hot mixture to food processor bowl with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir in cream-style corn, whole kernel corn and clams. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 To serve, ladle chowder into individual soup bowls. Crumble reserved bacon; sprinkle over chowder.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
45
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
17g
)
Protein
9g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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