Clam Chowder with Bacon

  • 12 whole clams, scrubbed
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper image placeholder

Place clams in a pot of water 1/2-inch deep. Cover and steam over medium heat just until clams open. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, shuck clams (remove shell); reserve any liquid. Finely chop clams. Strain liquid; set aside.

Fry bacon in a large skillet until almost crisp; drain on paper towel and crumble. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, combine water, milk, potatoes, onions, carrots and green bell pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add clams and reserved liquid, simmer 15 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot, garnished with bacon.

Servings: 6
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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