Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cooks Corner: Healthy New England Clam Chowder Recipe for Bone-Chilling Cold

By Anthony J Sepe

Reprinted from “Blog: From A Dietitian’s Perspective on Thursday, February 11, 2010.”

Healthy New England Clam Chowder Recipe for Bone-Chilling Cold

Blustery winds, 5-8 inches of snowfall and bone-chilling cold encouraged me to make my favorite healthy New England Clam Chowder recipe.  It’s really delicious and hope you like it too. Today was just like that bone-chilling day in February, and it reminded me of my favorite New England Clam Chowder Recipe.  Enjoy!


My New England Clam Chowder


  1. 1 51 oz. can ( 3 lbs. 3 oz.) of Chopped Clams (I also buy NO MSG Added)
  2. 4 Cups of low-sodium Chicken Broth
  3. 1-3 large onions ( I use only 1)
  4. 2-Bay leaves
  5. 1 Cup flour
  6. 6 oz. Low-Sodium Smart Balance melted butter
  7. 7 Cups of diced potatoes
  8. 1/2 gallon cold fat-free milk
  9. pepper to season (or your own seasonings of choice)


  • Drain Clams and reserve juice.
  • Combine potatoes, onions, bay leaves and chicken broth. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove bay leaves; stir.  Sift flour into reserved melted butter and add to potato mixture. Stir until blended.
  •   Gradually stir in milk slowly, stirring constantly until well blended.  Simmer until thickened.  Combine clams, reserved juice, potatoes, onions, milk mixture, butter and seasoning.  Simmer 5-10 minutes more.  Serve hot.

Enjoy! :)

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  1. How fabulous this sounds! Thanks for such a simple and wonderful recipe. My daughter is crazy for clam chowder. I will definately make this recipe!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to let me know that your daughter is crazy for clam chowder. That makes me feel so good and glad to know you will be making the recipe for her. Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoy making it for my family.

    Again, thank you so much,