26 ounces canned clams, drained 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 large onion, chopped 6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 cups water 3 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups half and half 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Place all ingredients except half and half in crockpot. Cover; cook on high for 3-4 hours. Combine half and half with cornstarch until smooth. Add to crockpot, stir, and cook one more hour.
This is a delicious recipe! It's heavy on potatoes so if you like a more "clamy" chowder, reduce the potato and increase the clams. You could also substitute some of the water with clam juice if you wish. Instead of adding cornstarch, I used heavy cream instead of the half and half and slightly mashed some of the potatoes to thicken it.
Jan 8, 2014
This NE Clam Chowder would rival Cape Cod's finest! I, too, substituted heavy cream for the half and half and used 1 cup of the drained clam juice in place of 1 cup of the water. Also used more clams and less potato. Fabulous!!!
Jun 30, 2006
I made this clam chowder while camping over Memorial Day Weekend. What a hit, even the kids were eating it - it was delicious and I highly recommend it!!