The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe – Marie Recipe

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The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe - Marie Recipe

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My whole family loves clam chowder – my dad has been wanting to make this recipe for weeks now and I finally gave in — you know when your family really loves a dish you get afraid to make it because your creation might not live up to what they want

I am VERY excited this is the Tenth from Marie the first recipe ( Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe ( Recipes from Marie) )

If you have no idea who Marie is – go HERE – I found a vintage recipe box in a local antique store so I am making and posting one her recipes weekly on Tuesday

Today is The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe

I really hope you check back weekly for another recipe from Marie — pretty please comment ( let’s make this like a little community)

You will be able to tell which recipes are hers by the flower on the picture above 🙂

The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe - Marie Recipe

The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe - Marie Recipe

I changed a few things with Marie’s recipe – I used Turkey Bacon instead of Pork Bacon. I also only used 1 bottle of clam juice – Marie’s recipe used 2 bottles. The bottles are a little expensive ( close to 3 dollars) so I decided to add extra water to keep the price down. My family loved the soup and did not think it needed extra clammy juice.

The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe - Marie Recipe

You may notice the bowl I am using – if you watched my Sur La Table video you will notice I am using the same bowl I ALWAYS use — even though I have new bowls they are white and I thought I needed a blue bowl so it would pop

The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe - Marie Recipe

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The BEST Clam Chowder Recipe - Marie Recipe



  • 1 Cup of Celery Chopped
  • ¼ Teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ Cup of Bacon
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ Teaspoon of Thyme ( Dried)
  • 2 Can of Clams - drained
  • 4 Cups of Potatoes - diced
  • 1 Bottle of Clam Juice
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1 Bay Lead
  • 3 Cups of Milk
  • ½ Cup of Flour
  • ½ Cup of Onion, diced


  1. In a large skillet - cook bacon - set aside
  2. With the left over fat cook celery and onion - add salt, thyme, and garlic - cook for 5 minutes over low medium heat
  3. In a large stock pot - add cooked veggies and clam juice, bay leaf, and potatoes - place on high heat so it boils - once boiled reduce heat for 20 minutes
  4. In a bowl whisk flour and milk together - in the skillet add milk and clams - cook on high for 5 minutes
  5. Add milk and clam mixture to the stock pot - stir for 3 minutes
  6. Serve and Enjoy!