World's Easiest Clam Chowder Recipe
Dickie's Chowder ...

I remember the day I met Dickie and tasted his amazing Clam Chowder Recipe! I was at a military retirement party for a friend of mine and everyone brought something to share. I wouldn't consider myself a Clam Chowder connoisseur in any light but when I tasted this one it was like heaven! Incredibly creamy & chunky, full of amazing flavor, & scrumptious - I had to have the recipe!

I asked Dickie for the recipe and still have his shaky hand-written recipe on yellowed paper. It is our favorite main dish recipes for those cold, dark winter days. This Chowder Recipe is not heart-healthy and is certainly not low-calorie. But if you're looking for a hearty, tasty Chowder Recipe - this is it! Enjoy!!

Dickie's World's Easiest Clam Chowder Recipe

By , Feb 8, 2011

Clam Chowder Recipe


1 large can (10-12oz)     Minced Clams
1/3 pound                 Bacon
1 medium                  Onion, diced
2 pounds                  Red Potatoes, diced into 1/2" cubes
1 quart                   Half & Half Salt, Pepper, & Paprika to taste - not much!


  1. Place Clams & juice from the can into a large pot & simmer.

  2. Cook bacon till somewhat brown - not crisp - and let cool. While cooking the bacon, dice the onions & potatoes.

  3. When the bacon is finished, crumble it into the simmering clams.

  4. Using the bacon grease, sautee the onions until limp.

  5. Add the onions & salt, pepper, & paprika to the simmering clams & bacon.

  6. Add the potatoes and half & half and bring to a rolling boil for 20-30 minutes until potatoes are soft.

  7. When it's ready to serve, I like to take a potato masher and mash the soup a couple times, just to smash any larger chunks of potato. :-)

  8. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

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