Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Some days nothing else does it for me, just a bowl of yummy soup.
Manhattan Clam Chowder
After a bought with a bug, four busy little grand boys, and a windy, rainy, storm, a steaming bowl of Manhattan Clam Chowder sure did hit the spot tonight!  Ooooh, it felt just like wrapping up in a snuggly blanket.  I also had a good visit with one of my dearest friends.  It was absolutely soothing to the soul, love you sweet Deby… Spring is on it’s way! 

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Chowder goes together without expending too much energy and is a comfort. For low-carbers, like me, just eat around the potatoes and pass the bread basket along.

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 cans 6½ ounces each minced clams
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cups finely diced potatoes
  • Water (as needed)
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  1. Drain the juice from the clams and combine the juice with the onions, celery and potatoes in a medium saucepan. Add enough water to barely cover and simmer, covered, over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, melt the butter, blend in the flour and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the half-and-half, cook and whisk until smooth and thick.
  3. Add the vegetables and drained clams to the flour mixture and heat through. Season to taste with the salt, pepper and sugar.  Top with a pat of butter and sprinkle with fresh parsley.   Ladle into bowls and serve.

Enjoy Soup de Jour no matter the weather!  Please share your favorite soup too.

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    This sounds great Gnee! Might give it a try on one of these last few cool weekends! Oh, it feels good to say that-Happy Friday:@)

  2. Debbie

    I hope you are all DEBUGGED and that everyone in your household is feeling better. I have never once tried Manhattan clam chowder. I always go all New Englandy. I should try this.

    I think soup weather will be over soon around here so I better not put it off.

    BTW, I did use the shiny red Kodak to give a little green smoothie recipe. I gave you a shout out for something in it, too. I’ve never done a tutorial before.


  3. Julie Harward

    I love this too and think we might even have the same recipe…so good! 😀

  4. Luciane at

    Ok.. since your salad was amazing, I’ll have to try this one too!


    Have a great weekend!


    Luciane at

  5. Pondside

    There’s nothing nicer on a cold and foggy day, than a good bowl of chowder. My mum makes great chowder, but hers is more of a New England style. I’d like to try yours!

  6. Julie

    Hope you’re feeling better! This looks soooo delicious.

  7. Jacqueline

    This would make anyone feel better! It looks so thick and yummy. That’s the kind I love, thick and comforting.

    I love your layout. I want mine like this with wider pictures and less side column. What layout are you using and can I change without losing everything (it scares me to death!)


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