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Easy Clam Chowder

Photo By Jon Sullivan, via Wikimedia Commons

When the season starts to change, and there's a cold chill in the air, there's nothing better than a hot bowl of homemade clam chowder. Best part is, making this delicious soup isn't as hard as you might think.

Preparation

Saute onion and bacon until onion is soft and bacon is cooked. Drain clams, then add clam juice, celery, and potatoes to pan (do not add clams yet.) Add water if the clam juice doesn't cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil. Boil gently until vegetables are soft and tender. Add clams, milk, soup, and spices. Be sure to dissolve the soup! Let simmer. Use potato flakes to thicken, if necessary. Best served the next day.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bacon, finely cut
  • 1 white onion, minced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 1 bottle clam juice
  • 3 cans whole baby clams
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • potato flakes (to thicken)
  • pepper to taste
  • thyme leaves to taste
  • 2 cups milk