Simply New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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Simply New England Clam Chowder
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  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions just before the butter is fully melted and sautee them briefly. Turn down to medium-low heat and slowly whisk in the flour until you have a nice, thick base.
  2. Whisk in the milk. It won't be as thick as it will get in the end. Add the cream cheese - this is the real clincher for a perfect clam chowder! Peel (peel!!) potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to the pan. Add in all other ingredients to the pan and stir. Make sure you also add all of the juice from the can of chopped clams.
  3. Let simmer for about 18 minutes, stirring as needed. (If you don't stir it sometimes, you'll end up with a mess at the bottom and a harder time cleaning the pan!) I sit on a stool and read as I stir. Serve with oyster crackers.
  4. Old Bay Seasoning can usually be found in your grocery seafood department or spice section. The taste before I added the cream cheese was right, but the consistency was off. No amount of flour or corn starch can make it right, but that half-block of cream cheese nailed it!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 257.7 Kcal (1079 kJ)
Calories from fat 124.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.86g 21%
Cholesterol 41.72mg 14%
Sodium 1489.28mg 62%
Potassium 462.59mg 10%
Total Carbs 26g 9%
Sugars 10.23g 41%
Dietary Fiber 2.48g 10%
Protein 7.53g 15%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 320.9mg 32%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 100.67 Kcal (421 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.41g 21%
Cholesterol 16.3mg 14%
Sodium 581.78mg 62%
Potassium 180.71mg 10%
Total Carbs 10.16g 9%
Sugars 4g 41%
Dietary Fiber 0.97g 10%
Protein 2.94g 15%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 0.4mg 5%
Calcium 125.4mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.8
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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