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Clam chowder in a white bowl with bacon and chive topping

Healthy Homemade Clam Chowder

A one-pot, 30 minute homemade clam chowder that is healthy and dairy free.
4.50 from 6 votes
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Course: The Main Event
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, dairy free, soup
Prep Time: 5 mins
25 mins
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • cutting board
  • large pot


  • 1 8 oz Bottle of clam juice
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can white northern beans
  • 2 4 oz cans of chopped clams
  • 3 russet potatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  • ½ tablespoon of white pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 leek
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 2 tablespoons of flour


  • Chop the onion, leek, and celery.
  • Add to the pot over medium high heat with a little olive oil.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until they become tender.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir to coat the veggies.
  • Blend 1 can (not drained) of white beans in a blender cup.
  • Add clam juice, chicken stock, and white bean mixture as well as the bay leaf into the pot.
  • Dice and stir in the potatoes.
  • Stir in the chopped clams.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 15 -20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  • Enjoy with bacon and chives as a topping


If you don't care about keeping this healthy and dairy free you could definitely sub 1 cup heavy cream for the white beans!
Also this would be delicious topped with a little shredded cheese and served with crusty bread.