Bacon Clam Chowder

Bacon Clam Chowder

The Bacon Clam Chowder recipe offers a hearty and flavorful twist on the traditional clam chowder. Succulent clams, tender potatoes, and aromatic vegetables come together in a rich and creamy broth, enhanced by the smoky flavor of Nueske's applewood smoked bacon. This comforting soup is perfect for chilly days, providing a satisfying balance of savory bacon, briny clams, and creamy goodness in every spoonful.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6 - 8 people

From this Recipe

  1. Applewood Smoked Bacon
    Applewood Smoked Bacon


  • 8 Slices Nueske's Smoked Bacon, diced 1/2 inch
  • 1/2 Cup Celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Cup Red potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 inch
  • 1 Can (14.5 oz) Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp Celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Flour
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 2 Cans (6.5 oz) Minced Clams
  • Dash of pepper


  1. Fry bacon in saucepan until medium crisp. Remove the bacon and set aside.
  2. Add celery and onion to bacon drippings and fry until slightly browned, stirring constantly.
  3. Add potatoes, broth, dill weed, celery seed and salt. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  4. In separate bowl, combine flour and milk, blending until smooth. Stir into broth mixture.
  5. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Stir in bacon, cream, and clams. Simmer an additional 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve hot with a dash of pepper.


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