Creamy Corn & Clam Chowder

Creamy Corn & Clam Chowder

Canned whole baby clams are easy to use and give this chowder extra flavor and hardiness.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
454 Ratings


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
2 (10-ounce) cans whole baby clams, reserve juice
1 (15-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
1 large (1 1/2 cups) potato, peeled, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired


Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onions and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until softened. Stir in reserved clam juice, cream-style corn, bottled clam juice and potatoes (clams will be added later). Increase heat to medium-high. Cook 4-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.

Add half & half, clams, chopped thyme, salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until heated through.

To serve, ladle into individual serving bowls. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves.

Recipe Tip

Serve this chowder with warm bread and a green salad for a light, but satisfying meal.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 250

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 1040mg

Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 19g

Recipe #12759©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

got this recipe from a friend and she served it in a bread bowl...great
Couldn't wait to try this recipe and I'm not disappointed. Nice and easy and the perfect meal on a cold winter night. Thank you!!
Nice, easy recipe, very simple and delicious!
I left out the clams and added 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn. It was yummy!!

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