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Creamy Clam Chowder

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Perfect for a family meal, this creamy clam chowder will really hit the spot.

Yield: 4
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3 red potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus 1 tablespoon for boiling the potatoes
2 1/2 cups LACTAID® Whole Milk
2 bacons strips, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 6 1/2 ounce cans of clams with liquid


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of salt and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the potatoes cook, make the chowder. Pour the milk into a microwave-safe measuring cup and heat in 30-second increments until warm, about 1 1/2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Place the bacon in a soup pot over medium heat and cook until the bacon is crisp and browned, stirring often, 4 to 6 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  4. Add the olive oil to the bacon fat. Then add the onions, carrots, celery, pepper and remaining salt to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the thyme and flour and cook, while stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, being sure to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pot, and then pour in the LACTAID® Milk. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, add the boiled potatoes, clams (and liquid), and cook until the potatoes and clams are warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 430
Total Fat 21g
Calories from Fat 190kcal
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholestrol 110mg
Sodium 1800mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 13g
Protein 27g
Calcium 333mg
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