Corn and Clam Chowder

Use extra corn from Grilled Corn with Lime Butter.


4 servings (serving size: 2 cups chowder and about 1 teaspoon bacon)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 348
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 10.4 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 24.5 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Iron 17.5 mg
Sodium 709 mg
Calcium 132 mg


2 bacon slices, chopped
1 cup minced onion (about 1)
2 cups clam juice, divided
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups diced Yukon gold potato
2 cups corn kernels
2 cups littleneck clams (about 1 pound)
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Add 1 cup clam juice, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add remaining 1 cup clam juice and broth; bring to a boil. Add potato; simmer 10 minutes.

Add corn and clams to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; stir in buttermilk and remaining ingredients. Sprinkle with bacon.

Lia Huber,

Cooking Light

July 2007
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