Clam Chowder!

The past couple weeks, I’ve been really wanting clam chowder for some reason. Now, my issue with clam chowder is that it traditionally uses a lot of cream…and I have a hard time putting that much into a “main dish”. Luckily, I found a recipe that didn’t use cream, and it actually turned out really good!

Modified from this recipe

1 onion

2 T minced garlic

1 tsp thyme

3 T flour

1 c milk (I used skim)

2 6.5oz cans of clams

1 bottle of clam juice

2 potatoes

1 T olive oil

1 bag oyster crackers (optional-for topping)


  1. Chop the onion and potatoes.
  2. Put the onion, garlic, and thyme in a large pot with the oil and sautee until the onions are soft-about 5 minutes.IMG_2791
  3. Add the clams, clam juice, and potatoes. Boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.IMG_2792
  4. Mix the milk and flour together. When the mixture is smooth, add to the pot and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with oyster crackers and enjoy! I also tried adding just a tiny bit of half and half to a bowl..if you want more creaminess, try it!





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