Thursday, October 5, 2017

New Orleans Square Clam Chowder

I wanted to share with you a delicious recipe handed down to me from my Auntie Laurel. She has fixed this for many years and makes a great filling soup during the colder months. It's been one of my favorites and one of my comfort foods! 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

3Tbsp Margarine
1 Cup Chopped Celery
1 Qt Milk
1/2 Diced Green Bell Pepper
1/2 tsp Chicken Bullion
1/4 tsp White Pepper
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Medium Chopped Onion
3 Tbsp Flour
1 Qt Chopped Clams with liquid
1/2 Diced Red Bell Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Thyme
4 Medium Diced Potatoes


Heat milk to 190 degrees (just below boiling point). Heat clams and juice separately. Melt margarine, add onions, celery and saute until tender. Add the flour to form the roux, let cool for 8-10 minutes.

 Add hot milk, chicken bullion, peppers, potatoes, hot clams, juice and remaining spices. Let cook for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.

Check for taste and consistency. If too thick, add more milk to bring it to desired consistency. If you would like it a little thicker, add instant potatoes to desired consistency.

Makes 8-10 cups


  1. Yum!! Thank you for the recipe! I can never find any good clam chowder out there. Will definitely try this :)

  2. This must taste really good! I really like a lot of foods that have milk as a base. So, I'm sure I'll like this too!!

  3. I don't eat shellfish, but I have visitors on occasion that do. I may have to try this recipe on their next visit for a nice surprise for them.

  4. This looks amazing! I am a sucker for a good clam chowder!

  5. Oh now this sounds like a delicious recipe, do you know I have never had clam chowder before, I totally need to change that.

  6. My family would like this. I'm weird and don't like seafood, but they do!

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  8. I love seafood dishes and especially love clam chowder. Your New Orleans Square Clam Chowder looks and sounds absolutely amazing!

  9. This recipe sounds amazing. I have never actually attempted to make it before and your recipe seems simple and delicious.

  10. This looks like a great recipe! Clam chowder in a bread bowl is one of my fave meals.

    Sondra xx

  11. This looks like the perfect winter recipe for lunch time! I'll have to give it a try

  12. This chowder looks so good. Thanks for the recipe! I'll cook it on Wednesday.

  13. I am yet to try a chowder, thanks for sharing this recipe I will need to give it a try

  14. I love clam chowder of any sort. I am so excited to see a new variety I haven't heard of.

  15. Hmm...I never ha clams or clam chowder...I'm not a huge fan of food that comes from water, but my husband is, I think he would enjoy this.

  16. This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe! Definitely putting it on bookmark!