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New England Seafood Chowder

The BEST New England Seafood Chowder Recipe. An easy to make creamy chowder loaded with scallops, shrimp, clams, and potatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Soup
Keyword: hearty soup, homemade soup, seafood
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward


  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 5 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Light Cream
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cans Cream of Bacon Soup
  • 2 cans Chopped Clams
  • 2 cans Diced Potatoes
  • 1 lb Shrimp small, deveined, cooked
  • 1 lb Bay Scallops


  • Heat a large stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy (about 6 to 8 minutes). Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Melt butter in the stockpot.
  • Add garlic and onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in thyme for about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned (about 1 minute).
  • Gradually whisk in cream, vegetable broth, clam juice, and cook. Whisking constantly, until slightly thickened about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 1 can of cream of bacon. Stir frequently and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in clams, scallops, and shrimp until heated through.
  • Add potatoes.
  • Add 2nd can of cream of bacon. Stir frequently and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add more cream or milk, if too thick.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Garnish with crumbled bacon.
  • ENJOY!
    new england seafood chowder is a creamy soup loaded with diced potatoes, clams, scallops, and shrimp