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Crockpot Clam Chowder

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (13 Reviews)


Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Photo: Diana Rattray
This is an easy and great-tasting clam chowder for the slow cooker, made with potatoes and milk, a little bacon or salt pork, and canned minced clams. Cornstarch makes the chowder thick and satisfying.

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours

Yield: Serves 8


  • 4 (6 1/2 oz.) cans minced clams with juice
  • 1/2 lb. salt pork or bacon, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 c. water
  • 3 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 c. half and half cream or milk
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. cornstarch
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


Cut clams into bite-sized pieces if necessary. In skillet, saute salt pork or bacon and onion until golden brown; drain. Put into slow cooker with clams. Add all remaining ingredients, except milk, cornstarch, and parsley. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or until vegetables are tender. During the last hour of cooking, combine 1 cup of milk with the cornstarch. Add cornstarch mixture and the remaining milk and stir well; heat through.
Top each serving with a little chopped parsley and serve with crackers or crusty French bread.

Pennie wrote and said after taking this to a party at work, there wasn't a drop left, and everyone was asking for the recipe!

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Delicious!, Member maky

I just got my first crockpot and this is the first recipe I made and I came home to the best smell ever! I added garlic and used stock as someone suggested and added a bit more cornstarch to thicken it up, so yummy!

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