Slow Cooker Clam Chowder Recipe

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Nora Published: January 3, 2021 Modified: June 11, 2021
Slow Cooker Clam Chowder Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Make this clam chowder recipe for your creamy seafood fix. It’s thick and the natural saltiness from the clam provides the flavor for this gourmet dish.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 7 hours 30 minutes
Total: 8 hours



  • ½lbbacon,diced
  • 6.5ozclams
  • 1yellow onion,chopped
  • 4yukon potatoes,peeled and diced
  • 2stalkscelery,diced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 2cupswater
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 2cupshalf and half
  • 2tspcornstarch


  1. In a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat cook the bacon until crisp, then remove from the pan.

  2. Add half of the bacon, clams, onion, potatoes, celery, garlic, water, Kosher salt, black pepper, and thyme into the slow cooker and stir.

  3. Cook on Low for 7 hours and refrigerate the remaining bacon for serving with the soup.

  4. In a measuring cup add the half and half with the cornstarch and whisk together.

  5. Add in the half and half mixture to the slow cooker and stir.

  6. Cook on High for 30 minutes.

  7. Serve with the remainder of the bacon sprinkled over the top


  • Calories: 310.54kcal
  • Fat: 18.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.09g
  • Fiber: 2.83g
  • Sugar: 4.52g
  • Protein: 11.20g
  • Cholesterol: 48.01mg
  • Sodium: 603.71mg
  • Calcium: 99.09mg
  • Potassium: 647.10mg
  • Iron: 1.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 84.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.26mg
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