Who would have thought that you would find great New England Clam Chowder on the corral? Although we are far from the source of this delicious chowder, we get a little western twist of extra bacon and a kick of chili powder. Enjoy this classic dish with cornbread or crackers.

How To Make Golden Corral Copycat Clam Chowder

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Preparation:
10 mins
Cooking:
30 mins
Total:
40 mins
Serves:
4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 3 russet potatoes
  • 1 can clams
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 3 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bottle clam juice
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups half and half

Instructions

  • Peel and cube your potatoes.
  • Chop clams, garlic, onion, and celery.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat and saute the garlic, onion, and celery.
  • Add in the potatoes, bacon, water, bouillon, spices, and clam juice.
  • Boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour and half and half.
  • Slowly add this mixture into the pan, stirring as you pour.
  • Allow to boil until it thickens, 1-3 minutes, and then add in the clams.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes and then serve.
  • Garnish with chives and bacon bits. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 928mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg