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OLD BAY® Clam Chowder

OLD BAY Seasoning adds just the right blend of spices to season this clam chowder.



3 slices bacon

2 medium potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 medium onion chopped (about 1 cup)

2 ribs celery chopped (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

3 to 4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning

1 McCormick Bay Leaves

1 quart (4 cups) whole milk

4 cans (6 1/2 ounces each) chopped clams undrained



Cook bacon in large saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in pan. Add potatoes onion celery bell pepper Old Bay Seasoning and bay leaf to pan; cook and stir 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in milk and clams with juice. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf. Ladle chowder into soup bowls. Sprinkle with bacon.



For thicker chowder, substitute half-and-half for the milk.


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Recipe Info

Makes 8 (1-cup) servings.


Calories: 192

Fat: 8 g

Carbohydrates: 18 g

Cholesterol: 37 mg

Sodium: 690 mg

Fiber: 1 g

Protein: 12 g



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