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Recipe Renovation: New England Clam Chowder

6
4
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This renovated New England Clam Chowder — for half the usual calories — is so flavourful and silky that you will never miss all of the usual heavy cream.

Ingredients

Vegetable oil

1 tsp

Uncooked turkey bacon

2 slice(s), diced

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, finely diced

All-purpose flour

3 Tbsp

Fat free skim milk

1 cup(s)

Canned clam juice

3½ cup(s)

Uncooked potato(es)

2 small, peeled and diced

Canned clams

10½ oz, and juice

Fresh thyme

1 tsp, chopped

Fresh parsley

2 tsp, chopped

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

pinch, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Sauté bacon and onion until onion is very soft. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Very gradually whisk in milk and clam juice. Bring to a simmer, add potatoes. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir in clams, their juice, thyme and parsley. Bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper; serve. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per person.