Manhattan Clam Chowder (Quick)

Manhattan Clam Chowder (Quick)

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 2-4,Yield: 1.0quart
  • About This Recipe

    “Makes a quick and tasty meal for one or two with leftovers for lunch”


  • 2tablespoonschopped onions
  • 1/4 cupsliced celery(optional)
  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) cans minced clams( I use whole baby)
  • 1 (16ounce) cans tomatoes, chop with juice( or 1 can stewed tomatoes)
  • 1smallpotato, cubed
  • 1smallcarrot, chopped
  • 1dash thyme or 1dashmarjoram
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1slicebacon, cooked and crumbled(optional)
  • oyster crackers(optional)
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except crackers in a saucepan.
  • Simmer covered for 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  • Serve with oyster crackers or crackers of your choice.
  • Reviews

  • “If you are searching for a quick dinner for two you have come to the right place!This is a delicious chowder in almost no time at all filled with fresh vegetables and proves to be very flavorful.Complement with a tossed green salad and some crusty Italian bread and you are all set!Thanks Dorothy!”

  • “This is quick and short preparation!The flavor is awesome. Wash, cut, open and dump everything to the pot and let it simmer. Potatoes and carrots in my opinion probably be better to cook first for 3-5 minutes before joining the rest of the ingredients. Serving with 3oz of Sirloin Steak and a scoop of Linguine with Garlic & Olive Oil for dinner of 2. Very fulfilling! Thank you for sharing!!!”

  • “Really good!I cooked the potatoes, celery and carrots for a few minutes prior to adding everything else.I also threw in a bottle of clam juice to add to the amount of liquids.Perfect for a winter’s dinner here in New England.Thanks!”

  • “I doubled the recipe, my husband loves soup of any kind! This was very good and I liked the blend of cayenne and thyme. I did add an extra cup of water and used a tsp of ham bouillon instead of bacon. Thanks for the suggestion of the whole baby clams, I had no idea of what to buy. Now we have a delicious lunch already for us tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe. Carole in Orlando”

  • “I usually make New England Clam Chowder so thought I’d give the tomato based chowder a try. We enjoyed this recipe and it certainly was simple.I omitted the potato as we follow a low carb die and I sauteed the veggies first.I will make it again. Thanks!”

  • “Quick and easy as advertised. We had this for an easy lunch and quite enjoyed.”

  • “Very enjoyable soup for dinner.I doubled the carrots and celery and left out the potatoes to save on carbs.Added the clam juice, but waited to add clams until it was closer to done.Used the stewed tomato option.Hubby doesn’t like red chowders, but I thought it was pretty good.Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Derf, thanks for this great recipe. I fried the bacon in the pot first and set it aside. Then I sauteed the onions, carrot and celery in the bacon fat before adding the remainder of the ingredients. I didn’t add the baby clams till the last 5 minutes of cooking and I added an 8 0z bottle of clam juice and a little bit of parsley with the tomatoes.”

  • “Nice recipe and easy.Needs more juice.Added extra clam juice and a little spicy v8.”

  • “I just made this for lunch today.MMM.I can hardly wait until tomorrow to have some more.It was very quick and easy to make and tasted delicious.I did leave out the potato because I don’t really care for them in soup.”

  • “This was wonderful! My hubby is not a fan of celery (if he can see it) so I put in bigger pieces so I could fish them out. :)We both loved it!Thank you for sharing.”

  • “great fantastic hats off to the chef a food god recipe”

  • “Perfect meal for two that tastes like it’s been simmering all day.I used a 10 oz. can of baby clams, and left out the bacon because I made this during Lent for a Friday supper. (I’m a little late with my review!)”

  • “this was fantabulous.of course i only take any recipe as a guide – improvisation is the key to anything!”