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Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Slow Cooker Clam Chowder is easily made in the crock pot, yielding a creamy and comforting soup. The clam flavor is front and center here, and the addition of bacon in the mix, makes this soup so much better!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Clam Chowder, Slow Cooker Clam Chowder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 194 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 cans 65. oz each minced clams
  • 1/2 lb bacon sliced and cooked
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 medium-large potatoes pared and cubed
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until golden brown. Set aside on paper towels to drain, then chop.

  2. Next, add the minced clams with juice to the crock pot. Add the cooked bacon.

  3. Add all remaining ingredients, except sour cream, milk and cornstarch.

  4. Cover and cook on High for about 3-4 hours, until potatoes are very tender.

  5. In the last hour of cooking, mix 1 cup milk with the cornstarch, until the cornstarch has fully dissolved, and add it to the crock pot. Add the sour cream. Stir to combine, use a potato masher to mash the potatoes in the soup, leaving some chunks. Cook for another hour on high.

  6. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. If needed, add more milk if you would like to make the sou thinner.

  7. Top the soup with some croutons or crackers, and enjoy warm. Garnish with bacon and green onions.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Clam Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 871mg38%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.