Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Low-Carb Clam Chowder

Wendell made this the other night, and I was so surprised at how ono it was . . . being low-carb and all.  Maybe it's because of the buttah and bacon, yah!

The recipe is from Peace, Love and Low Carb and can be found here. It's actually a slow-cooker recipe, but Wendell just made it on the stove. 



  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small leek, cleaned, trimmed, and sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 – 10 oz cans of fancy whole baby clams, drained
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon, cooked crisp, and crumbled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Heat slow cooker on low setting.
  2. To slow cooker, add chicken stock, garlic, shallot, leek, celery, onions, butter, and salt and pepper. Cover, and cook vegetables on low for 1 hour.
  3. To the slow cooker, add clams, clam juice and bacon.
  4. Add cream cheese, heavy cream, garlic powder and thyme. Continue mixing until there are no visible clumps of cream cheese and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours


Anonymous said...

Wendell's looks better than the picture of the original recipe!

Susan said...

Whoa there, the ingredients list blew me away...I know why it's ono!

Leslie's pics said...

that looks yummy!

Chet Colson said...

that's great the chowder taste ono, inspire of it being low carb. Bacon and butter always enhances food.

Anonymous said...

j: OMG sounds so delish and I just bought a hot pot on a Black Friday sale, gonna try but hoo get plenty ingredients! -N

Honolulu Aunty said...

Oooooh. Buttah and bacon. Already a winnah!

jalna said...


Susan, I know!!

Les, was ono . . . especially since I ate the BACON! I'm such a faux vegetarian . . . LOL.

Chet, and I liked that it wasn't thick. I prefer brothy soups.

Good luck, N.

Aunty, no wondah yah!!

Mark Shelby said...

Bacon>?!! I'm ALL in~! ; )

Looks so Onolicious!

K and S said...


jalna said...

Mark, hahahahahaha!!!

Kat, yup!