Clam-Vegetable Chowder

Clam-Vegetable Chowder is a quick (55) minute recipe. It’s a delicious, creamy and hearty New England style chowder. Ingredients Include: Canned  clams, potatoes, celery, garlic, onions, half-and-half, bacon, clam juice and is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (5) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Clam-Vegetable Chowder will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 center-cut bacon strips
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 small red potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 cup water
1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice
3 tsp low sodium instant chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups fat-free half-and-half, divided
2 (6-1/2 oz) cans chopped clams, undrained

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; set aside.

2. Saute the celery, onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in the potatoes, water, clam juice, bouillon, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

3. In a small bowl, combine flour and 1 cup of half-and-half until smooth. Gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

4. Stir in clams and remaining half-and-half; heat through (do not boil). Crumble the reserved bacon and sprinkle over each serving.

Yield: 5 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/3 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (8 Smart Points)
Carb Choices: 2-1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 260, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 788mg, Sugars: 9g, Carbohydrates: 39g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 13g

Original recipe and image from Taste of Home. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/contest-winning-new-england-clam-chowder

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