New England Clam Chowder

John loves soup and I don't make it all that much.  As winter starts to wind down, I figured I better start soupin' it up!  The first?  New England Clam Chowder.

I love this soup.  It is probably my favorite kind of soup, but I have always been too scared to try and make it myself.  You know what?  That is silly!  It was really easy to make.  I combined a whole bunch of recipes to create this. 

First, I sauteed some onions and garlic in bacon grease.  Our house smelled amazing.  
I added in carrots, celery, and potatoes and let it all saute.  
When it was all bacon-ey, I added 2 cans of clams with the liquid. 
When THAT was warm, I covered it with raw milk and some grass-fed butter.  
It warmed up pretty quickly, and I watched it to make sure it didn't boil.  It was so good!  I could have used some cream, but I only had a little on the top of the milk on hand.  This is definitely going in our meal rotation!

This post was featured on the Hearth and Soul Bloghop and Real Food Wednesday with Kelly the Kitchen Kop!

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  1. Being from New England, this is definitely one of my faovirtes, though never tried it on my own!

  2. I love chowder, but unfotunately I can't have clams, so I make it with corn instead. Isn't it fun when you learn that a favorite dish is easy to make?

  3. My son loves this soup. I had never made it but now after taking this recipe with me, I have not excuses.

    Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  4. Clam chowder is one of my two favorite soups - the other rotates as my whims do - but clam chowder is always at the top. I have done something similar - I made potato soup and added clams - easy peasy! I love yours - thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!