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Slow Cooker New England Clam Chowder Recipe

Slow cooker recipes are perfect fall recipes, especially this slow cooker New England clam chowder. It has that delicious seafood taste but in a wonderfully warm and filling soup!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best clam chowder recipe, Budget-friendly dinner idea, easy slow cooker recipe, Family dinner recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 230kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Slow Cooker
  • Ladle


  • 4 (6½ ounce) cans chopped clams (including juice)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 6 strips bacon cooked and diced
  • teaspoons dried basil
  • teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups half and half


  • Add clams and juice to slow cooker.  
  • Add cream of mushroom soup, potatoes, celery, garlic, onion, bacon, basil, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper to slow cooker.  
  • Mix thoroughly until combined.  
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Add half and half and cook on high for one additional hour.  
  • Remove bay leaf before serving.


  • If you don’t happen to have half and half on hand for this recipe, or maybe not enough, you might look to see if you can substitute it for something else. 


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2mg