Loaded Clam Chowder for the Crockpot

by Melanie on November 7, 2012

I spent last weekend visiting my sister Brittany in Seattle.  We had such a wonderful time together hanging out just like old times when we lived a couple minutes from each other.  She showed me all over the Seattle area –I loved it.  One of our first stops was Pikes Farmers Market ( I posted lots of pictures on Melandboys).  Have you been there?  Wow–it was amazing!! There we had that BEST clam chowder ever, I am not kidding!  Now that I am home and missing her so much I decided to make clam chowder in honor of my Seattle  trip.  Now, granted this recipe is not as good as the award winning chowder we had in Seattle made with fresh pacific seafood, but it is pretty darn good  if I do say so myself:)  I still absolutely love my Mom’s Famous Clam Chowder found here, but this crockpot version is a perfect option when you want to come home to some warm soup on a busy day.  My husband and boys,  who are not huge seafood fans love this soup.  It is loaded with a few types of meat ( clams, chicken, ham) and potatoes all in a wonderful creamy base.  This chowder really hits the spot and it couldn’t be easier.  YUM!

Loaded Clam Chowder for the Crockpot
submitted by Melanie

1/2 lb ham, cubed
2 c chopped onion
2 c diced celery
2 c diced potatoes
2 c diced chicken (uncooked)
4 c chicken broth
2 5oz cans chopped clams with juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 c milk
3/4 cup flour
4 c shredded cheddar or Jack cheese
1/2 c whipping cream
2 TB fresh parsley

Combine everything in crockpot, except milk, flour, cheese, whipping cream and parsley.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.    Whisk flour into milk and stir into soup along with shredded cheese and whipping cream.  Cook for one more hour on high.  Sprinkle on parsley, stir and serve.

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1 Mindy November 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Mmm! This looks like a fun twist on clam chowder. And I love that you make it in the crockpot. The picture of Britt, Nyah, and you is so cute!

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2 Brittany November 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Yummy! can’t wait to try this version of clam chowder – Eric might even like it since it has other meats in it too, I had so much fun with you here Mel – now I wish we would have taken twice as many pictures! I’m so excited for next time…! ;)

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3 Heather or Kitchen Concoctions November 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm

What a great picture of two of ‘the sisters’ and yummy chowder recipe too!

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