Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Published February 7, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min


There are two very distinct and passionate camps when it comes to clam chowder--New England, with its creamy base and Manhattan, with its acidic, tomato base. The Manhattan fans can rejoice in this recipe, as there's almost no fat in this version.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 1 cup
Calories per serving: 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 20.0g 7%
Protein 9.2g 13%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 (6.5 oz.) cans minced clams
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Step by Step:

  1. Drain clams into a glass measuring cup and add enough water to make 3 cups.
  2. Pour into a large saucepan along with all ingredients except clams.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and cook 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add clams and cook just until hot. Serve immediately.