Clam Chowder (Diary-Free)

If you avoid dairy or gluten because of allergy or intolerance, this Boston style clam chowder will more than satisfy your chowder craving. Most chowder recipes use butter, cream, and flour as the base. In this delightful variation of classic clam chowder, we ditch the cream, milk, butter, and flour. We don’t rely on alternative milks either because they each bring their own flavor profiles that can overpower the delicate clam flavor. Instead, the chowder base is made from white corn, potatoes and onion that are pureed. After blending, the chowder base has a whitish and slightly yellow hue, similar to the color of cream and butter the traditional base. Enjoy with gluten free croutons and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

For the base

3/4 cup diced potatoes

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 16-oz bag frozen white corn

8-oz bottle clam juice

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

For the chowder

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced carrot

1 cup diced potato

2 6.5-oz cans minced clams

Garnish: Gluten-free croutons and chopped parsley

Use heavy bottomed pot such as a Dutch oven. Add the potatoes, onion, corn and clam juice. Add just enough additional water to cover the potatoes and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes until the potatoes are very tender.

Transfer to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in batches. Set aside.

Using the same pot, add the onion, celery, carrot, and potato. Drain the juice from the minced clams into the pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Add the clams and the corn mixture. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if needed. Heat through and serve garnished with croutons and parsley.

Nutrition Facts Sodium 611mg
Amount Per Serving Potassium 473mg
Calories 250

Calories from Fat 16

Total Carb 54.4g
Total Fat 1.8g Fiber 4.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g Sugars 18.0g
Cholesterol 0mg Protein 6.5g
Categories: Soup

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