Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder is perfect for the winter days ahead. You don’t have to be a clam lover to enjoy chowder!
I don’t know about you, but I love crock pot recipes in the winter.
I never cared for clam chowder until I lived in Massachusetts. To this day, I still refer to it as New England Clam Chowda ;). This recipe is one I had to tweak a little because my family doesn’t enjoy seafood quite as much as I do. I will admit that with four cans of clams it was a bit fishy, but I don’t mind it. Today I’m sharing a slightly modified version (only three cans) in hopes that everyone (even non-seafood lovers) will enjoy it.
If you have never eaten real clam chowder (maybe you’ve only eaten it out of a can), then you may want to knock it down to as little as two cans. The thing about canned soups is that they can last for a long time, and any meat they contain is sitting in liquid for who knows how long. So if you’re a canned clam chowder type a girl (or guy, I don’t discriminate) you may find the flavor of canned clams to be a bit overwhelming to the senses. While they are canned and do sit in their juice, that is a lot different than sitting in a soup mix for months.
Still not sold on clams? Did you know clams are loaded with iron? It’s true. If you lack iron in your diet, then this recipe is an excellent way to boost your iron stores. They are also a great source of healthy fat, and I know you LOVE healthy fats! Want to know more? Check this out.
Now that we have all of that out of the way let’s start cookin’ up some wintery goodness!
Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder:
Serves 1 cup
- 13 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
- 1 Cup Chopped Onion
- 1 Cup Chopped Celery
- 2 - 3 Cans Fancy Whole Baby Clams (w/juice)
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp Ground Thyme
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Cook bacon until crispy (reserve bacon grease in the pan)
- Chop onion and celery
- Place onion and celery in bacon grease and cook until soft (do not discard the grease it will go in the crockpot with the veggies)
- After veggies are soft pour all ingredients (including crumbled bacon) into the crockpot
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on High for 2 hours.
Tip: If you’re not already eating thick cut bacon you should be! While it may seem more expensive with the cheaper stuff, you’re paying for less meat and more fat. While I love fat, I don’t want to pay for fat I can’t eat. If you drink your bacon grease, then you are probably getting your money’s worth, but I don’t know anyone who does that. 😉
Don’t forget to pour all of your bacon grease into the crockpot along with your veggies!
Nutrition Information for Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder:
This is for one serving (makes eight one cup serving)
Total Fat: 33g
Dietary Fiber 0g
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