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Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder

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Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder is perfect for the winter days ahead. You don't have to be a clam lover to enjoy chowder!

Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder Recipe. This recipe is perfect for winter and is a great source of healthy fats and iron. If you love a low carb lifestyle with high fat and moderate protein this makes a great lunch or dinner meal.

 I don't know about you, but I love crockpot recipes in the winter. I also love delicious seafood that I don't have to leave the house to purchase!

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.

Keto Clam Chowder Recipe

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!

Now that we have all of that out of the way let's start cookin' up some wintery goodness!

Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder:

Keto Clam Chowder Recipe

Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder: Ingredients

  • 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

How To Make Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder:

  1. Cook bacon until crispy (reserve bacon grease in the pan)
  2. Chop onion and celery
  3. 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)
  4. After veggies are soft pour all ingredients (including crumbled bacon) into the crockpot
  5. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on High for 2 hours.
Bacon

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. 😉

Celery

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)

Calories: 427

Total Fat: 33g
Cholesterol: 252mg
Sodium: 1636mg
Potassium: 107mg
Carbohydrates: 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 27g

Yield: 8 cups

Keto Crockpot Clam Chowder

Keto Crock Pot Clam Chowder with spoon and napkin

Crockpot clam chowder is low carb and perfect for those chilly winter nights. Stay warm and healthy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon until crispy (reserve bacon grease in the pan)
  2. Chop onion and celery
  3. 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)
  4. After veggies are soft pour all ingredients (including crumbled bacon) into the crockpot
  5. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on High for 2 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1012mgNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gProtein: 12g

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* We strive to make all of our recipes according to our dietary standards. Our recipes have to meet the following criteria: Low Carb, High Fat, Moderate Protein, Sugar-Free (we only allow natural fruit, veggie, and dairy sugars in our diet, and very little stevia), and Gluten-Free.

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Lori

Monday 6th of April 2020

Could I add diced jicama to this soup, I wanted a potato like vegetable? Or turnips

ketosizeme

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Of course! Just keep track of the nutrition info.

Rebecca

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Soooo good!! I added diced turnips to the dish and increased the broth and cream.. it turned out fantastic!

Dawn

Monday 19th of February 2018

This recipe is everything!! It’s a favorite now! I omitted the leeks, but added 8 ounce of cream cheese and a seafood medley with the clams and cauliflower! Very happy!