This recipe for Keto Clam Chowder is so easy, you will never be tempted by the canned stuff again! It's a rich and hearty meal that the entire family will love.
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It's officially soup season and I don't know about you, but that makes me pretty happy.
My favorite soups are creamy and hearty. I like a soup that makes a complete meal, and doesn't feel like an appetizer, know what I mean?
This keto clam chowder is just that and best of all it only takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish!
Ingredients and substitutions
The ingredients for this recipe are pretty straightforward. If you are not into clams (although that's doubtful since you've made it this far) you can also make this with shrimp, crab meat, or even lobster.
The seasoning is pretty standard for seafood chowder, but feel free to adjust it to your liking.
I like to use fresh cauliflower cut into bite-size pieces, but to save a little prep time you could use frozen cauliflower florets as well.
Using a slow cooker
I considered making this a slow cooker recipe, but honestly, it's already so quick to make that I really didn't see the point. If you want to make it in the slow cooker, I would cook on low for about 3 hours or high for 1 to 2 hours. Just cooking until the cauliflower is tender.
I haven't tried this myself, so be sure to keep a close eye on it so you don't end up with mushy cauliflower!
Be sure to check out these other great recipes:
- Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup | Instant Pot
- Keto Shrimp and Grits
- Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup | Keto
Easy Clam Chowder | Keto
- Heat a large Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until done. Remove the bacon and set aside. Reserve 3 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in the pot.
- Add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion begins to turn translucent (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in the thyme and cook an additional minute.
- Add almond milk, cream, and chicken broth. Stir well then add cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese is melted.
- Add the bay leaf, clams, and cauliflower florets. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat the medium low, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
- Serve topped with the cooked bacon and chopped parsley if desired.
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The nutrition information listed here is only an estimate and is simply provided as a courtesy. It nor any other information within this post should constitute medical or nutritional advice. Be sure to read all packaging and ingredient labels for potential allergens. Optional ingredients are not included unless otherwise specified.
This recipe was inspired by Damn Delicious