Warm, Cozy, Satisfying – Manhatten Clam Chowder
Hearty One-Pot Soups like this clam chowder can be one of the simplest and most satisfying meals to prepare. They just take a bit of thinking ahead. When you can toss everything into a pot and let it cook, it means, less time for you in the kitchen and fewer dishes to wash.
Once a couple of vegetables are chopped for Chef Dawn’s Manhattan Clam Chowder, toss them into the pot with a few additional ingredients. Then set it aside to develop the flavors (no additional prep required!). An added bonus is that soups like this are even better the next day.
EASY MEAL TIP: Make a double batch and freeze the leftovers to reheat throughout the week. Serve with a side salad topped with your favorite AH/AD dressing, or your favorite high-fat, slow-carb side dish. For example: sautéed beans and vegetables in olive oil, mashed fauxtatoes topped with cheese or olive oil, hummus blended with avocado and vegetable crudités, etc.
Chef Dawn's Manhattan Clam ChowderChef Dawn Ludwig
VariationReplace 2 tbsp olive oil with 2 slices of bacon. Sauté bacon in 1 tbsp olive oil. When the bacon is crispy, remove and set aside. Add vegetables and cook according to regular directions. Add bacon back in at the end (as a topping).
Nutrition (Chowder Only without additions)Fat: 8g Carbohydrate: 7g Protein: 39g Calories: 260
Nutrition (Full Meal)Pair each bowl of soup with a side salad of leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables tossed in 2-3 tablespoons of AH or AD dressing of choice (OR, 1-2 tablespoons of AH or AD dressing of choice plus 1/2 avocado, sliced). Add 1/2 cup cooked or canned, drained and rinsed white beans to the chowder OR salad. If you prefer fruit, replace the beans with 1 apple (sliced and tossed with salad or served on the side). *Nutrition calculated with 2-3 tablespoons dressing and 1/2 cup white beans. Fat: 48% Carbohydrate: 23% Protein: 29% Calories: 660