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Easy Manhattan Clam Chowder

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 c onion finely diced
  • 1/2 c celery diced
  • 4 c potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 c carrots shredded
  • 5 c hot water
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can tomato paste 14 oz
  • 5 cans clams minced
  • 3 c clam liquid use water if you are short on clam liquid
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme dried

Instructions

  1. Saute bacon in large pot and remove from pot

  2. Stir in 1 t of thyme, onions, and celery and cook until tender

  3. Add water, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, and clam liquid and simmer uncovered on low heat for 30 minutes

  4. Add tomato paste and simmer for 20 minutes

  5. Add clams, parsley, and 1 t of thyme and simmer for 10 minutes

  6. Serve with crumbled bacon on top