Red Lobster Clam Chowder Copycat Recipe

Red Lobster Clam Chowder Copycat Recipe

Classic Red Lobster clam chowder comes to your home kitchen with this copycat recipe. This is perfect for beating the winter blues!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced leeks
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 cup clams in juice
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, leeks and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes, mixing often. Remove from heat and add flour, mixing well. Add milk and whisk vigorously.
  2. Drain clams and add juice to soup. Slowly bring to a boil, mixing often. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Add potatoes and seasonings; simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add clams and simmer 5-8 minutes.
  5. Finish with heavy cream. Serve.

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Question: Step 5 says to "Finish with heavy cream". Not sure what that means. Do I stir the cream in until blended? I'm guessing that's it but not sure.

If it is used as a meal-starter, it should yield 4 servings.

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