New England Clam Chowder
There is some debate as to who brought the creamy version of clam chowder to New England, but there is no debate about its popularity. It is a classic from coast to coast. If you want to make your chowder meal extra special, you can buy sourdough boule from the bakery, cut off the top of the loaf, hollow out the base, and use that as a soup bowl.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 6tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 stalk celerychopped
  • 1 medium carrotpeeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onionpeeled and diced
  • 2 garlic clovespeeled and minced
  • 1/2tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/4tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3cup all-purpose flour
  • 4cups Seafood Stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1lb russet potatoespeeled and diced
  • 2 cans chopped clams6 1/2 ounces each
  • 2cups heavy cream
  • 1/3cup chopped fresh chives
  1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot® and melt butter. Add celery, carrot, and onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, pepper, thyme, and oregano and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and mix well, then cook 1 minute until no dry flour remains. Slowly add stock, whisking constantly until smooth, then add bay leaf and potatoes. Press the Cancel button.
  3. Close lid and set steam release to Sealing, then press the Manual button and adjust cook time to 5 minutes.
  4. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally, about 15 minutes. Open lid and stir in clams and cream. Discard bay leaf and serve immediately with chives for garnish.
Recipe Notes

FAT: 39g
SODIUM: 166mgFIBER: 1g

*Pressure Cook and Manual Buttons are interchangeable