Keto Clam Chowder
Ready in less than 30 minutes, low carb clam chowder makes a healthy and filling meal for the entire family. It features clams, celery, chicken broth and a surprise – red bell pepper. And, yes, this recipe doesn’t have any high-carb potatoes perfect for the keto diet!
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- Arrowroot powder for thickener
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Is clam chowder keto?
No! As it is traditionally made, clam chowder is not keto.
You will find traditional clam chowder, such as New England clam chowder to be full of carbs from the flour (used as a thickener) and potatoes.
I’ve got good news!
With our clam chowder recipe, we have taken out the carbs while still maintaining the heartiness of this soup. This low carb chowder recipe replaces the high carb potatoes with low carb ingredients, including daikon radish – which acts like a potato in this recipe, similar to how we did in our turkey and chicken soups.
If you can’t get a hold of a daikon radish, just omit it. You could try regular radishes if you wanted or I have even seen some recipes with turnips. One cup of daikon radish has 2.9 grams net carbs.
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Clam Chowder Soup Ingredients
Keto Clam Chowder Directions
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onion, celery and red bell pepper. Cook until softened.
- Red bell pepper
Add thickener, broth, clams and cream
Add arrowroot powder. Stir to coat. Whisk in chicken broth. Add clams & clam juice, heavy cream, daikon radish and seasonings.
- Arrowroot powder
- Chicken broth
- Clam juice
- Heavy cream
- Daikon radish
- Bay leaf
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with chopped bacon on top.
- Cooked bacon (chopped)