Chunky Clam Chowder

Shared by: Anni

3 Points Per Serving

I have to admit that this one surprised me. My idea of clam chowder is a bunch of clams floating in heavy cream :) So I haven't tried making it since I went on Program. But this ... wow! ... it actually comes out creamy and (wonder of wonders!) it passed the DH Test!!! - Anni

2 Cans Clams - Chopped
1/2 Cup Water
2 Cups Potatoes - Diced
1/3 Cup Celery - Chopped
1/3 Cup Onion - diced
White or black pepper
2 Cups Corn (optional)
2 Cups Skim milk
3/4 Cup Evaporated skim milk
1 Tablespoon Corn starch

Drain clams, reserve juice
Mix water, potatoes, celery, onion, pepper, 1/2 cup clam juice - bring to boil, then simmer for 7 mins.
Add corn, simmer 5 mins.
Add milk and 1/4 cup evaporated milk, simmer 5 mins.
Remove one cup of the soup and blend it smooth in blender or food processor. Add it back in. (Here's the secret on how it seems so silky using skim milk; this thickens it up nicely.)
Add clams
Mix 1/4 evaporated milk and the cornstarch, add in and stir constantly until thick