Cape Cod Clam Chowder


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice
  • 1 baking potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook onions in melted butter until clear, 3 to 4 minutes.

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Pour clam juice into the saucepan. Add the potato; bring the mixture to a boil. Cook at a boil until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir heavy cream into the mixture; add clams. Continue cooking until the clams are warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.