Hearty & Healthy Manhattan Clam Chowder

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Do you prefer white or red? No, not wine, but clam chowder? It’s kind of like asking if you are a vanilla or a chocolate person. Coke or Pepsi. PC or Mac. Okay, getting out of hand here. I admit, that if I had to choose, I would choose New England Clam Chowder over Manhattan. But, then I made my own version of the lovely red soup, and I’m in love!

Calorie-wise, you can’t compare the two. They are leagues apart. A tomato-based soup OBVIOUSLY has less calories than a cream base. But, yet we still want and desire that silky smooth soup.

I made my Manhattan Clam Chowder for a teacher’s luncheon at school. It’s everything I personally want in a soup. Hearty, full of goodies and not all watery or plain. I kicked it up a notch by adding some jalapeño peppers to it, but they were mild so I spiked it with some cayenne pepper, too.

Because when you curl up with a bowl of soup, you don’t want to doze off halfway through eating it, right?

And with the cooler weather, we all need a warm hug for our tummies.

Our Frieda’s Produce Giveaway winner is comment #27: Nami, from Just One Cookbook. If you don’t know Nami, she has a fabulous blog featuring delicious Japanese recipes. Her gorgeous photographs will make you drool all over your keyboard, too! Be sure to check our her blog and tell her hi. She’s a real sweetheart!

So, which do you prefer: White or Red Chowdah?

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8 Responses to Hearty & Healthy Manhattan Clam Chowder

  1. Both look amazing. I don't normally eat red chowder but I'd eat that one. I love the creamy texture of white clam chowder. I made it one time with vegan potato leek soup base so i could cut out the cream and it was delicious. I love clams so anyway will do. Thanks for sharing

  2. Julia at #

    I'm not gonna lie, I don't even like clam chowder. But you're picture is makin me want to eat an entire batch of it!

  3. I love how you lightened this up! It is definitely different, but it looks good (as does the creamy version!)

  4. I might have to give in to the Red. It looks so delicious.

  5. I always like white chowder because that's I've been eating. I think I tried red one maybe once in my life. This looks so good and I bookmarked already and hope to try it soon. My husband asked me a while ago if I can make clam chowder but I didn't have a good recipe with me. ;-) I'm so happy I won this giveaway. Thank you! Also, thank you so much for introducing my blog. That was very kind of you! :-)

  6. SKR at #

    Looks perfectly delicious. Really like your blog! :]

  7. Quay Po Cooks at #

    I never say no to clam chowder. Yours look fantastic!

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