THRIVE Clam Chowder



  • slices bacon, diced small
  • T butter
  • 2 1⁄2 t garlic, minced
  • 2 1⁄2 t shallots, minced
  • T thrive chopped onions (fd)
  • T thrive celery (fd)
  • T thrive carrot dices
  • 1⁄4 t thyme, dry
  • 3⁄4 t old bay seafood seasoning
  • 1 1⁄2 c chopped clams
  • c clam juice
  • t clam base
  • c water
  • c thrive potato dices (fd)
  • 1⁄2 c thrive sour cream powder + 1/4 c. water
  • 1⁄4 t white pepper
  • t worcestershire sauce
  • 1⁄2 t red wine vinegar
  • T lemon juice
  • t thrive béchamel sauce, dry


In a skillet, brown the bacon and drain grease (or reserve some to add flavor to soup). In a heavy duty 3 quart saucepan, sweat butter, garlic, and shallots to release flavor. Add bacon, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, Old Bay seasoning, and clams with juice and base. Sweat for a minute, then add water and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes, then whisk in béchamel. Bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes on low or until thickens. Reduce heat and add remaining ingredients and 1 tsp. each of hot sauce, THRIVE Chives (FD), and THRIVE Parsley (FD).

Categories: Main Dish Soup