New England clam chowder belongs in a soup category of its own. So creamy and comforting, there is nothing like good clam chowder.

However, after taking a closer look, you’ll often find high-carb veggies and all-purpose flour lurking in every spoonful. These two ingredients turn what could be a keto-friendly staple into a carb-laden soup.

It’s time to flip the script on clam chowder by making it both healthy and satisfying with one simple keto recipe.

Whether it is Manhattan or New England clam chowder, they are rarely made in a keto-friendly way. Both versions rely on high-carb veggies, especially New England clam chowder.

After adding potatoes, carrots, and all-purpose flour, the net carb content reaches over 18 grams in each serving. Some recipes even come with over 30 grams per cup!

Fortunately for us keto dieters, it is easier to take out the carbs than it is to add them in. In fact, all it takes is a few simple changes to make clam chowder keto.

Read the full recipe with full nutrition breakdown and step-by-step pictures over at:


1/4 cup chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small leek, sliced
2 ribs celery, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 ten-ounce cans whole baby clams, drained
2 cups clam juice
8 ounce thick-cut bacon, chopped and cooked
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutrition Summary: Makes a total of 8 servings of Keto Clam Chowder. Each serving comes out to be 471 calories, 39.8g fat, 8.1g net carbs, and 21.6g protein.


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