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Clam Chowder Casserole

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Clam Chowder Casserole
SERVES
6
SERVING SIZE
1 1/2 cups per serving
COOK TIME
25 Min

The taste of New England clam chowder is in every last bite of this comforting main-dish casserole. Creamy, hearty, and filled with the tastes of the seashore, it's a quick and easy weeknight meal they'll really enjoy!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans New England clam chowder
  • 1 (6.5-ounce) can minced clams, drained
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup oyster crackers
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain then return macaroni to cooking pot.
  3. Add cheese, clam chowder, clams, scallions, and pepper to macaroni; mix well. Pour into baking dish, sprinkle evenly with crackers, and drizzle with melted butter.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and heated in center.

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what size cans of clam chowder, condensed or ready to eat soup ?

Hi there! You want to use about an 18.5 ounce cans of ready to eat soup. Several popular brands are progresso and campbells or Bar harbor. Hope this helps!

Don't have to make it to know that the cheese and the scallions are going to greatly offset the flavor of the clam chowder. I have a suggestion for this recipe: replace the cheese and scallions with 2 cups of dried, cubed, bread crumbs (unseasoned). Add about 1 cup of heavy cream or milk (to offset the absorption by the bread crumbs). You want to maintain the flavor of the clam chowder so you can't add ingredients that take away the original flavor. Clam chowder is my favorite soup/chowder and I know that I would not enjoy it without its distinctive flavor so don't had anything that will offset its flavor. I will make this using my ideas and will get back to Mr. Food with my results. Hang in there Ms/Mr. Levandoski 812 2245609. I will create a casserole that will be right...

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I made this casserole and it was totally bland. I even used an extra can of clams . It just ended up tasting like cheesy noodles. All is not lost -- there's a million new recipes to try !

I would think that the small sea shell pasta would work out great

We enjoyed this but it was a bit dry and needed a little moisture. It may have been the type of pasta that I used. I will definitely make again but maybe add a can of evaporated milk to it before baking.

Try a little of the pasta water after you have cooked the macaroni and if you like add some mushroom and or black olives they have moisture

don't drain the clams or save the clam juice to add for moisture

This was so good! Added a little hot sauce, a few mushrooms and black olives that we had on hand. Will definitely make this dish again and again

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