This Ultimate Clam Chowder is nothing short of amazing. Once you make it, you'll know exactly what I mean. It's creamy, tangy, and absolutely delicious. Serve it in easy homemade bread bowls for the ultimate coastal dining experience: https://thefeatherednester.com/pumpkin-bread-bowl/ (linked in notes).
Drain juice from clams into a large saucepan or medium stockpot. Add the onions, celery, potatoes and carrots. If needed, add water to cover, and cook over medium heat until tender.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbly. Stir in half-and-half, and keep stirring until thick and smooth.
Add half-and-half mixture to pot with vegetables. Stir in clams just before serving. When clams are heated through, stir in seasoning and add salt and pepper.
Serve this in homemade bread bowls! Here's the easy recipe: Easy Bread Bowl Recipe (linked)If you don't have half-and-half available, you can use half milk and half cream. I used Kinder's Butter Steakhouse seasoning, but any all-purpose seasoning will work.