• 1/2 pound(s) HOFFY bacon, diced
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 2 small russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 3 cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 bottle(s) (8-ounce) clam juice
  • 2 cup(s) Half-and-Half
  • 2 cans (10-oz) whole baby clams, drained
  • dash of hot sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

Dinner A great dinner standby, this rich, delicious chowder is the perfect comfort food…and it’s chock-full of bacon!

Recipe created especially for HOFFY by Chef Jamie Gwen.


  1. Sauté the Hoffy bacon in a large kettle or stockpot over medium heat. When crisp, remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add the onions to the bacon grease and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes, garlic and thyme and sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken stock and stir to combine.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. When the potatoes are tender, add half of the bacon back to the soup along with the clam juice, half & half, clams, hot sauce and salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Bring the mixture to a simmer (do not boil), and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Calories 561

Protein 37g

Fat 25g

Cholesterol 127mg

Carbohydrate 43g

Sodium 930mg

Fiber 3g

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