Creamy Clam Chowder (Whole30, Paleo, Dairy Free)

Creamy Clam Chowder (Whole30, Paleo, Dairy Free)

Creamy Clam Chowder (Whole30, Paleo, Dairy Free) Recipes

A super-rich and creamy New England style clam chowder that’s dairy free, Whole30, and paleo. This healthy Whole30 soup is easy and loaded with potatoes, bacon, clams, and a crazy good cashew cream sauce.

Cuisine : American,
Recipe Yields : 4 servings
Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 30 minutes
Keywords : clam chowder, soup, whole30 gravy,


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2.5-3 cups chicken broth (divided)
  • 6 slices bacon (sliced)
  • 1 medium white onion (chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped, leaves discarded)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 pound red potatoes
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 6.5- ounce cans of chopped clams (undrained)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh chives (thinly sliced, for garnish)


  1. Place cashews in a medium heatproof bowl. In a saucepan bring 1 cup of chicken broth to a boil, then pour over cashews. Set aside.
  2. Cook bacon in a medium saucepan until crisp then, using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease and return saucepan to stove over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and celery to the saucepan and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds. Sprinkle arrowroot starch over and stir until well combined.
  4. Pour in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and whisk until smooth. Add the potatoes, clam juice, and bay leaf to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until potatoes are cooked through and tender about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make your cashew cream: pour chicken broth-cashew mixture into a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour cashew cream, clams, and plenty of salt and pepper into saucepan and stir. Add the extra 1/2 cup of chicken broth, if desired, to thin. Return to a simmer and cook a couple of minutes or until flavors are melded.
  6. Ladle into serving bowls and top with bacon and chives.

Rated : 5 from 3 votes
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