After the Holidays, both my husband and I have gone back on KETO for a little bit to help get rid of some of the bad “juju’ in our systems that was there from all of the amazingly decadent food we have eaten. You know what I am talking about, right? Those pies, cookies, tamales, and more just kind of did a number on us. Luckily after a month on KETO, we are feeling better and a few pounds slimmer.
Recently I was totally craving clam chowder, but unfortunately, potatoes aren’t really on the KETO menu, and because my husband is a culinary genius, he went and created his very own clam chowder recipe that is to die for good! Lucky you, I am sharing it today, because we KETO peeps have to stick together!
If you took one bite of this, you would seriously have zero idea that it had substitutions. That is a winning recipe and one worthy of hanging onto for eternity! If you read KETO message boards for recipes, there are debates about the best substitute for potatoes in a dish like this, but I am here to tell you that turnips are the way to go. For real!
My children were eating this dish and actually speaking complimentary words. They had no idea they weren’t potatoes, and so guess what? We didn’t tell them. That’s winning at parenting as well.
Are you ready to get cooking? Here are the ingredients you will need to make this dish. This recipe can be halved or doubled to meet your family size.
1 large red onion
2 cups of cooked bacon
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped celery
3 cups chopped and cubed turnips (do not peel)
(2) 16-ounce cans of raw or chopped clams, reserve any juice
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups almond milk
A creamy, delicious and heart recipe for KETO clam chowder.
- 1 large red onion
- 2 cups of cooked bacon
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped celery
- 3 cups chopped and cubed turnips (do not peel)
- (2) 16-ounce cans of raw or chopped clams, reserve any juice
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups almond milk
- Cook bacon until brown and crispy.
- Add bacon to a large stockpot.
- Cook onions and celery in the same pan you cooked the bacon until translucent.
- Add onions and celery to stockpot pan with bacon.
- Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, almond milk and turnips to stockpot.
- Simmer until turnips are cooked, but not overly cooked.
- Test with a fork to make sure your turnips are cooked, but not mushy.
- Last 10 minutes before serving add clams and heavy whipping cream.
- Serve and enjoy!
Easy-peasy right?! Some KETO recipes are way involved, but this one is an easy and delicious way to really enjoy what you are eating. I promise.
Thanks for stopping in and happy cooking!
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