Low Carb Clam Chowder
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Low Carb Clam Chowder

Today I made a quick low carb and Keto New England Clam Chowder with 3g net carbs per serving.

In this low-carb version, I used coconut milk instead of regular milk and daikon radish in place of the potatoes.

Low Carb Clam Chowder

The secret to this low-carb clam chowder is making one of my favorite healthy, low-carb swaps – substituting daikon radish for white potatoes!

Overall, I was delighted with how this New England clam chowder made with coconut milk came out. I used small whole baby clams, but chopped clams could also be used.

Low Carb Clam Chowder

5 from 1 vote


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  • 3 cups daikon radish (cut in small cubes)

  • 8 pieces bacon

  • 2 celery stalks (diced)

  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon guar gum (or xanthan gum)

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

  • 16 ounces bottled clam juice

  • 20 ounces canned whole baby clams

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  • Steam the daikon for about 40 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
  • Chop bacon into small pieces and cook until crisp.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease drain bacon pieces and set aside on paper towels.
  • Fry celery in bacon grease until it starts to become soft.
  • Add the garlic and spices. Stir and cook for about a minute.
  • Stir in the liquid ingredients. Sprinkle in the guar gum.
  • Cook until the mixture begins to simmer.
  • Add clams, daikon, bacon, and parsley. Heat again until just at a simmer.
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 portion (12)

Amount % Daily Value*
Calories 158
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 414mg 17%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 7g 14%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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