Brens’ Clam Chowder in the Pressure Cooker Recipe

This recipe today is a tasty and low carbohydrate alternative to a traditional soup. I share how to create my Clam Chowder in the Pressure Cooker Recipe

Clam Chowder in the Pressure Cooker Recipe

I keep ‘tweeting’ this recipe and today I think I created the BEST version of all.  Below I shared the recipe and video.  Be sure to let me know what you think of it after you try it.  The recipe was prepared in the pressure cooker just because it is pretty much the ONLY way I make soup these days.  Curious why I love the pressure cooker?  Ask me!

Clam Chowder
Clam Chowder with a yellow tint most likely from the clam juice and a touch of chicken broth.

There are as many different ways to create a great tasting clam chowder soup.  Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of enjoying real Boston Clam Chowder in Massachusetts and even a creamy clam chowder up in Maine.  After lots of taste testing (my favorite part) and creating a few versions of the recipe on my own the recipe today is one of my favorites. The first time I made a clam chowder in my kitchen I used the stovetop.  Pressure cooking recipes are super easy and totally cost-efficient. It uses fresh ingredients and some canned clams because we live in Ohio.  Be sure to take advantage of my printable recipe option below.

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Clam Chowder Recipe


  • (2) 6.5 oz cans Chopped Clams (use the juice and all!)
  • 8 oz Clam Juice
  • 1 Cups of Water
  • 1 tablespoon of Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1 cup of celery diced
  • 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 2 cups of petite potatoes diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 dash of garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Open the cans of clams- set clams aside
  2. Turn on the pressure cooker's Sauté function for the onions, celery and garlic. Saute in 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
  3. Once onion starts turning translucent add Clams and Potatoes
  4. Slowly pour in clam juice and water
  5. Mix in the vegetable bouillon stirring to make sure it dissolves in the water
  6. Slowly stir in the cream and garlic salt
  7. Set to Pressure Cook to soup setting and let the pressure release on its own at the end of cook. On the Power Pressure Cooker it takes about 10 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to release on its own. ENJOY!

I’ve used the Clams a few times now after finding them cheap at Walmart.  Be sure to check your local store for that brand and or order using Instacart.

Brens’ Super Easy Clam Chowder Recipe

In the pressure cooker… I know… some folks may be freaked out about this but its the best!  I share more pressure cooker recipes on my site so be sure to check them out.

This video is on my Bren Haas Channel featured on YouTube.  Look me up by searching @brenhaas on that network.

In this video, I mention sourdough bread from Zingermans in Ann Arbor.  YOu can check out my Google Review at Zingerman’s Delicatessen.

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Images From Brens’ Kitchen

You know I love snapping photos to demonstrate how to put the recipes together.  Today I used my iphoneX and Amazon photo upload to get the job done.  Seriously considering a video so stay tuned and leave suggestions.

Power Pressure Cooker

This Power Pressure Cooker has become a permanent appliance in my kitchen.  Sometimes on Sunday, I use it to create 3-4 meals to use during the week.

Saute Celery, Onion and Garlic

I use the pressure cooker in a saute mood as a frying pan.  It’s nice to not have too many dishes to do.

Clams in Can

We are in Ohio so the Clams I use are from a can.  I can trust that the Bumble Bee brand and it is easy to find at Walmart.  I used the chopped variety in this soup and did find a little shell so be careful. 

Potatoes Cut in Bite Size Peices

Let’s Connect

I ran out to the dome greenhouse to get some fresh thyme while the soup was cooking in the Pressure Cooker.

Bren Haas and Herbs
A few twigs of fresh German Thyme for the Clam Chowder Soup.

In conclusion of writing this recipe out, I’d love to hear from you.  Do you have suggestions after trying my recipe?  Maybe you have your own East Coast Clam Chowder recipe?  Be sure to comment on my post and connect on my website.

Happy Pressure Cooking,

Bren Haas

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