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Low-carb Keto Clam Chowder Recipe (Easy & Quick with Bacon)

This recipe for low-carb keto clam chowder is so easy and hearty that anyone loves it! This easy low-carb keto clam chowder is done in 15 and it requires minimum effort. It is loaded with tender clams, smoky bacon, and cream cheese, all simmer in a creamy, buttery broth. If you are not a fan of clams, you can substitute lobster, shrimp, or even fish to match your taste.
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 347kcal


  • 1/2 cup bacon diced
  • knob of butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen clams
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower florets optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • salt pepper to taste


  • Cook the bacon over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly brown;
  • Add a knob of butter to the pot together with the chopped onion and garlic with a pinch of salt; cook until translucent, for about 5-7 minutes;
  • Add the chicken broth together with the bay leaf and simmer on low for 10 minutes;
  • Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes;
  • Add the clams together with the cream cheese and heavy cream and stir to combine;
  • Simmer for another 3 minutes or until the clams are cooked through;
  • Season to taste and serve with fresh herbs on top.


Serving: 201g | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.8g | Protein: 12.9g | Fat: 29.4g | Saturated Fat: 16.3g | Trans Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 96.8mg | Sodium: 307mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 4.7g | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 80.8mg | Iron: 1.4mg