Cheater's Chowder Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Cheater's Chowder which belongs to the Soups recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. head cauliflower
  2. 1 medium turnip (just bigger than a tennis ball)
  3. 3 slices bacon
  4. medium onion
  5. 2 cups (480 ml) half-and-half
  6. 1 can (10 ounces, or 280 g) minced clams
  7. Salt or Vege-Sal and pepper

Cooking Instructions

Whack the cauliflower into a few good-size chunks and put it in your food processor with the S-blade in place.

Peel the turnip, quarter it, and drop it in there, too.

Pulse the processor until everything is chopped to a medium-fine consistency.

Put the cauliflower and turnip in a microwaveable casserole dish with a lid, add a couple of tablespoons (30 ml) of water, cover, and microwave on high for 12 minutes.

While that's cooking, chop up the bacon?I snip mine up with cooking shears, right into the pot?and start frying it over medium-high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, stirring from time to time.

Put that food processor bowl back on its base with the S-blade in place, throw in the half-onion, and pulse until it is chopped medium-fine.

Dump the onion in with the bacon, which should be giving off some grease by now.

Fry the onion and bacon together until the onion is translucent.

Pour the half-and-half and the clams into the pot?don't bother to drain the clams.

Stir it and then let the whole thing come to a simmer, stirring from time to time.

When the cauliflower and turnips are done, add them to the pot, too?no need to drain.

Stir them in, add salt or Vege-Sal and pepper to taste, let the soup simmer just another minute or two, and serve.

Serving Yield

3 servings

Nutrition Information

Each with 16 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber, for a total of 15 grams of usable carbs and 31 grams of protein. By the way, I tried running the nutritional analysis for this soup using heavy cream in place of the half-and-half. It only cut 1 gram of carb off each serving? but it added 175 calories. Not worth it, if you ask me.