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4.67 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Clam Chowder

This creamy potato based soup is chock full of delicious clams and savory bacon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Chowder, Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8


  • 4 6 1/2 oz cans chopped clams
  • 1/2 lb bacon, diced
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 8 medium russtet potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups half & half


  • Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode and cook bacon and onions until bacon has browned.
  • Add in clams and cornstarch and stir together. Add in potatoes and then the water and seasonings, stirring to mix.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn pressure valve to sealing. Set for a manual-high time of 3 minutes. Allow for a quick pressure release when the time has completed.
  • Add half and half and turn on saute mode to heat through. Add additional salt and pepper as needed, to taste.