Recipe For Clam Chowder


2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
4 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine*
2 (10.75 ounce) cans reduced-fat, reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
6 medium unpeeled red potatoes, cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, with juice


In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the mushrooms, celery and onion in margarine until tender. In a bowl, whisk the soup, clam juice and wine or broth; stir into vegetable mixture. Add the potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Add clams; cover and simmer for 5-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.