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Instant Pot Clam Chowder (Gluten-Free)

Craving clam chowder? Make this homemade Instant Pot Clam Chowder in just 30 minutes. It's hearty, delicious and the perfect comfort food. Made with real food ingredients and gluten free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Time to pressure12 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clam chowder
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama


  • 4 cans chopped clams 6.5 oz cans)
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 8 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups half and half


  • Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode and cook bacon and onions until bacon has browned.

    bacon and onions cooking in a pot
  • Add clams and potatoes to the mixture.
    clams and potatoes in a pot
  • Add arrowroot powder and stir together.
    potatoes, clams, arrowroot and cornstarch in a pot
  • Add water and seasonings. Mix well.
    a pot with water, clams and potatoes
  • 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.
    pouring half and half into clam chowder


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 1113mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 7mg