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I know I’ve said this before and I will say it many many times again! I LOVE Yoder’s Country Market!! They are so awesome. Now that they are closer I can visit more often!! When I was there the other day I picked up a container of their clam chowder mix. I love New England Clam Chowder!! YUM! Check them out online! http://www.yodersmart.com/
Well knowing me, just fixing the clam chowder and soup wasn’t enough “excitement” haha. SO I turned it into a simple Clam Chowder Pasta!!
3/4 container of Yoders Clam Chowder Mix
2 1/2 cups Milk
2 cups Pasta. ( I used mini shells from Yoders)
1/2 cup cheese
1/4 cup bacon bits
What you need to do:
Combine chowder Mix and Milk in a sauce pan and bring to a boil while whisking! Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes.
While the chowder is simmering, boil your pasta. Most pasta takes about 12 minutes to cook. (At least that’s how long I boil mine). Once cooked, Drain your pasta.
Once your pasta is cooked and your chowder is ready; Slowly pour your chowder into your pasta. You don’t want this to be runny so only add enough chowder to cover all of the noodles and make a thick pasta sauce!
Add your cheese and stir until it is melted. Now add your bacon bits and stir well!
To finish mine off I added homemade croutons on top! I just cubed some of the sourdough bread that I bought from Yoders and spread it out on a baking sheets that I brushed with Olive Oil. I them brushed all of the bread cubes with a little more olive oil and baked them for about 15 minutes at 350, tossing them every few minutes.
**Side note*** I will have to admit that it took me a few bits to enjoy this haha, I think it was because I am use to pasta being soft and just noodles and sauce and this contained bits of potato and clams, so the first few bites were more like “hey this is good but what is this … oh a clam…. derr…” haha. Silly me!!!