A quick homemade soup using pantry ingredients

I do keep canned soup in my pantry, especially having four kids it makes for a quick meal or snack. However, I have found a few ways to make homemade soups that are fairly quick and include ingredients I usually have in the house.

This Creamy Clam Chowder recipe fits the bill for easy with common ingredients. My kids have always loved canned clam chowder but when I started making it from scratch they told me they could really taste the difference.

I usually keep a few cans of minced clams in the pantry now to make this yummy soup.

• Crystal Maleski, is a mom of four from Long Grove who shares family favorite recipes, dinner ideas and a printable grocery shopping list each week at

Creamy Clam Chowder Recipe

Homemade clam chowder as made in the Maleski family. Courtesy of Crystal Maleski
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