Disneyland Clam Chowder

Whenever we visit Disney California Adventure, we always make it a point to stop by the Pacific Wharf and grab a bread bowl of the world’s best clam chowder. Creamy, delicious, flavorful- this clam chowder has it all and we’ve got the recipe!

Disneyland Chowder Recipe by 2 Miss Mouses

If you visit the Town Hall (on the left directly as you enter Main Street), you too can grab a copy of some the park’s best loved recipes (clam chowder included). Chef Mickey welcomes you in!

Disneyland Chowder Recipe by 2 Miss Mouses

So, let’s get started with the ingredients you’ll be needing:

Disneyland Chowder Ingredients by 2 Miss Mouses

  • 1/4 lb butter 
  • 1 1/2 cup onions, chopped (we used frozen chopped onions, and our eyes were thankful)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 qt. milk
  • 4 cans or 1 1/2 cups clams, chopped (make sure to RESERVE JUICE)
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cube instant chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes, cooked and diced

Can you spot the hidden mickey among our ingredients? Here, let us help you out.

Hidden Mickey Spices by 2 Miss Mouses

Start by melting your butter in a medium saucepan. If you are microwaving your potatoes, now is a great time to start them cooking (about 10-15 minutes until done- microwave in 5 minute increments so they potatoes don’t become mushy).

Potatoes by 2 Miss Mouses

Meanwhile, add onions, celery, red and green bellpepper and thyme to the butter.

Chowder veggies by 2 Miss Mouses

Saute this mixture until tender (about 5-10 minutes) over medium heat. Then add flour and chicken broth cube. Cook over low heat for about 5-10 minutes. Be careful- you don’t want to burn the flour. Then add milk and reserved clam juice.

Chowder by 2 Miss Mouses

Simmer for 30 minutes while stirring constantly- make sure to watch it carefully, it scorches easily. The soup will really start to thicken at this point. While the soup is simmering, now is a good time to start warming up your bread bowls. We got these beauties from Panera and they were delicious.

Bread bowls by 2 Miss Mouses

Then add clams, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Here’s a glam shot of soup heaven!

Disneyland Clam Chowder by 2 Miss Mouses

This recipe will yield about 4 to 6 servings of the best clam chowder you’ve ever had! Voila- Disneyland Clam Chowder complete with bread bowl & Mickey ears!

Disneyland Clam Chowder by 2 Miss Mouses

Bon Appetite!


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  2. We are HUGE fans of Disneyland and I never go without getting this clam chowder. This recipe gets me through till I get to the Land again! Thanks!!

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