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Chowder Recipes

Make your own creamy chowder with these chowder recipes for clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, potato chowder, ham chowder, oyster chowder, veggie chowder and more.

Simple Shrimp Chowder

Simple Shrimp Chowder

Simple Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp fans will be bowled over by our Test Kitchen’s tasty take on chowder. The creamy broth is chock-full of vegetables. Chop up leftover cooked potatoes or use canned ones.

Tomato Clam Chowder

Tomato Clam Chowder

Tomato Clam Chowder

Steaming bowls of this Manhattan-style clam chowder really warm guests when they come in from the cold on Christmas Eve.

Cauliflower & Ham Chowder

Cauliflower & Ham Chowder

Cauliflower & Ham Chowder

Even if you aren’t crazy about cauliflower, you’ll like this comforting, thick and chunky soup, suggests Carla Garloff from Burney, California. “My two daughters always did…and my husband and I love it. I found the recipe years ago and it’s great for leftover ham.“
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Chicken Chowder

Chicken Chowder

Chicken Chowder

“This is wonderful served over tortilla chips or with corn bread as a side.” Packed with chicken (or turkey) and veggies, this chunky chowder makes a nutritious meal. Heather Hamilton - Bunker Hill, WV

Cheddar Corn Chowder

Cheddar Corn Chowder

Cheddar Corn Chowder

My children absolutely love this rich, zippy soup. They have just one complaint - it seems I never make a big enough batch to suit them!

Easy Clam Chowder

Easy Clam Chowder

Easy Clam Chowder

This recipe comes from an old college friend. Pair steaming bowlfuls with sourdough bread and a green salad. —Kristy Doty, Riverside, California

Potato Shrimp Chowder

Potato Shrimp Chowder

Potato Shrimp Chowder

With only three ingredients, this chowder couldn’t be any simpler! “I like recipes that get me out of the kitchen in a flash,” says Martha Castille of Opelousas, Louisiana. “I often serve this dish with crackers or hot bread and a green salad.”

Ramen Corn Chowder

Ramen Corn Chowder

Ramen Corn Chowder

“Ramen Corn Chowder tastes as good as if it simmered for hours, but it’s ready in 15 minutes,” writes field editor Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. “I thought the original recipe was lacking in flavor, so I jazzed it up with extra corn and bacon bits.”

Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder

The creamy, comforting flavor of her mother’s chunky seafood chowder nets compliments for Pat Gonet whenever she ladles it up in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Creamy Fish Chowder

Creamy Fish Chowder

Creamy Fish Chowder

WE were tired of the same old vegetable soup and I had on hand some fish that needed to be cooked, so this was the creation of our favorite fish chowder. Occasionally, I enhance it still further by adding another vegetable, such as corn or peas, to add to color and nutrition.

Mom's Clam Chowder

Mom's Clam Chowder

Mom's Clam Chowder

When we lived in Michigan, this was a perfect comforting soup when blustery winds blew into town. The steaming bowls of soup warmed up icy toes just right!—Christine Schenher, San Clemente, California
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