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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.

Winter Chowder

Winter Chowder

Winter Chowder

“As a mother of three, it goes without saying that time is short but precious to me,” relates Brenda Turner of Schererville, Indiana. “I whipped up this fast and nutritious chowder one night, and my 7-year-old son said it was ‘Awesome!’ ”

Corny Potato Chowder

Corny Potato Chowder

Corny Potato Chowder

From Lansing, Michigan, Lee Deneau writes, “Nothing warms my body and brings back memories of home like a bowl of corn chowder. My mother's recipe was much more time consuming than mine, but I like this one just as well.” With lots of corn, bacon and potatoes, the soothing soup will fill you up on chilly days.

Wild Rice Chowder

Wild Rice Chowder

Wild Rice Chowder

Our Test Kitchen adapted Amy Chop's recipe to use up leftover wild rice. “I found this years ago, and it has become a family favorite,” says the Oak Grove, Louisiana cook. TIP: “Try adding cooked chicken or smoked sausage. There are endless possibilities for new and exciting variations,” Amy says.
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Hearty New England Seafood Chowder

Hearty New England Seafood Chowder

Hearty New England Seafood Chowder

We find many ways to prepare the abundance of fresh seafood available in our area, and this "fish chowdy" is a hearty favorite. Featuring a flavorful combination of haddock, shrimp and scallops, the chowder is great to serve to a group.

Easy Shrimp Chowder

Easy Shrimp Chowder

Easy Shrimp Chowder

This is easily my family's favorite chowder. The recipe is quite simple to make and doesn't need to simmer for long.

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

"My 10-year-old son and I devised the recipe for this rich and comforting soup," shares Terrie Sowders of Carthage, Indiana. "Now it's a family favorite."

Potato Bacon Chowder

Potato Bacon Chowder

Potato Bacon Chowder

This chowder is like a bacon-topped baked potato in a bowl. On cold winter days, my family is thrilled to see this meal on the table. —Jacque Manning, Burbank, South Dakota

Classic Corn Chowder

Classic Corn Chowder

Classic Corn Chowder

Chowder is a classic comfort food here in the Northeast, especially during cooler weather. Whenever I make a trip home to Pittsburgh, Mom has this simmering on the stove for me.

Low-Fat Clam Chowder

Low-Fat Clam Chowder

Low-Fat Clam Chowder

You’d never guess that a rich and creamy clam chowder could be low-fat, but this one is! With lots of potatoes, turkey bacon and seasonings, this slimmed-down version, shared by Linda Tindel of Avondale, Arizona, is loaded with flavor.

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

The flavor of curry is subtle in this creamy, comforting chowder. For fun, I sometimes sprinkle individual servings with pumpkin or sunflower kernels.

Old-Fashioned New England Fish Chowder

Old-Fashioned New England Fish Chowder

Old-Fashioned New England Fish Chowder

Adjust the flavor by adding a bay leaf or dried thyme along with the potatoes (discard bay leaf before serving). Or garnish each serving with chopped fresh parsley or crumbled cooked bacon.
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