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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.

Easy Sausage Chowder

Easy Sausage Chowder

Easy Sausage Chowder

"This super soup, flavored with fresh basil, makes a hearty summer lunch," says Suzanne Ververka of White Cloud, Michigan.

Chicken Tortilla Chowder

Chicken Tortilla Chowder

Chicken Tortilla Chowder

As a student attending college full-time, I find my time in the kitchen is limited. This recipe helps me have a hot meal on the table when my husband gets home. He's a real meat-and-potatoes man, but he absolutely loves this thick, creamy chowder with tortilla strips that puff up like homemade noodles. —Jennifer Gouge Lubbock, Texas

Trout Chowder

Trout Chowder

Trout Chowder

This hearty chowder cooks conveniently in a slow cooker so I can spend more time fishing and less in the kitchen. Adding fresh taste and lively color to the rich cheesy broth is broccoli. -Linda Kesselring, Corning, New York
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Bacon Corn Chowder

Bacon Corn Chowder

Bacon Corn Chowder

I'VE SERVED this chowder for so many years that I don't remember where I got the recipe. It's one of my husband's favorite meals. It serves the two of us generously. If there's some left over, I freeze it for another time. -Joan Baskin, Black Creek, British Columbia

Simple Corn Chowder

Simple Corn Chowder

Simple Corn Chowder

On cool fall days, this thick creamy chowder hits the spot as an appetizer or light lunch. —Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana

Thick 'n' Quick Clam Chowder

Thick 'n' Quick Clam Chowder

Thick 'n' Quick Clam Chowder

"You'd never guess that this thick, rich soup is a blend of convenient canned ingredients," promises Betty Sitzman of Wray, Colorado. "My husband and I love it during our busy harvest season...it's so simple t simmer up when time is tight."

Northwest Salmon Chowder

Northwest Salmon Chowder

Northwest Salmon Chowder

I've lived on a farm in the Yakima Valley all my life. I have a big garden, and by the end of fall, my cellar shelves are full of canned fruits and vegetables. This recipe uses some of the root vegetables I grow…along with the delicious salmon that is so plentiful here. —Josephine Parton, Granger, Washington

Halibut Chowder

Halibut Chowder

Halibut Chowder

This rich, creamy chowder is so good you won't believe it starts with canned soup and frozen vegetables. It showcases tender chunks of halibut, but salmon or most any type of whitefish will do. I double the recipe for large gatherings, and guests almost lick the pot clean! -Mary Davis, Palmer, Alaska

Carrot Cheese Soup

Carrot Cheese Soup

Carrot Cheese Soup

I THOUGHT this sounded like a compatible mix of ingredients when I read the recipe for the first time - and it is delicious. It's a pretty color and makes a hearty soup to serve during the winter months. -Terese Snyder, Marquette, Michigan

Hearty Lima Bean Soup

Hearty Lima Bean Soup

Hearty Lima Bean Soup

This colorful soup has a golden broth dotted with tender vegetables and lima beans. It makes an excellent lunch or first course.—Betty L. Korcek, Bridgman, Michigan

School Day Chowder

School Day Chowder

School Day Chowder

"This hearty soup is a nice change-of-pace lunch for 'brown-baggers'," remarks field editor Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas. "It stays hot for hours in a tightly sealed insulated container. It's a full meal with fresh fruit and a couple of cookies."
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