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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.

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."

Slow-Cooked Manhattan Clam Chowder

Slow-Cooked Manhattan Clam Chowder

Slow-Cooked Manhattan Clam Chowder

"I came up with this simple, delicious soup years ago when my husband and I both worked," writes Mary Dixon of Northville, Michigan. "It's easy to dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning...and wonderful to come home to the aroma of dinner ready."

Fresh Corn & Potato Chowder

Fresh Corn & Potato Chowder

Fresh Corn & Potato Chowder

This soup was one of my favorites as a child in upstate New York, and I still love it today. For extra depth, place the spent cob in the soup, simmer, then remove. —Tracy Bivins, Knob Noster, MO
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Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

I play around with ingredients in my pantry instead of running to the store when I don’t know what’s for dinner. Here's a happy experiment. Cut some fat by leaving out the bacon. It's still tasty. —Barbara Banski, Fenton, Michigan

Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder

Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder

Bacon-Potato Corn Chowder

I was raised on a farm, so a warm soup with homey ingredients, like this one, was always a treat after a chilly day outside. My hearty chowder nourishes the family. —Katie Lillo, Woodbury, MN

Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

I love fish and chowder, so this stew is a favorite of mine. It's made without cream or whole milk for a healthier touch. To add richness and extra flavor, top servings with a little grated cheddar.—Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

Rustic Fish Chowder

Rustic Fish Chowder

Rustic Fish Chowder

JFK's affinity for fish chowder was likely inspired by his love of sailing off the coast of New England. In my version, I use fresh halibut my brother-in-law, a commercial fisherman, catches in Kodiak, Alaska. Top servings with grated Parmesan, minced green onions or a few drops of hot sauce.

Halibut & Potato Chowder

Halibut & Potato Chowder

Halibut & Potato Chowder

Several times a year I invite both my retired and current teaching friends to a dinner party with their spouses. I've served this halibut chowder at those parties, and it's always a big hit.

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

Hot days call for cool foods, like this refreshing soup. Both filling and flavorful, it uses the best of summer’s bounty. Seasonings can be adjusted to your tastes.—Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Coconut Shrimp Chowder

Coconut Shrimp Chowder

Coconut Shrimp Chowder

After eating a coconut soup at a Thai restaurant, I added coconut milk in my fish chowder recipe. The fresh, simple ingredients allow the seafood to shine. —Michalene Baskett, Decatur, Georgia

Chorizo Sausage Corn Chowder

Chorizo Sausage Corn Chowder

Chorizo Sausage Corn Chowder

The spiciness of the sausage in this chowder is a wonderful counterpart to the corn's sweetness. Let this soup warm you up. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
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