Crab and Corn Chowder Recipe
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Crab and Corn Chowder Recipe

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I started cooking at a local restaurant when I was 16 years old. This creamy chowder was one of the soups we made. The recipe had been passed from cook to cook— but had never been written down, until now!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 small green peppeer, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 402 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 859 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour; cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Gradually add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 35-40 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Crab and Corn Chowder in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p46

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Good recipe, pretty bad directions.

Recommend sauteing the celery with the onions otherwise they are a bit too crunchy."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"This recipe is so wonderful!! It tastes just like the best crab corn chowder I had ever eaten in a restaurant in Louisiana....Its the best!"

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