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Makeover Creamy Seafood Soup Recipe

Makeover Creamy Seafood Soup Recipe

This delicious soup has only half the cholesterol, a fourth of the fat and half the calories of the original recipe from Mildred Fasig of Stephens City, Virginia . Best of all, our entire taste panel agreed that this makeover has an even richer and creamier texture and taste!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute shrimp and scallops in 1 tablespoon butter until shrimp turn pink. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. In the same pan, saute the celery, red pepper and onion in remaining butter until tender. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Gradually stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return seafood to the pan; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 274 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Reviews for Makeover Creamy Seafood Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"This recipe is a keeper! Very simple to make, easy to use ingredients. I couldn't find bay scallops at the store I was at so I bought sea scallops and cut them in quarters. The soup had just enough spice and the color from the red pepper was very appealing."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

"I have made this several times. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"This was delicious. I also added Old Bay seasoning and that gave it a real nice flavor."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"I made this soup with a shrimp, scallop & calamari mixture. It was so yummy!! The red pepper added just enough spice to it! Can't wait to make it again!!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I make this all winter long. It's incredible. Add 2 T old bay to the finished product and you think you've gone to seafood heaven!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"This is awesome! I have added half pound of imitation crab meat. We love it!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"Great soup recipe! Easy to make, and tastes like I spent hours on it. The wine and the scallops add just the right amount of sweetness."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I've made this a few times and it's always great! It's one of those meals that you can have ready when you know that family/friends are coming in to visit, but not sure when."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"We love this soup and ower 12 year old son couldnt get enough of it. we will be making it again"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"Great soup, easy to make if you like cream soups and seafood which I do."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I followed the recipe just the way it is and it was FANTASTIC I would not change a think. I will make this often yum yum ;~)"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful - to make it even healthier, substitute 2% evaporated milk for the half and half. I would also use 2% (or at least 1%) milk instead of skim (fat-free). To thicken, mix just 1 Tbsp. flour with part of the milk and stir in - will be just enough to thicken without taking away nutritional qualities."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This is an excellent Seafood soup. Will make often"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"Wow!! This soup is very flavorful. My husband and teenaged kids loved it! I followed the recipe and don't intend to make any changes."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"Fabulous Flavor "5"FORK!!!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009

"My whole family loved this soup, kids and all! Fantastic!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2008

"I did exactly how the recipe stated, it was good but not thick enough. Next time i'll cook it longer to hopefully get it thickened more. Any suggestions would help"

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