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Seafood Cioppino Recipe

Seafood Cioppino Recipe

If you're looking for a great seafood recipe to create in your slow cooker, this classic fish stew is just the ticket. It's full to the brim with clams, crab, fish and shrimp, and is fancy enough to be an elegant meal. —Lisa DiPrima, Milford, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine or 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound haddock fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 can (6 ounces) chopped clams, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours.
  • 2. Stir in seafood. Cook, covered, 20-30 minutes longer or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork and shrimp turn pink.
  • 3. Remove bay leaf. Stir in parsley. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 205 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Reviews for Seafood Cioppino

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Lolden User ID: 8561505 246476
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"I used fresh plum tomatoes and dry vermouth. I simmered all ingredients except seafood on top of the stove for 1 hour, added the seafood (shrimp and cod only) and simmered 10 minutes more. Excellent."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 246395
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Delicious! I didn't have time to put this in my crockpot so I cooked it on the stove (about an hour). I sub'd out chicken broth and tilapia for the veggie broth and haddock. I was surprised that I didn't have to add any salt. It had plenty of flavor without it."

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 244116
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"I found this recipe in a search for easy crockpot meals. Family voted it a thumbs up terrific. I added a small package of imitation lobster chunks, and a cup of chicken broth because that is what I had on hand. Although another bottle of clam juice or veggie broth would have worked as well I think. I also added a few drops of red hot sauce for additional zip. It was thick like a fish stew, and so yummy. I served with garlic cheese bread, and a salad. Will definitely make this one of my "go to" recipes."

packygirl User ID: 8774134 243982
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I made this last night for a girls night dinner. The recipe option for crock pot use was so convenient. I made a few adjustments based on my taste and availability. That being said, I'd bet the recipe is just terrific without any alterations.

Adjustments to base: 1 cup of vegetable broth and 1/2 cup of red wine.omitted the red wine vinegar, 4 chopped carrots, t. red pepper flake.
For the seafood: cod, a can of baby clams and a dozen fresh mussels. omitted the crab and added 2 T of unsalted butter just before serving.
I served it with crusty, warm bread and an antipasti that included olives, marinated artichokes, radishes, celery, yellow peppers, mozzarella with fresh basil oil and raw snap peas.
I was outstanding! Cooking the base in the crock pot not only makes the process easier, but allows everything to simmer for hours which incorporates the flavors really well .Adding the seafood in the last 30-40 minutes allows you to create a top notch dinner ahead of time!
It's a keeper!"

echobird User ID: 456926 240364
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Made this for Christmas Eve. I used cod for the fish. Used white wine and also added about 1/2 cup of Clamato juice. We really like this."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 237981
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"Everyone loved this!! I'll make this again for sure!"

fratedawg User ID: 7645148 180380
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I love seafood, but not this. My son thought it was "okay." Me..... delete!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 108519
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"This looks much better than the recipe I usually use. The crockpot is the way to go with cioppino because it blends the flavors beautifully. For added flavor, try cooking the haddock on the barbecue first, then add it to the sauce. Yum! Can't wait to make this."

hjolley User ID: 3424005 212043
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Been making a variation of this on Christmas Eve for years. It's our crowd-size version of the 7 Fishes dinner. I always felt that something was missing; a certain heartiness. Then I discovered this recipe....THANK YOU! I think the tomato paste and vegetable broth are just what I have been needing and cannot wait to include them this year. I'm certain they're the ingredients that have kept my version from being 5 stars."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 123096
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"My family really liked this recipe. While I've made a much more complex Cioppino this was so good with little effort. I added red pepper flakes for a little bite. I'll be making this again!"

dkelly23 User ID: 4761099 180375
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"Loved this. I used Cod instead of Haddock. Will definitely make this again!"

mbuck6027 User ID: 1439723 112175
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"Very good!"

HeidiBrennan User ID: 5931277 108507
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"Fantastic. I added an extra (14 oz) can of tomatoes with a bit more vegetable broth. Used purple onion (for nutrition value), a grated carrot and 2 c. frozen green beans. This recipe can easily accommodate other veggies to boost nutrition. I also used frozen, pre-cooked baby shrimp and haddock filets. Could use imitation crab in future. This will be a regular menu item now in my home."

mehmeh User ID: 4092621 108506
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"An exquisite blend of flavors. I am thrilled to have this recipe in my collection."

sgproverbs356 User ID: 6542089 148640
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Way too fishy. If I make this again I will only add the shrimp and haddock and leave out the clams and lobster and see if that helps the flavor. The base of the soup was wonderful just too much fish product."

gingercooks User ID: 571730 175748
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"I made this for 5 couples and added scallops too. It is the best..everyone loooks forward to coming everytime I make 15 qts and none left!!! I added some old bay too."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.