Shrimp Chowder Recipe
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Shrimp Chowder Recipe

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In Gretna, Louisiana, Will Zunino simmers this rich and creamy creation in his slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than four hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (7 ounces) white or shoepeg corn, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 202 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the onion, milk, soups, corn, Creole seasoning and garlic powder.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Stir in shrimp and cream cheese. Cook 30 minutes longer or until shrimp are heated through and cheese is melted. Stir to blend. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Shrimp Chowder in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p53

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"This soup was fantastic. A hit with my whole family with leftovers that were frozen in easy grab single servings. Thank you for sharing."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Simple to make.warm to enjoy. Clean up simple. EXCELLENT"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"This was so easy and delicious! According to the nutritional information it has only 5 weight watcher points per serving....shocking because it tasted so rich! I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Delicious and easy, and everyone very much enjoyed. Classy enough to serve for a fancy shindig, but simple to make for a family night dinner. Loved that you included the side recipe for the Creole seasoning. Thanks!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Really good and so easy to make!!"

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