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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.

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Wild Rice Chowder

Wild Rice Chowder

Wild Rice Chowder

Our Test Kitchen adapted Amy Chop's recipe to use up leftover wild rice. “I found this years ago, and it has become a family favorite,” says the Oak Grove, Louisiana cook. TIP: “Try adding cooked chicken or smoked sausage. There are endless possibilities for new and exciting variations,” Amy says.

Zippy Chicken Corn Chowder

Zippy Chicken Corn Chowder

Zippy Chicken Corn Chowder

In this full-bodied chowder, corn is complemented by a zesty pepper flavor that you can adjust to suit your family's palate. Serve it with warm rolls and a salad for a completely satisfying meal of a chilly winter day.

Corn Seafood Chowder

Corn Seafood Chowder

Corn Seafood Chowder

"I lightened up this recipe by using less oil and reduced-fat milk," Naomi Tarr of Salisbury, Maryland says of her savory soup. "The original call for crabmeat, but my family prefers it with shrimp and imitation crab instead."
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Easy Clam Chowder

Easy Clam Chowder

Easy Clam Chowder

This recipe comes from an old college friend. Pair steaming bowlfuls with sourdough bread and a green salad. —Kristy Doty, Riverside, California

Garden Chowder

Garden Chowder

Garden Chowder

My family loves to eat, so I'm encouraged to spend lots of time in the kitchen! Featuring garden-fresh produce, this chowder quickly disappears both at home and at potlucks.

Hamburger Chowder

Hamburger Chowder

Hamburger Chowder

To add extra variety to this easy soup, toss in whatever leftovers you have on hand. This recipe is quick to assemble, a definite plus here on our small but busy livestock farm.—Stephanie Allread, Bradford, Ohio

Healthy Clam Chowder

Healthy Clam Chowder

Healthy Clam Chowder

"I make this chowder for our annual Souper Bowl luncheon at work, and everybody loves it!" comments Chris Sheetz of Olmsted Falls, Ohio. "I've slimmed it down by using both reduced-fat margarine and mushroom soup." Tender chunks of red potatoes add color and texture to her thick chowder.

Mom's Clam Chowder

Mom's Clam Chowder

Mom's Clam Chowder

When we lived in Michigan, this was a perfect comforting soup when blustery winds blew into town. The steaming bowls of soup warmed up icy toes just right!—Christine Schenher, San Clemente, California

Thick 'n' Quick Clam Chowder

Thick 'n' Quick Clam Chowder

Thick 'n' Quick Clam Chowder

"You'd never guess that this thick, rich soup is a blend of convenient canned ingredients," promises Betty Sitzman of Wray, Colorado. "My husband and I love it during our busy harvest season...it's so simple t simmer up when time is tight."

Autumn Sausage Corn Soup

Autumn Sausage Corn Soup

Autumn Sausage Corn Soup

I cook this frequently throughout the year, but my family especially loves it on cold nights. Cayenne pepper, sausage and ham lend to tis fabulous Cajun flavor. —Belinda Desselle, Westlake, Louisiana

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
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