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Easy Shrimp Chowder

This is easily my family's favorite chowder. The recipe is quite simple to make and doesn't need to simmer for long.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash seafood seasoning, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) small shrimp, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, onions, water, salt and seafood seasoning if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in the milk, evaporated milk and cheese; heat until cheese is melted. Add the shrimp, butter and parsley; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 268 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • hector3918
    Nov 30, 2012

    The recipe was a little thin and it needed more flavor. I would add more garlic the next time I make it. With a few tweaks it's a great recipe

  • LegalSec
    Apr 12, 2011

    Very good soup, except I did change a few things. I added celery with the potatoes and onions, did not use the seafood seasoning. Instead of velveeta, I used 4 ounces of lite cream cheese. I also added some dillweed, red pepper flakes and black pepper for spice. I also added a fresh chopped tomato and about a cup of fresh sliced spinach. I also used a little corn starch and water to thicken it up, a little too loose for a chowder.