Chowder Recipes

Make your own creamy meal with these chowder recipes. Whether you opt for clam, corn, potato or some other chowder variety, it’s guaranteed to warm you up.

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Instant Pot Corn Chowder

3 reviews

Enjoy this chowder’s rich, slow-simmered flavor in record time by using an Instant Pot. Corn chowder is a classic staple, with its hearty flavors of creamy sweet corn, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pressure-Cooker Fish Stew

I love fish and chowder, so this stew is a favorite of mine. It's made without cream or whole milk...


Southwest Chicken Barley Chowder

11 reviews

Mashed squash helps make this chowder creamy but not heavy, and it's a favorite way to get barley on the...


Creamy Asparagus Chowder

7 reviews

Although this soup is best when made with fresh asparagus, you can use frozen or canned. I like to blanch...


Simple Shrimp Chowder

1 review

Shrimp fans will be bowled over by this tasty take on chowder. The creamy broth is chock-full of vegetables. Chop...

Gone Fishin Chowder

2 reviews

"My grandpa and his brother (they're twins) love to fish," shares 11-year-old Jasmina Kocurek, Palacios, Texas. "For years, they've made...


Alaskan Salmon Chowder

10 reviews

From Anchorage, Alaska, Carol Ross says, "In this rich-tasting soup, we use red salmon my husband and son catch."

Sweet Potato, Ham and Corn Chowder

This comforting ham chowder has become a staple at my house throughout the year. This calls for sweet potatoes instead...


Bean Counter Chowder

19 reviews

This hearty chowder is one of our favorite vegetarian dishes. Loaded with beans, noodles and bright herbs, it's so comforting...


Potato Ham Chowder

6 reviews

“I find that homemade is always best…especially when it comes to soup,” assures Esther Danielson of Lake Arrowhead, California. This...


Corn and Pepper Chowder

Chunks of potato, kernels of corn and flecks of red pepper punctuate the creamy broth of this hearty chowder. Cilantro...

Halibut and Potato Chowder

Try this great way to mix up dinner standbys. Mashed potato flakes thicken this easy chowder, and you can very...


Golden Clam Chowder

14 reviews

This is comfort food at its best! Yes, you can have a warm bowl of homemade clam chowder for dinner...


Low-Fat Clam Chowder

You’d never guess that a rich and creamy clam chowder could be low-fat, but this one is! With lots of...


Makeover Potato Cheese Soup

1 review

This makeover recipe has about 40% fewer calories, two-thirds less fat, less than half the saturated fat, about half the...


Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder

4 reviews

“My family really enjoys this recipe. It's super fast, easy and filling. Even my little grandson like it!” The fat-free...

Low-Fat Shrimp Chowder

2 reviews

"This zippy chowder is chock-full of shrimp and vegetables, so it satisfies hearty appetites, but the skim milk and reduced-sodium...


Bacon Clam Chowder

3 reviews

Chopping the clams into tiny pieces adds big flavor to this full-bodied chowder from Betty Lineaweaver. “Everyone says it's the...


Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup

1 review

"My husband and I call this our favorite soup," writes Marilyn Ausland from her Columbus, Georgia kitchen.


South-of-the-Border Chowder

3 reviews

From Davis, IL, Tonya Burkhard sends this filling soup that comes together in no time. Loaded with potatoes, the combination...


Makeover Mom’s Clam Chowder

4 reviews

When we lived in Michigan, this was a perfect comforting soup when blustery winds blew into town. The steaming bowls...


Veggie Salmon Chowder

5 reviews

This salmon chowder recipe came about as a way to use up odds and ends in my fridge. I thought...


Tomato Clam Chowder

Steaming bowls of this Manhattan-style clam chowder really warm guests when they come in from the cold on Christmas Eve.


Fish Chowder

3 reviews

The creamy, comforting flavor of her mother’s chunky seafood chowder nets compliments for Pat Gonet whenever she ladles it up...

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Curried Chicken Corn Chowder

18 reviews

This recipe is close to one my mom used to make for us kids when the weather turned cold. Hers...


Harvest Corn Chicken Chowder

4 reviews

“With lots of chicken and ham, this lightened-up corn chowder has become a favorite at my house,” relates Janet Boote...


Mediterranean Seafood Chowder

My family is not overly fond of seafood, but they really enjoy this rich-tasting soup that combines shrimp and cod....


Salmon Zucchini Chowder

1 review

This rich and hearty light chowder from Vicki Thompson of Bristol, New Brunswick delivers many levels of flavor and is...


Fresh Corn Chowder

3 reviews

This creamy corn and potato dish is perfect when you yearn for a full-bodied soup with lots of down-home flavor....


Healthy Clam Chowder

2 reviews

"I make this chowder for our annual Souper Bowl luncheon at work, and everybody loves it!" comments Chris Sheetz of...