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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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 so I don't have to worry about having those on hand. Feel free to top servings with a little grated cheddar. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

Quick Corn Chowder

Quick Corn Chowder is a tasty, filling soup recommended by Diane Brewster of Highland, New York. "When my husband and...


Cheesy Clam Chowder

I never thought I'd be able to duplicate the excellent taste of hearty clam chowders found in many restaurants, but...


Quick and Easy Clam Chowder

Here's a quick chowder that's been in my family for over 30 years. I make a big pot to take...


Slow-Cooked Chowder

The hectic holidays often leave little time for cooking. That's why this slow cooker recipe is a favorite. I just...

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

The flavor of curry is subtle in this creamy, comforting chowder. For fun, I sometimes sprinkle individual servings with pumpkin...


Classic Corn Chowder

Chowder is a classic comfort food here in the Northeast, especially during cooler weather. Whenever I make a trip home...

Oyster Corn Chowder

—Lewy Olfson, Madison, Wisconsin


Easy Clam Chowder

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


Hearty Cheeseburger Chowder

"This is a family favorite for cold blustery days," writes Rebecca McCabe from Ekalaka, Montana. "It's very filling and an...


Golden Seafood Chowder

Flavored with crab, shrimp and cheddar cheese, this chowder is so good that I make it weekly. Sometimes I substitute...

Cheddar Seafood Chowder

Shrimp and scallops make this thick, cheesy and chunky chowder extra special. It’s packed with veggies, and the crispy bacon...


Tomato Clam Chowder

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


Best Clam Chowder

I serve this cheesy chowder every Christmas or New Year's. Throughout the year, I substitute the potatoes and clams with...


Zippy Chicken and Corn Chowder

Gently spiced corn chowder is always a good option for kids, but feel free to rev up yours with hot...


Haddock Clam Chowder

We modified a recipe shared by Doris Berquist of Fort Mohave, Arizona to take advantage of leftover cooked fish. The...

Autumn Sausage Corn Soup

I cook this frequently throughout the year, but my family especially loves it on cold nights. Cayenne pepper, sausage and...


Creamy Turkey Vegetable Soup

My sisters and I made this soup with our mom when we were young. Now it's the traditional "day after...


Cheddar Corn Chowder

My children absolutely love this rich, zippy soup. They have just one complaint - it seems I never make a...


Tomato Florentine Soup

When I get a craving for this soup in summer, I head ouside and pick garden-fresh tomatoes and basil. Use...


Hearty Quinoa & Corn Chowder

My grandmother lived in the Appalachian Mountains and always served straight-from-the-garden corn and beans. I updated her dish with quinoa...


Anniversary Chowder

WE celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with dinner at a lovely pre-Revolutionary War restaurant in Pennsylvania, where I enjoyed a...


Quick Shrimp Chowder

Pretty pink shrimp and green parsley dot this golden chowder. It's a rich and satisfying first course or main meal.


Black-Eyed Pea Chowder

A close friend passed on this recipe. It's been in her family for years, and now it's a favorite in...

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New England Clam Chowder

I wasn't satisfied with other recipes I came across for clam chowder, so I devised this one. Everyone who's tried...


Seafood Chowder

"Our family requests this creamy chowder for Christmas Eve supper," reports Marlene Muchenhirn of Delano, Minnesota. "We enjoy it with...


Grandma’s Seafood Chowder

My grandmother makes this every year for Christmas morning—the only time we ever had it. Why wait, when you can...


Best Seafood Chowder

My husband is an avid fisherman. When a family get-together was planned and we had to bring something, we created...


Traditional New England Clam Chowder

I left a cruise ship with a great souvenir...the recipe for this splendid chowder! It's a traditional soup that stands...


Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

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