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 Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is especially tasty when it's served with a sprinkle of fresh thyme, bacon crumbles and crispy oyster crackers on top. If you like your chowder on the thick side, add another tablespoon of flour after it is done in the pressure cooker. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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...


Rich Seafood Chowder

This creamy, delectable soup is even better the next day. It also works well with scallops or a flaky whitefish....


Cheesy Clam Chowder

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


Chunky Fish Chowder

Our kids refused to try this soup when I first served it, but then they saw how much their father...

New England Fish Chowder

This recipe was handed down by my mother, although I have changed it a bit. This really reflects our region,...


New England Seafood Chowder

I don't know of a recipe that better represents our area than chowder. I adapted it from my mom's clam...

Surprise Clam Chowder

When family and friends first sampled this stew some 40 years ago, they were pleasantly surprised by the combination of...


Pantry-Shelf Salmon Chowder

My family enjoys homemade soup, but I don't always have the time to make it from scratch. This simple recipe...


Clam Chowder for 60

When my mobile home park put on a "Soup Day" potluck, this is the recipe I made. Everyone agreed it...


Panfish Chowder

With my husband being an avid hunter and fisherman, I can never have enough new fish and wild game recipes....

Microwave Clam Chowder

From Turlock, California, Mary Jane Cantrell contends, "This tastes as good as chowder served at restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf in...


Clam Chowder

—Rosemary Peterson, Archie, Missouri


Northwest Seafood Corn Chowder

This chowder showcases the best of Northwest seafood; it’s all in here, from bay scallops to snapper.


Salmon Chowder with Bacon

The salmon in this recipe is a change from traditional chowder, but it sure is delicious!—Cindy St. Martin, Portland, Oregon


Halibut Chowder

This rich, creamy chowder is so good you won't believe it starts with canned soup and frozen vegetables. It showcases...

Simple Clam Chowder

"I tried for years to re-create a popular clam chowder from a local restaurant," recalls Kathleen Buenemann of New Haven,...


Gone Fishin Chowder

"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

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


Vegetable Crab Soup

"As a school principal, wife and mom, I cook to wind down at the end of a busy day," comments...


Easy New England Clam Chowder

"While vacationing in the New England states, we enjoyed a delicious clam chowder," recalls Rosann McWherter of Dublin, California. "When...


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...


Oyster Corn Chowder

—Lewy Olfson, Madison, Wisconsin


Rustic Fish Chowder

President John F. Kennedy's affinity for fish chowder was likely inspired by his love of sailing off the coast of...

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Easy Clam Chowder

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


Creamy Fish Chowder

WE were tired of the same old vegetable soup and I had on hand some fish that needed to be...


Golden Clam Chowder

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


Simple Shrimp Chowder

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


Mom’s Clam Chowder

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


Country Fish Chowder

You'll think you're on Cape Cod when you taste this thick, wholesome chowder made from a recipe I've treasured for...