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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      Chunky Veggie Chowder

      "We enjoy this colorful chowder year-round," writes Diane Molberg of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. The light but flavorful soup is chock-full...


      Tomato Corn Chowder

      Five common ingredients are all you'll need to prepare Sue McMichael's hearty full-flavored chowder. "This is a terrific soup, particularly...


      Bean Counter Chowder

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


      Corn Seafood Chowder

      "I lightened up this recipe by using less oil and reduced-fat milk," Naomi Tarr of Salisbury, Maryland says of her...


      Potato Ham Chowder

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


      Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

      My 10-year-old son and I devised the recipe for this rich and comforting soup. Now it's a family favorite. —Terrie...


      Broccoli Chowder

      Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana serves this comforting soup on chilly stay-at-home evenings. Nutmeg seasons the light creamy broth...


      Corn and Pepper Chowder

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

      Chicken Wild Rice Chowder

      This is comfort food at it's finest, and perfect for that cold weather hump-day to help get you through the...


      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

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


      Ham & Cheese Chowder

      Chowder makes chilly days instantly cozier. This easy one, with cheddar, potatoes and smoky ham, warms you up from head...


      Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

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


      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...


      Classic Corn Chowder

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


      Ham and Cauliflower Chowder

      Even if you aren’t crazy about cauliflower, you’ll like this comforting, thick and chunky soup, suggests Carla Garloff from Burney,...

      Chorizo Sausage Corn Chowder

      The spiciness of the sausage in this chowder is a wonderful counterpart to the corn's sweetness. Let this soup warm...


      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


      Wild Rice Chowder

      Our Test Kitchen adapted Amy Chop's recipe to use up leftover wild rice. “I found this years ago, and it...


      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...


      Makeover Potato Cheese Soup

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

      Oyster Corn Chowder

      —Lewy Olfson, Madison, Wisconsin


      Corn Chowder with Dumplings

      This is a spiced-up version of my favorite corn chowder. The first time I added dumplings, my husband declared them...


      Kielbasa Potato Chowder

      There’s just the right touch of comfort in this sensational sausage chowder from Misty Chandler of Lawton, Oklahoma. “My husband...


      Souper Bowl Bread Bowls

      You'll score points when you spoon the halftime meal into these hearty bowls. The bread's spongy texture makes it the...


      Easy Clam Chowder

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


      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...