Easy Corn and Crab Chowder


This simple yet flavorful corn and crab chowder can be prepared in a jiffy. A chicken curry variation is just as easy and tasty. Leftovers make a great casserole or au gratin the next day.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and cubed

  • 5 slices bacon, diced

  • ½ medium onion, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained

  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup dry white wine (Optional)

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wrap potato cubes in plastic wrap; microwave on high for 30 seconds. Set aside.

  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add onions; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in crab meat and parsley flakes. Remove from the heat.

  3. While the bacon is cooking, melt butter in a large stockpot over low heat. Whisk in flour until mixture becomes creamy and takes on an eggshell color. Continue to cook and stir for 3 more minutes. Stir in wine.

  4. Dissolve chicken bouillon in milk; whisk mixture into the stockpot until no lumps remain. Cook until creamy and heated through. Stir in bacon-crab mixture, potatoes, and creamed corn; season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Creamy Curry Variation:

Substitute cooked, cubed chicken for the bacon, and add 2 tablespoons curry powder after adding the wine in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
25g Fat
46g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1146mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 804mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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