Shrimp Corn Chowder


This is a hearty soup that you can serve as a first course or as an entree. You may want to try a little hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®) when serving. It kicks it up a notch.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
33 mins
Total Time:
53 mins
4 servings


  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme

  • 4 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound fresh peeled and deveined shrimp


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon slices to paper towels. Drain excess grease from the skillet.

  2. Crumble 4 slices bacon into the skillet. Add onion, celery, garlic, and thyme; cook and stir over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer bacon mixture to a large pot. Add corn and chicken broth. Bring soup to a boil; cook until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

  4. Pour 2 cups of soup into a blender. Cover and hold lid down; puree until smooth.

  5. Return pureed soup to the pot. Stir in half-and-half, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp; cook until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. Ladle soup into bowls. Crumble remaining 2 slices bacon on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
12g Fat
40g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 199mg 66%
Sodium 838mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 727mg 15%

* 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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