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.

john zelahy
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; 11.5 g total fat; 199 mg cholesterol; 838 mg sodium. 40.3 g carbohydrates; 30.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2020
My wife daughter and I loved it. I followed the recipe exact. It was a little thin in the end so I added a little cornstarch. I will definitely make it again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2020
it was ok, but next time i will leave out the tyme out i did not like the tast of it in the soup Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2020
My wife daughter and I loved it. I followed the recipe exact. It was a little thin in the end so I added a little cornstarch. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2019
Great recipe. I added diced jalopenos, crawfish and I cooked my shrimp in crab boil for 2 minutes then 2 minutes in the simmering chowder. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2017
12.21.17 Super easy and tasty chowder. Unlike chowder it was a bit on the thin side so I will thicken in the future with a cornstarch slurry. I have only additional comment and that relates to the number of servings. I scaled this recipe down to two servings and there really wasn t enough chowder for two entree-size dinner servings (and we don t eat huge portions)...just my opinion. As written I will consider this recipe as a first course/appetizer-size portion or if I want to make a meal out of it with soup or salad I ll simply make more. Lately been trying to pay more attention to my carbs and cholesterol so this was a treat and a really good one! john zelahy thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2020
My wife daughter and I loved it. I followed the recipe exact. It was a little thin in the end so I added a little cornstarch. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2018
I made it and it was pretty darn good. I did add sea scallops quartered as well as the shrimp. I served it with corn bread. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2018
I made it exactly as called except I doubled it. Not much flavor I can only taste shrimp. Its also more of a soup and not chowder Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2020
it was ok, but next time i will leave out the tyme out i did not like the tast of it in the soup Read More