Cajun Shrimp Potato Chowder


This creamy full-flavored soup is as perfect for company as it is for the family. If you make the chowder ahead, reheat, then add the spinach just before serving.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds cubed red potatoes

  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 cups 2% milk

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh spinach


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, saute 5 minutes. Add potato, chicken broth and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  2. Gradually add milk to flour, whisking until smooth. Add to soup, stirring well. Cook 10 minutes over medium low heat or until thickened. Add shrimp and spinach and cook for several minutes more until spinach is wilted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 879mg 19%

* 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.