A creamy chowder full of flavor! Of course regular ingredients may be used for those not watching their waistline.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 1/2 cup milk, cream cheese, and garlic in a large pot over low heat. Cook and stir until blended. Mix in soup, green onions, carrots, corn with liquid, potatoes, parsley, and remaining milk. Season with black pepper and cayenne pepper. Simmer 25 minutes. Do not boil.

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  • Mix the shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, calamari, and clams, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until seafood is opaque.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 34.6g; carbohydrates 32g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 157.8mg; sodium 1237.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
This is without a doubt, the best chowder I have ever made. While I didn`t use Calamari, or Clams, I chose to use extra shrimp, crab and scallops. Five of my friends have asked for this recipe, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/01/2011
This was a pretty basic recipe but def. not 'full of flavour'. I added lots of other ingredients to the chowder in order for it to have SOME flavour. I added leeks, chicken stock, celery and even parmesan chesse. Made it better, but the recipe itself was wayy to bland for my taste.. Read More
(40)
432 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 350
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
This is without a doubt, the best chowder I have ever made. While I didn`t use Calamari, or Clams, I chose to use extra shrimp, crab and scallops. Five of my friends have asked for this recipe, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all Read More
(184)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
Amazing! This is by far the best chowder I have ever had, and my family is from Maine! I tweaked it a bit, adding clam juice and omitting corn. This recipe is a hit in my family! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2005
This was almost too easy to make! It tasted very good - especially considering the little effort required. I might try some tweaking next time for a more seafood-y flavor maybe substitute clam juice for the water from the can of corn. Thank you - my mom & mother in law both asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
Excellent seafood chowder. Tried many different combinations (including replacing calamari with lobster meat). The most popular by far: no carrots, 1.5 pounds bay scallops, 1 pound shrimp ... no other saefood. Popular with everyone, requested often by friends and family. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
Very good! I also substituted canned corn for frozen. I used canned clams and poured the juice into the chowder. For seafood, I used fresh sea scallops, fresh haddock, fresh salmon, fresh calamari, frozen pre-cooked shrimp, and canned baby clams. Excellent Recipe. We'll definitely make this again. Read More
(40)
Rating: 2 stars
02/01/2011
This was a pretty basic recipe but def. not 'full of flavour'. I added lots of other ingredients to the chowder in order for it to have SOME flavour. I added leeks, chicken stock, celery and even parmesan chesse. Made it better, but the recipe itself was wayy to bland for my taste.. Read More
(40)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2006
Excellent flavor for such an easy recipe! Used low fat ingredients in place of non-fat frozen corn instead of canned and clam juice for corn water. Heating mushroom soup and cream cheese together first and wisking is a better way to blend. I didn't watch soup carefully enough and it boiled causing the soup to brown on the bottom. This worked to my advantage because the brown flecks disguised the mushrooms which my husband ordinarily won't eat - ha ha! He asked me to cut the pepper in half next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Outstanding recipe! After reading various other suggestions, I made a few modest changes. I used frozen corn, added the juice from the clams, further thinned the chowder with additional milk, used more garlic (4 small cloves), traded the parsley with Old Bay, and added a couple extra dashes of cayenne (I like spicy!). Furthermore, I made this recipe on the spur of the moment - so, I only had on hand uncooked frozen shrimp, canned clams and canned crab meat. I was very concerned that the canned seafood would diminish the flavor of the chowder - no need to worry - it was delicious! And even my foodie friends were impressed....they said it beat any restaurant seafood chowder they had eaten! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
I made this for BUNCO night. It was a hit with the ladies. I made a change though. I used 4lbs of shrimp and omitted all the other seafood. It made the chowder more economical because shrimp was on sale;-). Read More
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