Chowder Recipes

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My Best Clam Chowder

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A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.
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Danielle's Seafood Chowder

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I wanted to serve a different dish from the usual seafood casserole so I played with the dish and came up with this.

Poblano Corn Chowder

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This is a very creamy and spicy corn chowder with shrimp and poblano peppers. The lobster base is optional, but in my opinion you really need to use it if you can.

Smoky Cod and Parsnip Chowder

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A wonderful New England creation, merging the sweetness of parsnips with a smoky cod broth. Good fish alternatives include haddock, pollack, cusk, or whiting. Smoked haddock and smoked pollack are good substitutes for the smoked cod. Use 1 1/2 pounds fresh cod alone if no lightly smoked fish is available. Great on cool Autumn evenings! Serve with hot, crusty bread and garnish with fresh chives.

Seafood Chowder

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

Chef John's Bay Scallop Chowder

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Every once in a while I make a dish that no matter how great it tastes, I just can't get past how it looks, and that was the case with this very easy, incredibly delicious scallop chowder. If you do make it, and want a thicker, more traditional chowder base, simply mash some of your potatoes into the mixture.
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Quick and Easy Clam Chowder

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The best ever clam chowder you have ever tasted, and it is easy and fast. You will pass this recipe along to your family and friends. If you like more clams you can always add more. Sometimes I will also cube potatoes and throw them in.

Vegetable Chowder

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Quick, easy, and verrrry good. Vegetable bouillon cubes, substituted for the chicken, will make this a vegetarian delight.

Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder

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A wonderful clam chowder to serve with hot sourdough bread, or even better yet, in a sourdough bread bowl. My whole family adores this recipe, I'm sure yours will too!

New England Clam Chowder I

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Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.

Fish Chowder

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The fishermen of Bodega Bay, California shared this favorite, quick and easy recipe with my sister during a Fish Festival. It is one of the best chowders I've had, and my kids love it too! We top with bacon bits and a few shakes of hot sauce for a little spice. Enjoy!

Easy Chicken and Corn Chowder

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This is a super easy chicken and corn chowder recipe that can be made quickly on the stove top or in a slow cooker.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make the Best Chowders

Whether you like it with clams, corn, or shrimp, you might not realize just how easy it is to make chowder at home.

Gramma Brown's Corn Chowder

"Delicious! I added the bacon just before serving." – Molly

Ham Chowder

Rating: Unrated

I made the recipe up with leftovers I had one day. It's a ham and potato based soup with leeks, onions, rosemary, cream, bacon, and carrots. The ham and bacon give this soup a smoky taste while the cream gives it a rich texture. Chowder is better served the next day.