Shrimp Corn Chowder – Loaded with fresh corn, bacon and shrimp, this smoky-sweet corn chowder is easy and delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes!
Here’s what you eat when you pick up bushels and bushels of sweet Indiana corn!
Also, I was super busy getting everyone ready for today’s first day of PRE-K, thus I ate chocolate for dinner last night and figured it was finally time for some real food.
I have to tell you; I’m more nervous for my kids’ first day of school than I ever was for my own. In fact, I couldn’t wait to go back to class and socialize all damn day. AND rearrange my Trapper Keeper every chance I had. AND fill up my Lisa Frank folders!! EEEEP! SO FUN!
Best part was passing around notes with a “Circle YES if you want to be my boyfriend” message. I was quite the flirt.
…about them shrimp and corn…
I’m back on the easy meal train! Hell, I’m ALWAYS on the easy meal train. Ain’t nobody got time for anything complicated. These days, I’ve been making lots of Cheesy Bacon and Corn Stuffed Zucchini because, zucchini… and plenty of Cornbread Pancakes for brinner. I love ’em!
This chowder is kind of similar to my all time favorite Turkey Corn Chowder sans potatoes, but different enough that I felt compelled to share it with you so that you can also taste how good it is.
It’s SO delicious, especially finished off with a drizzle of milk or cream or half & half. You decide. And I just go wild for the delicious bites of shrimp and bacon and corn. For me? This is a MEAL. For my husband, it’s a pre-meal. I better have some ham-steaks and a big loaf of bread to go with it.
All I know is that this is very, very good and it needs to make it to your dinner table real sooooon!
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Shrimp Corn Chowder
- 4 slices bacon , chopped
- 1 yellow onion , diced
- 3 celery ribs , thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 cups fresh corn kernels (you can also use 2 cans of corn, drained and well rinsed)
- 2 cups fat-free , lower-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup milk , cream, or half-and-half
- bacon bits , for garnish (optional)
- sliced green onions , for garnish (optional)
- Heat a large Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat.
- Add bacon to the pot; saute 4 minutes or until the bacon begins to brown.
- Add onion, celery slices, garlic, dried thyme, salt and pepper; cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in corn and cook for 2 more minutes, or until heated through.
- Add broth and water and bring mixture to a boil; continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove 3 cups of the corn mixture and transfer to a blender; blend until completely smooth and creamy.
- Return the blended mixture to the soup pot; stir in shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp is done.
- Remove from heat and stir in milk; stir until completely incorporated.
- Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
- Garnish with bacon bits and green onions.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
13 comments on “Shrimp Corn Chowder”
How many servings are the nutrition facts based on?
I just saw this on your site again. I made it last summer, but didn’t post a comment. It’s a meal for me as well, but I also have to make something extra for the hubby. Why are men so difficult? Lol. I live in Jersey, the garden state, and our corn, bi-color and white (my personal favorite) is considered the best you can find in the US. So naturally I had to make this. It was superb. And to think most people gain weight in the winter. I always seem to have to diet after my delicious corn season. In season, I usually gorge myself with corn at least 4 days a week. I’ve been obsessed with our Jersey corn from as far back as I can remember. I usually like to douse it in butter with salt. Wonder why I gain weight in the summer? For a change of pace, I made the chowder. All I can say is wowza. It is sooooo stinking delicious!!Thanks for the recipe. Corn season, if you want the best we have, starts middle of July. I can see this chowder in my very near future. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
I love corn chowder, having moved to Florida we do not have it as much as when we were in New England, but this recipe with the Shrimp is a nice change to the regular plain chowder. You have many more recipes that look very good. Great site.
Is the Nutrition value based on milk, cream or half and half?
Hi Michelle! That is based on 2% milk.
I made this last week and it was DELICIOUS!! It’s easy to prepare and I really liked that it was all in one pot.
The bacon adds so much flavor. This will be a staple in my household!
Totally making some of this soon. Soup season is just upon us so excited!
Umm, yes please! Corn chowder is seriously a fav of mine and I’m going crazy over these pictures!
This looks so comforting! I love corn chowder! This is definitely a must try!
You had me at bacon.
This is so my kind of chowder! Love the sweet corn in this. 🙂
Bacon and corn were just made to go together…this amazing looking soup is proof 🙂
I never realized how nervous I would be for my kids! But this chowder…I want this for dinner! Looks comforting!