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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!

Shrimp Corn Chowder

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!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 292 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bacon to the pot; saute 4 minutes or until the bacon begins to brown.
  3. Add onion, celery slices, garlic, dried thyme, salt and pepper; cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in corn and cook for 2 more minutes, or until heated through.
  5. Add broth and water and bring mixture to a boil; continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove 3 cups of the corn mixture and transfer to a blender; blend until completely smooth and creamy.
  7. Return the blended mixture to the soup pot; stir in shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp is done.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in milk; stir until completely incorporated.
  9. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  10. Garnish with bacon bits and green onions.
  11. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Smart Points: 7

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 33.3g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 32g 64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.