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A white bowl filled with creamy chowder. Corn, shrimp, celery, and bacon are in the chowder.

Shrimp Corn Chowder

Katerina | Diethood
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!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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
 

  • 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.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 g | Calories: 292 kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.3 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 4.5 g | Saturated Fat: 1.2 g | Cholesterol: 226 mg | Sodium: 580 mg | Fiber: 4.7 g | Sugar: 5.7 g | Net Carbs: 29 g

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.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American