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Shrimp and Corn Chowder

  • Author: Liz
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


So easy, and so delicious, a great way to use leftover corn, or just open a can if you don’t have any leftovers.  You can also use thawed frozen corn.  I’ve always got shrimp in the freezer, and it thaws quickly, so this makes a quick weeknight meal.


  • 2 ears shucked leftover cooked corn, or one small can corn (drained), or 1/2 bag frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 4 Tbl butter (NOT margarine)
  • 2/3 cup chopped yellow or sweet onions (frozen thawed is ok)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 34 cups chicken broth
  • 4 baby potatoes (red or yukon), cubed OR 1 can potatoes, sliced or cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1012 medium peeled & cleaned shrimp (26-30’s are good)
  • 4 tbl heavy cream
  • Chopped chives or parsley for garnish, optional


  1. Because shrimp cook quickly, I chose to boil the potatoes in a separate pan for 10-15 minutes.  If you use the canned potatoes, no need for this step.
  2. Melt butter in a medium/large saucepan until melted.  Add onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent.  Add garlic powder.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, corn, potatoes, salt & pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring occasionally for about five minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and continue to cook on medium low for 1-2 minutes.  Add cream.  Allow to cook for one more minute.
  5. Dish out into bowls and garnish with chives or parsley if desired.  Voila!


You can substitute a jar of clam juice for part of the chicken broth if you’d like.

If you like a richer chowder, feel free to add more heavy cream.  Just don’t let it boil.

You can also garnish this little gem with a few diced tomatoes for more color.

This is great served with a salad and a crusty roll.   I’m getting hungry 🙂

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Soups & Stews
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chowder, quick and easy, shrimp, corn, shrimp and corn chowder, corn chowder, shrimp chowder



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 I’ve always loved cooking, and spent many years working on the food & beverage side of the hospitality industry, which served to increase my interest in food, wine and entertaining.