Maryland Crab-Sweet Corn Chowder

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Mom of Five

This is a recipe from a bed and breakfast here in Maryland. Once we tried it, it became a family favorite and a traditional Thanksgiving dish.

Top Review by roxscott1_11179723

This corn chowder is my absolute! The recipe was in Better Homes and Gardens, November 1995 issue which I am looking at as I type. This chowder, with or without the crabmeat is delicious and has become a Thanksgiving family favorite. I came online to see if it printed anywhere so I could easily share it with a friend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2 qt saucepan, cook half of the whole kernel corn, the onion and garlic in hot cooking oil till onion is tender, not brown.
  2. Carefully add chicken broth.
  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in whipping cream, salt, and white pepper.
  6. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 min.
  7. or until slightly thickened.
  8. Watch carefully because it may foam and rise in pan.
  9. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  10. Pour the cooled mixture into a blender container.
  11. Cover and blend until smooth.
  12. Return to same sauce pan.
  13. Keep warm.
  14. Meanwhile, in a small covered saucepan cook remaining corn and potato in boiling, salted water for two minutes.
  15. Add chopped sweet pepper.
  16. Cover and cook about 1 minute or til tender.
  17. Drain.
  18. Stir the drained vegetables into the soup.
  19. Add the fresh or frozen crab meat; heat through.
  20. If desired, garnish with parsley and red pepper strips.

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