Savory Shrimp Chowder

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Jellybean

Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: Tried and true chowder recipe. Serve with warm sourdough bread and green salad for a perfectly delicious and satisfying meal.

Top Review by Ambervim

Quick, easy and tasty! I never thought chowder could be put together this quickly! I thought there was not enough broth, so I increased it a skosh. I didn't use the packaged potatoes and forgot the onions, which would have been a good addition. I used baby red potatoes. I also used much larger shrimp than called for in this recipe. I started with boiling broth which reduced the simmer time by about half. The white sauce only took about 5 minutes. I was so anxious to dive in, I forgot the bread with the first bowl and had to go back for 2nds. My bowls must be MUCH smaller as I will get about 50% more servings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place veggies in medium sauce pan. Add chicken broth (and some water, if necessary) to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meantime, melt butter in large pan, add flour, salt and pepper. Whisk until blended.
  3. Slowly add half-and-half to butter/flour roux & whisk constantly until smooth and thickened. (Will be a fairly thick white sauce at this point – about 15 minutes).
  4. Carefully add veggies & liquid to white sauce in large pan.
  5. Add shrimp and vinegar to chowder. Heat through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Top individual servings with crumbled bacon.

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