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Seafood Chowder with Corn
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4 from 3 votes

Shrimp Corn Chowder with Bacon

This shrimp corn chowder with bacon is perfect to satisfy all those soup cravings during summer. Made with seasoned shrimp, bacon crumbles, corn, lots of veggies and potatoes. Try this easy and delicious corn chowder recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Tania


  • 4 to 6 slices bacon
  • 1 pound large shrimp, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 medium red potatoes, skin-on, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups sweet corn kernels (canned or fresh)
  • 3 cups chicken broth, plus more as needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


  • In a large Dutch oven, cook bacon until cooked through and crispy on medium heat. Drain on a paper towel. Crumble and set aside.
  • Drain any excess fat from the Dutch oven, leaving about 2 tablespoons. Add shrimp and cook about 2-3 per side or until cooked through, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • On the same Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon butter to medium heat. Add celery, carrot, onions and cook until softened, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, oregano, and paprika. Stir and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the all-purpose flour and stir to coat the vegetables, and cook about 30 seconds. Add the milk. Bring to a light boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring until thickened.
  • Stir in the chicken stock, potatoes, and corn. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. If the soup is too thick, add more broth until desired consistency. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve with shrimp, bacon, and parsley. Sprinkle some paprika if you prefer.