Delicious and Easy Seafood Chowder

Man, oh man, have things been busy in the Colasuonno household lately! My parents visited from North Carolina a few days after Christmas, which was amazing. When we lived in North Carolina, we lived in the same town as my parents, so we got to visit and see them a lot. I went from seeing them around two times a week to maybe two or three times a year. It was a huge adjustment and I still get pretty homesick sometimes. Which is why we have to make the most of their visits!

easy seafood chowder recipe

One of the first nights my parents were here we wanted to make a special dinner. The last time Matt flew to Dutch Harbor he picked up some Alaskan King Crab. If you’ve never had Alaskan King Crab then you have seriously been missing out! This is the sweetest, most delicious and amazing crab I’ve ever tasted. My parents had never tried it and it can be absurdly expensive in the lower 48, so we figured this was the perfect night for an Alaskan seafood night!

easy seafood chowder recipe

During these cold winter nights, even when you’re having a delicious entree, you need an amazing soup to start off your dinner. That’s why I LOVE this seafood chowder recipe. The best part is it’s incredibly easy to make! We whipped this soup up for my family and it was a huge hit!

easy seafood chowder recipe

It was full of succulent Alaskan King Crab, chunks of cod, clams and based in a creamy chowder. The first time I made this my husband literally ate the entire pot minus the ONE bowl I had. He’s from Cape Cod, so when he loves my chowder, I KNOW that means it’s good.


  1. 1 lb of Crab (I used King Crab but you can use any type of crab)

  2. 1 1/4 cup of Water

  3. 1/2 cup of diced onion

  4. 1/2 cup of diced celery

  5. 2 cans of Minced Clams

  6. 2 cans of Tiny Shrimp

  7. 2 cans of Cream of Potato

  8. 2 fillets of Cod

  9. 2 tbsp of butter

  10. 2 cups of Light Whipping Cream

  11. 2 tbsp of all purpose flour

  12. 2 tbsp cream cheese


  1. Dice onions and celery. Add to pot with butter and sautee until onions and celery are soft while cooking on medium heat.

  2. Add 1 cup of water to pot along with the two cans of Cream of Potato. Mix well. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes. Stirring frequently.

  3. Add minced clams, cod, crab and tiny shrimp to pot. Allow to cook for 2-4 minutes or until seafood is cooked thoroughly.

  4. While the seafood is cooking, mix 1/4 cup of water and 2 tbsp of flour in a separate bowl. Add mix to pot to thicken soup.

  5. Stir in whipping cream and cream cheese.

  6. Stir occasionally until cream cheese has melted.

  7. Add thyme, pepper or salt to taste.



  1. Nadene | 8th Jan 18

    seafood chowder is amazing for a winter meal! i’ll have to make it when its winter here

  2. Erin | 8th Jan 18

    This looks SO delicious! Hope to try this out soon! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Shell | 9th Jan 18

    I don’t care for seafood but my little boy absolutely loves it so I cook it for him often, I think he will really like this recipe so I will make it for him this week! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Angie | 9th Jan 18

    This looks so delicious! I love that you use fresh crab too and not imitation. Yummy!

  5. Samantha | 10th Jan 18

    Pinning! This looks amazing and I love crab!

  6. Krissy | 10th Jan 18

    I am such a huge fan of seafood dishes. This looks amazing. Definitely need to try it!
    Krissy |

    • Brittany | 10th Jan 18

      Thank you!! Hope you Love it!

  7. Mia Danielle | 10th Jan 18

    There are a LOT of really delicious ingredients in there! Now I want seafood 🙂

    • Brittany | 10th Jan 18

      Thanks! 🙂

  8. Angela Amores | 10th Jan 18

    Your soup looks amazing. Yes, Alaskan King Crab is super expensive but so good. One treat ourselves about once or twice a year.

  9. Justine @ Little Dove | 10th Jan 18

    Oh yummy, I love a good chowder, especially a seafood chowder!

  10. nicole | 11th Jan 18

    Hmmm! I wonder if I can get my husband to try this because it looks amazing!

  11. Afra | 11th Jan 18

    I have never tried soup like this and have always wanted to! So glad you put up ththe recipe I would love to try making it if we can find some Crab that’s affordable! heheh

  12. jennifer gladwin | 12th Jan 18

    My husband would love this! He’s obsessed with seafood!

  13. This Mum At Home | 12th Jan 18

    My husband loves seafood – i only eat fish nothing else from the range lol so this is fantasti.c. He will love you for this recipe !

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