Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder

Rich and creamy shrimp and bacon corn chowder with fresh veggies and flavors so bold and tasty you’ll want to eat this soup all year round!

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Well, it’s definitely Fall around here! I’m still a little blown away by the difference in weather from two weeks ago til now. Blazing hot to rainy and cold within a couple of days. I’m hoping it’s just a cold spell and we’ll have slightly warmer temps to look forward to throughout October because heaven knows I’m not ready to skip ahead to a snowy Winter.

For now I’m staying cozy in my favorite sweater with a steaming hot bowl of this shrimp and bacon corn chowder and not one bit mad about it. First soup of the season and let me tell you, it is a WINNER.

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We are seafood fans around here, if you didn’t already notice. Bring on the salmon, the lobster, and of course all the shrimp. Bonus points for combining more than one of those in the same dish (I’m looking at you Salmon New Orleans!)

I’ve always liked corn chowder but this is hands down my favorite variation I’ve tried yet.

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This soup is incredibly easy to make in just 30 minutes with simple ingredients, but the flavor is absolutely outstanding. Even picky eaters will beg for seconds!But what do you expect when you combine shrimp, BACON, and creamy corn chowder??

Speaking of picky eaters, my twin two-year olds never touch soup and my boy ate this chowder. My little gal still turned up her nose but we’re working on her and I know she’ll come around soon. No one can resist this soup for long!

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What people are saying about this Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder

“I made this tonight for my family and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! My wife said it was the best meal she’s had in awhile.” – Courtney

“I made this about 2 weeks ago. My family and I were ready to fight for the leftovers the next day.” 

“Great dish and it really did take only 30 minutes. It was loved by everyone and great as a leftover (freezes well). Thanks for this recipe.” – Carol

“I prepared this dish tonight for my dinner party, it was a hit! My guests took what was left home. Thank you!” – Sylva

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Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder

Rich and creamy shrimp and bacon corn chowder with fresh veggies and flavors so bold and tasty you'll want to eat this soup all year round!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound large shrimp, de-veined and tails removed
  • 1 15-ounce can corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, quartered (pieces should be no bigger than 1 inch max)
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half (see note)

Instructions

  1. 1. Add bacon to a large pot and cook over medium-high heat for 4-8 minutes until crisp. Transfer to a towel-lined plate and set aside.

    2. Add garlic and shrimp to pot and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until garlic is fragrant and begins to brown and shrimp turns opaque.

    3. Add corn, carrots, celery, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, potatoes, and chicken/vegetable broth and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then pour in heavy cream. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until potatoes are tender. Stir in bacon and cook another 2-3 minutes.

    4. Garnish with chopped parsley or thyme and cracked black pepper, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Use half and half for a lighter alternative to the heavy cream. End result will not be quite as rich or as creamy, but still completely delicious.

 

 

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Oh my! The photos along make me want to play hooky today and cook. How inspirational and a perfect post for our Fall Bucket List post with one of the To Do’s is to plan weekly meals. _laurel

    I prepared this dish tonight for my dinner party, it was a hit! my Guest took what was left home. Thank you!

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Oh my, absolutely scrumptious looking.
I can not wallet to try this for fall.
Thank you for your delicious recipes and stunning photography.

    Thank you so much Kara! I hope you find lots to love here on my site!

This is incredible!

    So happy to hear you love it as much as we do!

OMG!!! This shrimp bacon corn chowder is looking so delicious. I will try to cook this coming weekend. This recipe will definitely go to my cookbook. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe with us.

I made this today using rutabaga in place of the potato (low carb livin’) & whoa nelly, is it delicious!
my only change would be to add a splash of sherry to it (deglazing shrimp/garlic) for even more depth.

I made this tonight for my family and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! My wife said it was the best meal she’s had in awhile. The only thing I’m going to do different next time is use 2 cans of corn vice 1.

I’ve not fixed this, a question: my husband doesn’t like shrimp!!! So will it taste good just not added shrimp????

    Yes! You could do chicken instead as well. 🙂

I made this about 2 weeks ago and my family and I were ready to fight for the leftovers the next day. The only thing I will do different next time is add and additional can of corn and probably use chicken since my son is allergic to shrimp and didn’t get to enjoy it the last time.

This was “Delicious” !!!! Thank You

Nice and Lovely recipe. I think i will make it easily. thanks for sharing this recipe

I made this for friends of mine. They loved it . I added chicken with the shrimp and it was delicious. My daughter who lives in another state wants the recipe!! Thanks

Just made this today; oh my! Fat-free half and half works just fine and brings the Weight Watchers point to a reasonable lunch option. Sooo good!

prepared this dish tonight for my dinner party, it was a hit! my Guest took what was left home. Thank you!

Great Dish and really does take 30 minutes. was liked by everyone and great as leftover (freezes well). thanks for this recipe.

    I love freezing soups! I am glad that you loved this soup! Thanks, Carol!

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This soup looks and sounds fanTastic! —anD that’s saying a lot since im jewish and i usually stay away from both bacon and shrimp! I might have to make an exception for this soup though. Just looking at the oictures makes my mouth water!

    This is totally worth an exception! 😉

Would it be more depth of flavor to use shrimp stock

    Probably! I don’t typically have that one hand so I haven’t tried that. Let me know what you think!

made it for the family tonight…It’s a keeper!
✅Parentals approved
✅teenager approved
✅tween approved
✅Toddler apporved

    Wow- way to go! Sounds like you’ve nailed this one. Thanks for your feedback!

Quick, easy and yummy
making for the second but not last time for sure 🙂

    So glad that you love this recipe!! Thanks for your feedback, Christine!

This was my first recipe from your site and it was Delicious! I added half the salt and had no half and half so I substituted a little whipped cream with whole milk. Amazing!

    Great job, Heather! Thanks for sharing your feedback!

made this last night, it’s so delicious! i added an extra can of corn (used fire roasted corn) after reading other reviews, glad i did. next time i may add just thyme instead of italian seasoning. would highly recommend, my whole family loved it!

    Thanks for your awesome feedback, Michele! Happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed this recipe!