Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder

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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.

Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder | lecremedelacrumb.com

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.

Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder | lecremedelacrumb.com

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!

Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder | lecremedelacrumb.com

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

Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder | lecremedelacrumb.com

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!
4.91 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

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. 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.

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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Omg! I made this today And it was FANTASTIC. I did change a couple things. Went with two cans of corn, two cans chicken broth, and two cup heavy cream. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUSLY fantastic

    Nice job, Tom! Thanks for sharing your feedback!

Since last nights recipe turned out so good ( chicken teriyaki ) I decided to try another of your recipes, and this shrimp and corn chowder did not disappoint….Absolutely Delicious and Easy to make. My family loved it..thank you !!! I know it’s a cold weather dish, but the July heat finally let off today so I went for it ! Will be making this again for sure !!!!

    Yesss! Way to go, Deborah! I’m so excited to hear that you’ve found multiple recipes here at CDLC that you and your family love!

    Since when is shrimp corn chowder a cold weather dish? It’s a staple in the south, no matter the season. We invented it here. Corn chowder is a northern dish first yes. Boston, etc. But we invented CORN chowder with shrimp! lol
    No potatoes, no bell peppers, no other crap. Just corn, shrimp and spices you guys wouldn’t thing of..haha

Never add bacon to shrimp corn chowder lol
I’m a pro chef. Bacon covers the flavors. If you do it right, all you need is shrimp.

We had a shrimp/cRab boIl yesterday and ended up with Leftover shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn. I used the leftovers including the itemS listed in the recipe To make the chowder toniGht. Oh my goodness, it was amazing.Thank you!!

    Nice job, Kathy! Awesome way to use your leftovers!

5 stars
i MADE THIS LAST NIGHT, AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SOUPS i’VE EVER HAD. mY BOYFRIEND IS A CHEF AND HE SAID HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST FOR HIM TOO. i ADDED A SMALL ONION WHEN i ADDED THE CELERY AND CARROT, MASHED THINGS UP A BIT BEFORE SERVING, AND GAVE IT A SQUEEZE OF LEMON. DEFINITELY A KEEPER! AND WE ARE EXCITED TO TRY IT WITH OTHER SEAFOOD. yUM!

    Way to impress the chef! 😉

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