Now that the temperatures are beginning to drop, it’s time to pull out your trusty slow cooker and get to preparing your favorite flavorful seafood dishes. We find it’s hard to beat a hearty seafood corn chowder at the end of a long, cold day, so we’ve put together a list of our go-to crock pot chowder recipes. Whether you prefer your chowder with a spicy kick or a creamy broth, you’re sure to find a recipe you’ll love.
Tilapia and Corn Chowder
This Tilapia and Corn Chowder recipe from Salt and Paprika will be a big hit with spice lovers, as one of the key ingredients is Harissa, a North African hot chili paste. The spice adds a great kick to the mild-flavored Tilapia chowder, and is rounded out by other tasty ingredients like potato, shiitake, celery and parsley. If you don’t have Harissa on hand, you can substitute another hot chili sauce or leave it out for a milder, more subtle flavor.
Scallop and Corn Chowder
If you prefer your chowder on the richer side, you’ll love this Fish Chowder recipe from AllRecipes. This chowder is chock-full of fish, scallops and shrimp, making it a perfect choice for those who can never get enough seafood. The the garlic, red pepper flakes and onion give the broth a robust, savory flavor.
Cajun Corn and Shrimp Chowder
To bring a little Southern spice to your kitchen wherever you are in the world, try this Cajun Corn and Shrimp Chowder recipe from Slow Cooker Gourmet. It has enough kick to clear up any stuffy noses and requires only seven ingredients. This recipe has less cream than most chowders, so if you’re looking for a healthier version of your favorite hearty soup, this one fits the bill.
Creamy Tilapia Chowder
This Creamy Tilapia Chowder recipe from Weight Watchers features tender Tilapia fillets in a light chowder broth spiced with thyme, nutmeg and garlic. Tilapia is a great source of lean protein, making this recipe an excellent choice for those who are trying to lose weight. The celery, potatoes and onion provide low-calorie flavor.
New England Clam and Corn Chowder
This creamy New England Clam and Corn Chowder recipe from Baked by Rachel features tender potatoes, sweet corn and rich clams. The added clam juice gives an extra dose of ocean flavor to this traditional favorite, while the bay leaves, thyme and bacon bring out the flavors of the seafood.
It’s hard to beat coming home to a steaming bowl of ready-made crockpot chowder, especially if it’s paired with a glass of wine, some quiet music and a spot by the fire. Since all the work will have been done earlier in the day, you’ll have nothing to do come dinnertime but dish yourself a bowl of seafood corn chowder, kick back and relax!
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