Chowder is comfort food that can go upscale with a few subtle touches. From New England clam "chowda" to vegetarian versions with corn and potatoes, these easy chowder recipes are perfect for fast weeknight suppers.

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Corn and Red Pepper Chowder

Swanson Broth & Stock

In the mood for soup? Cozy up to a bowl of this creamy potato, corn and roasted red pepper chowder that's ready in less than one hour.

Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Raw Sweet Corn and Cashew Chowder

Food & Wine

Not only is yellow corn a good source of vitamin B, magnesium, and thiamin, it also contains carotenoids (organic pigments with health benefits) not found in white corn. Ani Phyo likes to add a handful of vitamin A-rich spinach or soft lettuce to the chowder. "Then it becomes part-soup, part-salad," she says.

Total: 15 mins

Creamy Clam and White Bean Chowder

Food & Wine

White beans substitute for the usual potatoes in this chowder, made with sweet butternut squash, briny littleneck clams, and smoky bacon. Rancho Gordo cellini beans give the soup a buttery richness, but Great Northern beans are terrific as well.

Total: 1 hr 50 mins

Curried Chicken Chowder

Swanson Premium Chicken

Creamy and hearty, this chowder offers great taste satisfaction with just a tease of curry.

Total: 30 mins

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Curry powder and sweet potatoes gives a fresh twist to traditional potato soup. A sprinkling of toasted pumpkin seeds finishes off this low-fat dish.

Total: 30 mins

Potato-Clam Chowder

Betty Crocker

Soup from a potato mix? We're talking fast and flavorful!

Total: 30 mins

Broccoli Chowder

Betty Crocker

Soup du jour? Try this creamy broccoli soup on a chilly day to warm the hearts of your loved ones.

Total: 30 mins

Creamy Clam-Scallop Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

This luscious, creamy seafood soup is comfort food at its best.

Smoky Tomato Salmon Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting brings out the flavor of the vegetables in this soup recipe. The jalapeno pepper and chili powder add some spice.

Total: 45 mins

Hearty Corn Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Corn, a prime ingredient in substantial soups like this one, both thickens and extends the broth.

Corn Chowder with Sweet Peppers

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this chowder as a side-dish or make three main-dish servings by adding 1 cup chopped cooked chicken with the corn.

Total: 25 mins

Jalapeno Corn Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Featuring popular Southwestern ingredients, this spectacular and rich chowder recipe includes corn, jalapeno peppers, and red sweet peppers.

Total: 20 mins

Pepper-Corn Chowder

Heart-Healthy Living

Saffron gives this creamy side-dish soup a sophisticated flavor. Serve with beef or chicken at dinner or with a sandwich at lunch.

Total: 40 mins

Crab and Corn Chowder

Swanson Broth & Stock

Just as good as the satisfying chowders you find in restaurants along the New England coast, this creamy chowder can easily be made at home in less than an hour. Why not whip some up right now?

Total: 50 mins

Shrimp and Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Creamy potato soup is dressed up with shrimp, corn and sun-dried tomatoes. This chowder is dressy enough for company, but easy enough for weeknights too.

Total: 30 mins

Cheesy Vegetable and Ham Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

A filling bowl of hot soup is the perfect recipe for a cold day.

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Ladies' Home Journal

Roasted poblano peppers and cumin season this rich and hearty seafood, corn, and potato chowder. Serve it for dinner with a tossed green salad.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins
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