Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 12 cups

We've streamlined this favorite creamy shrimp chowder by using canned soup as the base.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream of potato soup, milk, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add shrimp; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately. Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.

Step 2

*1 1/2 pounds frozen shrimp, thawed; 1 1/2 pounds peeled crawfish tails; or 3 cups chopped cooked chicken may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

raineygirl's Review

January 30, 2013
I made this and changed it up just a little bit based on what I had here at home. I used 3/4 cup frozen large salad shrimp and about 3/4 cup frozen golden corn. I also used 3 cups milk and added 1/2 cup half and half to thicken it a bit. At the end I stirred in some chopped parsley and chopped bacon. I would definitely make this again. My husband basically licked the bowl clean :) Next time I would consider scaling back the milk a little to make it creamier and also might add some diced potatoes. Add the bacon, you won't be sorry!

stephanielea1's Review

March 16, 2012
I added Cod to this recipe along with some corn and it was fantastic!!!!!!!

lisa1410's Review

March 01, 2009
I cut this in half and served my family on Valentine's Day as a starter. My husband loved it! It really was easy and very tasty. I want to try it with chicken next.

ksours's Review

February 06, 2009
very good and easy to make. it's been a favorite in our house for years.

beignetVA's Review

January 27, 2010
Very good. Hard to believe that it's so quick to make and using canned soup which I never use. a keeper!

unicornmajik's Review

January 25, 2014

KendallCooks's Review

September 23, 2013

brandella5's Review

November 17, 2010
Super easy to make. Awesome flavor.

Angelique77's Review

September 23, 2010
Quick easy lunch!! Made in 20 min. for my husband to take for lunch. He loved it!! I added a table spoon of old bay seasoning and corn to the chowder, I served it with garlic bread. It was delicious.

RoMiDo's Review

July 13, 2011
So easy and good flavor. I used frozen chopped onions& a bag of Trader Joes seafood mix (shrimp, calamari, scallops) and it was perfect. Will make again!