Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 19 – Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder)

This slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder is a winner in my book. I adapted the recipe slightly from one in Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!

The recipe called for 12 ounces of cooked shrimp. I had only about 8 ounces of cooked shrimp in the freezer. So, I supplemented with about 4 ounces of smoked salmon that was sitting in the fridge needing to be used. The smoky fish complemented this slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder nicely.

I remember reading somewhere (don’t ask where) that pureeing some of the corn made corn chowder more “corny” tasting. So I combined about 1/2 the corn and 1 cup of water in my Vitamix until it was liquified. This step is totally optional. So, skip it if it seems like too much work.

Skinny on Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder

And I used 2% evaporated milk instead of regular to save a few calories. The recipe didn’t say when to add the diced cooked bacon, so I added it at the end along with the chives.

I contacted the book’s authors about the oversight and they said they will be sure to fix it before the book goes back to print again. How’s that for service?

According to my calculations each serving has 279 calories and *7 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Served with warm crusty bread, this slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder made a satisfying supper that both Rod and I enjoyed. I will share some of the leftovers with Mom and get her opinion too.


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Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder
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This easy, healthy and delicious slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder was a big hit when I made it recently.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups diced red potatoes or frozen hash browns (I used yukon golds)
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 ounces cooked and peeled small shrimp
  • 12 ounces 2% evaporated milk
  • Chopped chives
  1. In a small skillet, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain the bacon and set it aside.
  2. Add the chopped onions to the bacon drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring often, just until they soften.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onions to the slow cooker. (I used my 4-Quart but a 3-1/2 Quart would be ideal.)
  4. Add the potatoes, corn, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt, pepper and water to the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours, until the potatoes are soft.
  6. Stir in the shrimp and evaporated milk. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes more.
  7. Just before serving stir in chives and reserved cooked bacon.
Cook's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1-1/3 cups): 279 calories, 7 g fat, 35 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein and *7 Points Plus

Cooking Notes: I used a combination of smoked salmon (4 ounces) and cooked shrimp (8 ounces) instead of all shrimp. It was very good. I also pureed ½ the corn with 1 cup of the water called for before adding it to the pot. I read somewhere that this will make your corn chowders more corny tasting.

Source: Slightly adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked this slow cooker and shrimp chowder, you might also like:
Slow Cooker Turkey Green Chili Chowder
New England Fish Chowder
Tuna Cheddar Chowder
Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup

I used the 4-Quart Insert with my Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Slow Cooker to make this slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder. You can check it out on Amazon:

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  1. GLynis says


    How many servings does the Slow Cooker Shrimp and Corn chowder recipe make? It sounds delicious and perfect for a cold evening. Thanks.

  2. says

    I’ve never thought of doing corn chowder with seafood. I’m not usually a shrimp fan, so I am glad to know it worked well with salmon too. I’m excited to try it out – I wonder if other types of fish would work. I love your crockpot recipes this month!

  3. Leah says

    I love all of your recipes and I can’t wait to try this one! I’m using frozen shrimp and frozen corn and just wondering, should the shrimp or corn be thawed before adding them in?

  4. Kathy Poynor says

    This sounds delicious. I have a similar recipe that is much HEAVIER, and it is awesome. I look forward to reducing the fat and calories by using your version.

  5. sally says

    This is very good. Added a little Old Bay, a pinch of dried peppers and just a touch more salt and this will be made again. I am wondering if shrimp could be substituted with smoked sausage or even ham making this a good base chowder. Thanks.

    • says

      Hi Sally,

      I think both smoked sausage and ham would make delicious substitutions for the shrimp. Love the additions of Old Bay and dried peppers! Thanks for the delicious suggestions!

  6. Marcie says

    This recipe took wayyyy longer to cook for some reason. It was near 5 hours, and the potatoes still weren’t done. Had the right size crock pot and definitely cut them small enough. Ultimately, we ate it sooner than later and it was still very good. Added garlic powder and cayenne pepper for a kick. Would make again, but would plan it differently next time.

    • says

      Thanks for sharing your experience, Marcie. There are lots of variations with crock pot temperatures that can effect cooking times. I may just have one that cooks hotter! Cooking is definitely a process of experimenting and learning what works and what doesn’t :-)

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