Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder
4.27 from 26 votes

Slow Cooker Corn & Shrimp Chowder Recipe

This easy, healthy and delicious slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder was a big hit when I made it recently.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 279
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 ounces cooked and peeled small shrimp
  • 12 ounces 2% evaporated milk
  • Chopped chives


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 3-1/2- to 4-Quart.
  • In a small skillet, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain the bacon and set it aside.
  • Add the chopped onions to the bacon drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring often, just until they soften.
  • 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.)
  • Add the potatoes, corn, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt, pepper and water to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours, until the potatoes are soft.
  • Stir in the shrimp and evaporated milk. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes more.
  • Just before serving stir in chives and reserved cooked bacon.

Recipe 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 1/2 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.
Serving size: 1-1/3 cups
8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Corn & Shrimp Chowder Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/3 cups)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder with seafood, crock pot corn chowder