Thursday, April 28, 2022

Corn and Crab Chowder Recipe

Corn and Crab Chowder Recipe

After doing a little research, I came upon a recipe for corn and crab chowder from Cooking Light that looked promising. I adapted the recipe quite a bit to make it work with the ingredients I had on hand, and I also took the liberty of adding bacon to the equation. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

This chowder calls for frozen corn, which means you aren’t limited to the few months of the summer that fresh corn is in season, though I’m sure it’d be fantastic in here. From start to finish, the recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes so it’s a perfect low maintenance weeknight dinner idea. Oh, and did I mention it’s crazy delicious? The combination of the bacon, crab, corn, and potatoes was pure comfort food in my book – super flavorful and really filling too. Even though I’d eaten the chowder for lunch several days in a row, I was honestly a little bummed when it was gone!

By Tracey

Corn and Crab Chowder

heavily adapted from Cooking Light


  • 2 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (16 oz) package frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 cup half-and-half, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) red-skinned potato, washed and cut into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk (I used 1%)
  • 8 oz lump crab meat


Set a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crisp, stirring occasionally, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the pot.

Add the jalapeno, onion, salt, pepper, and sugar to the reserved bacon fat in the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened. Stir in the corn kernels and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer 3/4 cup of the corn mixture from the pan to your blender and add 3/4 cup of the half-and-half as well. Blend until smooth then set aside. Add the potatoes to the pan and cook for 1 minute then mix in the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the potatoes are nearly fork tender.

Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup half-and-half and the flour together together in a small bowl until well combined. Add to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute, or until the chowder thickens slightly. Return the pureed corn mixture to the pan along with the milk and crab meat. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve bowls of the chowder garnished with the reserved bacon.

(Note: I thought the leftovers reheated incredibly well. I just added a little more chicken broth and set the pot over low heat until it was warmed through.)

Corn and Crab Chowder Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin