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Best Oyster Chowder Ever Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Best Oyster Chowder Ever

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"You can make an oyster chowder in the middle of the desert with this recipe and you will be in the middle of the ocean with delight."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook oysters and reserved liquid in a skillet over medium heat until edges curl, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  2. Combine onion, potato, broccoli, water, and corn in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain vegetables and reserve liquid.
  3. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Stir flour into melted butter until smooth, about 1 minute. Slowly pour reserved vegetable water and milk into butter-flour mixture; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add oysters and vegetables to milk mixture and cook over medium-low heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • If using fresh oysters, save and use that liquid.
  • Omit salt if using canned oysters.

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 16, 2013

Delicious! I used more of all the veggies than called for (except the onion), so I doubled the cooking water to 2 cups and that worked out great. I used canned oysters, and was very happy with how tender and flavorful they were. The recipe didn't specify when to add the liquid from the oysters, so I just added it when I added the veggie cooking liquid and milk. Season with salt and pepper, and all of the flavors come together beautifully. This is a very tasty, simple soup, that I will be making again and again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Oct 05, 2014

Good stuff!! I added 1 1/2 cup water to vegetables. Plus 1/3 cup crimini mushrooms,chopped.And since I didn't have enough oysters I added 8 oz of freshly caught fresh water striped bass,cubed.Many possibilities to this base creamy chowdah??


4 Ratings

Jul 06, 2015

I made this yesterday. Even my 8-year old grandson loved it! I used 1 cup heavy cream and 2 cups milk. Instead of frozen corn I cut fresh corn off the cob. My son suggested next time I should add pieces of cooked bacon. Yum!

Dec 31, 2014

Wow!!! What a great recipe. I happened to have carrots and celery so added both in addition to the other veggies. Had to ad an extra cup of water to cook them in, but it worked nicely into the soup! The vegetable water just makes the soup so tasty. This is now our Oyster Chowder Recipe!!!


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  • Calories
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 363 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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