Christmas Eve Oyster Stew Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

Christmas Eve Oyster Stew

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"My spiced-up version of our family's tradition. We served this traditional Christmas Eve dish along with clam dip and cranberry- or Russian-spiced tea."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the onion in the melted butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Pour the oysters with their juices into the pot and bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Add the milk, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder; stir. Allow the soup to cook until heated completely through, 5 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2009

I've used this same recipe for years with one change. I do add one Tablespoon of flour after the onion is cooked before adding the milk and seasonings. This is a really wonderful recipe - simple and delicious. Oh and I use the white Worchester Sauce rather than the dark.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2011

Very Bland to me. I love oyster stew but have never tried making it before. This is missing something but because i have not made prior I could not put my finger on it.

Sep 22, 2009

I also added in leftover broccoli, diced baked potatos, carrots juliened and left over spinach leaves and a can of mushooms. Really turned out good and smelled delicious.

Dec 22, 2010

Like Mom's when I was growing up.

Aug 01, 2011

Super easy to make and pretty delicious, just a little too much Worcestershire sauce for me. I would maybe use 1 T next time instead of 2.

Nov 04, 2009

I did not care for this recipe.

Nov 01, 2012

I made this for my family to try on Christmas Eve night and all my siblings loved it, even the one who criticizes my cooking. I think they loved it mostly because I substituted oysters with muscles. I did that because that was all we had, and I wanted to use them up.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

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

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