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Oyster and Spinach Chowder

Oyster and Spinach Chowder


"This is my take on the oyster stew that my mom used to make when I was a child. I kind of gussied it up a bit by adding some fresh veggies, thickening the soup, and adding cheese."
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40 m servings 169 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the chopped onion, green onion, and mushrooms until tender. Stir in the spinach a handful at a time and cook to wilt.
  2. Whisk together 2 cups of milk with the flour in a small bowl. Pour into saucepan, and add remaining milk and chicken broth. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir in undrained oysters and cheese. Cook, stirring often, until cheese has melted.

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  1. 31 Ratings

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I loved this recipe although I did make a few changes, I used 2 lbs of fresh oysters and added a 1/2 lb of bacon (chopped and fried crispy) I double the sauce and used Heavy Whipping cream inste...

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A good recipe base that needs some extra touches to bring it from blah to great. Next time, I'll try bacon,Old Bay or something--anything--to give it a little more flavor.

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I loved this recipe although I did make a few changes, I used 2 lbs of fresh oysters and added a 1/2 lb of bacon (chopped and fried crispy) I double the sauce and used Heavy Whipping cream inste...

I grew up with oyster stew that was simply milk, butter and oysters... and is still a favorite. This is a new dimension... very tasty, very different but still showcasing the oyster flavor. I ...

Excellent recipe! I used some 1/2 & 1/2 to make a little creamier and used Paula Deens house seasoning. This one's a keeper.

This was a really simple soup to make. Half way through cooking, I realized I had a can of clams instead of oysters but used it anyways. Still turned out great! I will try it with oysters next t...

The spinach and mushrooms give this a classy appearance and adds a bit of elegance to the dinner table. In the taste deparment it falls flat, and in my opinion, really can't stand on it's own. ...

Use some Extra Sharp White Cheddar and Real Cream YUM! (the x-sharp white melts like silk no clumping) No its not for the weight watcher but if your cooking for company GO FOR THE FLAVOR! Need s...

Very Tasty. I put leftovers in the freezer, they were good too as leftovers.

Excellent! Being a clam lover, I am not too fond of oysters but this was terrific. I will make this again. I may try it with clams the next time. Just a personal preference. They are "meatier." ...

Excellent. Don't be afraid to try it. It sounds crazy putting spinach with oyster stew but it was awesome. My husband grew up with fresh oyster stew and he is 65 now and loves the stuff. He had...

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