Shrimp Chowder Recipe

Shrimp Chowder Recipe
Shrimp Chowder Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Category: Sea Food

Cuisine: American

Shrimp Chowder Recipe

We’ve chosen to take advantage of the sales that many grocers are running on peeled, cooked shrimp. Serve this with a crusty French roll, and fresh pears with a wedge of nonfat cheddar cheese for dessert.


  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 quart canned low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14 1/2-ounce can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium thin-skinned potato, scrubbed and cut into thin julienne strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 pound medium peeled and deveined, cooked shrimp
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Bottle of Tabasco sauce, to taste


  1. Lightly coat the bottom of a heavy 2-quart saucepan with the cooking spray. Add the onion, celery and garlic, and sauté over medium heat until vegetables are limp, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes with their juice, potato, and Italian seasoning. Reduce the fire and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp and continue to simmer, uncovered, for another 5 minutes, until shrimps are heated through. Season with pepper.
  3. Ladle into shallow soup bowls. Pass the Tabasco sauce at the table to sprinkle as desired on each serving.


Diabetic exchanges: 3 1/2 very lean protein, 1 1/2 (1 bread/starch, 1 1/2 vegetable)


Nutrition Facts

Shrimp Chowder Recipe

Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 4.6%
Saturated Fat 1.0 5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 227 75.7%
Sodium 33 1.4%
Total Carbohydrate 25 8.3%
Dietary Fiber 3 12%
Protein 30
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.