Crab and Corn Chowder Recipe

crab and corn chowder
Recipe for crab and corn chowder

Recipe for Crab and Corn Chowder – Photos by Edward M. Fielding

Crab and corn chowder recipe:

  • 1 russet potato, peeled and cube

  • 4 or 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained or fresh if you live in near the coast

  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional but why not live a little?)

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook  potato cubes
  2. Cook bacon over medium heat until heated through, and add chopped onions. Cook and stir until onions are clear. Stir in crab meat and parsley flakes. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large stock pot over low heat. Whisk in flour until mixture becomes creamy and takes on a eggshell color. Continue to cook for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine. Dissolve chicken bouillon in milk; when the flour mixture is crumbly, slowly whisk in the milk. Mix well in order to eliminate all lumps.
  4. When the mixture is creamy and hot, stir in bacon mixture, cubed potatoes, and creamed corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. For a variation add 2 tablespoons curry powder after adding the wine to the flour mixture, and substitute cooked, cubed chicken for the bacon.

Suggested stock images to use with this recipe or any recipe with creamy soup or chowders:

Chowder stock photograph
Stock photograph from Dogford Studios of Creamy Crab and Corn Chowder