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6 Chowder Recipes To Try For a Chowder Cook-Off Party

Looking for a delicious new recipe for chowder? Check out these six tempting chowder recipes! Perfect for a fall or winter dinner.

If you’re like us, then you enjoy a good soup or chowder when the weather turns cooler.

Honestly, I could eat soup any time of the year!

But a rich chowder is definitely a cool weather meal for me.

What’s the difference between a soup and a chowder?

It’s all in the ingredients and how they’re cooked.

Technically, chowders are a kind of soup with a creamy, thick broth filled with chunks of meat, vegetables, and potatoes.

There are so many kinds of delicious chowder recipes!

If you’re looking for a unique idea for a dinner party, why not host a Chowder Cook-Off with your friends?

We did exactly that with some of our best blogging friends.

We want to get you involved too! Be sure to vote for which recipe you want to try the most by leaving a comment at the end of the post.

One of us will get to walk away with bragging rights if we win!

We’ll announce the winner in our Friday Favorite’s post at the end of the week.

Welcome to our Virtual Dinner Club!

We joined up with four of our blogging friends to create a virtual dinner club back in the beginning of 2021.

Each month we invite a guest host to join in our fun!

Every month we choose a new theme.

On the last Thursday of each month we all share ideas for creating a tablescape for that theme. AnnMarie is the tablescape queen over here at Simply2Moms!

Usually, we each share a recipe for the theme to create an entire menu.

But this month we decided to do something a little different.

To help you get ready for fall and winter cooking, we’re each sharing our favorite chowder recipe.

Collage of six different bowls of different chowder recipes for a cook off.

Don’t they all look so yummy?

Be sure to check out all of our virtual dinner club tablescapes and menus!

Consider This a Chowder Fest!

If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.

AnnMarie and Anne from Simply2Moms holding champagne flutes for New Year's Eve

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read more about us and our families over here.

But that’s enough about us!

Let’s take a look at all these tempting chowder recipes.

Healthy Crab and Corn Chowder

White stoneware crock of healthy crab corn chowder sitting on a linen napkin with a spoon beside the crock and a bowl of oyster crackers.

Want a delicious, creamy chowder, but with less fat?

Then this is the recipe for you!

I combine sweet corn and crab with lots of veggies to make a tasty healthy chowder.

You’re never gonna believe how I thicken it up without any flour!

Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe

Rustic blue and brown pottery bowl of smoked salmon chowder on a matching plate with a folded napkin between the bowl and plate.

Our friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is sharing her Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe today.

I’ll bet the rich smoked salmon flavors blend amazingly with the creamed corn, bacon, and cheese that are stirred into this hearty chowder recipe!

This is definitely on my recipe list to try soon.

Easy Corn Chowder Recipe

Two brown stoneware crocks of corn chowder garnished with green onions from Stacy Ling.

Stacy, our friend from Bricks’n’Blooms has an Easy Corn Chowder Recipe for you to try.

I love the idea of serving it with all these yummy toppings!

Have you ever topped your chowder with cheese and bacon?!

The Best Roasted Corn and Shrimp Chowder Crockpot Recipe

White mug with handle filled with roasted corn chowder sitting on a white plate with a striped napkin beside it.

We love crockpot recipes, and Michele from Vintage Home Designs has a delicious one we can’t wait to try: The Best Roasted Corn and Shrimp Chowder Crockpot Recipe.

I mean, roasted corn and shrimp?

It’s got to be scrumptious!

The Best Sweet Potato Clam Chowder Recipe

White soup tureen of sweet potato clam chowder on a kitchen island with paper-wrapped mini baguettes.

I’ve never thought to use sweet potatoes in a chowder recipe, have you?

Our friend Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm is an amazing cook (she even has a clean eating cookbook!) and her recipe for The Best Sweet Potato Clam Chowder Recipe has got me inspired to try something new.

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

Black stoneware bowl of chicken corn chowder with a spoon from Midwest Life and Style.

I always love the recipe ideas Jen from Midwest Life and Style shares!

I’m looking forward to giving her Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder recipe a try.

Talk about the perfect comfort food, right?!

Now that you’ve seen all six recipes, which ones do you want to try?

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite(s) below!

If you’re like us and want to try them all, then get your friends involved and host a Chowder Cook-Off of your own.

Do you have a different kind of chowder recipe that you love to make? If so, tell me about it in the comments below.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me.

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