Crockpot Oyster Stew

Oyster stew
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  • Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
459 Calories
29g Fat
37g Carbs
14g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Oyster stew is a traditional Christmas Eve recipe. This version is easily made in your crockpot, so you can wrap gifts, decorated the Christmas tree, or just sit and relax while it cooks.


  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 pints fresh oysters OR 2 (8 oz.) cans whole oysters, drained, reserving liquid
  • 1 teaspoon. salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

Steps to Make It

  1. In 4 quart crockpot, combine milk, onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and thawed potatoes and cook, covered, on high for 1-1/2 hours.

  2. Toward ​the end of this cooking time, in large heavy saucepan, melt butter and add oysters with liquid. Simmer on low until edges of oysters curl, about 4-5 minutes. Add salt and Worcestershire sauce to the oysters and stir well. Add oyster mixture to crockpot, cover, and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with chives and serve.