Scallop Chowder Recipe

Seafood: Scallops
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Ratings (7)

This rich, traditional scallop chowder recipe uses tender and creamy bay scallops in place of clams. You can have great seafood chowder in less than hour following by preparing this dish.

What You'll Need

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 12 oz. pkg. bay scallops, thawed if frozen
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup fish or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 12 oz. can corn, drained

How to Make It

  1. In a large stockpot, cook bacon until crisp; remove from pan, drain on paper towels, crumble, and set aside. In drippings, place scallops and cook for 3-4 minutes until opaque (8-9 minutes for sea scallops). Remove scallops from the pot and set aside.
  2. In drippings in pot, add onion, potatoes, and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add fish stock and bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 8-10 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, marjoram, pepper, and milk and mix with wire whisk until blended. Add to pot along with drained corn and bring to a simmer. Cook over medium heat for 12 minutes, stirring often until soup has thickened and vegetables are tender.​
  2. Add cooked scallops and simmer for 3-4 minutes until scallops are thoroughly heated.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 651
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 955 mg
Carbohydrates 100 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 29 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)