Simple Shrimp Chowder

Contributed By: Terry Borden


1/2 cup each chopped onion, celery, carrot and sweet red pepper
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% milk
1/2 pound cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced potatoes, drained
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Additional minced fresh thyme, optional


In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery, carrot and red pepper in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Add the shrimp, potatoes, broth, corn, seafood seasoning and thyme. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. If desired, top with additional minced fresh thyme.

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Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes 5 cups

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