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Lobster Chowder

Thick, rich, chunky, and delicious, this easy Lobster Chowder is better than what most restaurant's serve! So good and so easy, make a batch today!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Seafood, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chowder, creamy soup, lobster, lobster chowder, seafood soup, soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 cups lobster stock
  • 1 1/2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup corn niblets
  • 2 cups lobster meat diced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Fry the bacon in a large soup pot over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes, then set the bacon aside for another use. You only need the bacon fat.
  • Add the butter to the bacon fat then saute the onions, carrots, and celery until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and Old Bay seasoning and cook an additional minute.
  • Deglaze the pan with white wine and let most of it evaporate.
  • Turn off the heat and whisk in the flour, then slowly add the lobster stock whisking until smooth.
  • Turn the heat back to low, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until just tender. Then, add the corn and lobster chunks.
  • Stir in the cream, season with salt and pepper, and heat through.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • Save lobster shells in the freezer until you have enough to make stock, then make the stock and freeze it for easy soup making all year long.
  • Don't boil the lobster meat or it'll get tough and chewy. Add it at the end of the cooking time and heat it through.
  • Save a bit of claw meat for a pretty garnish.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to your chowder if you like it a bit spicy.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3329IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg