Shrimp Chowder Recipe

This Shrimp and Kale Chowder is light on calories but big on taste and nutrients! After you try it, this may be the only Shrimp Chowder Recipe you will ever need!
Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Julie Wunder


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 6 cups kale chopped and stems removed
  • 2 cups new potatoes cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound 41-50 count raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 64 oz vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon old bay
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk half & half or heavy cream


  1. In a large soup pan, over medium-high heat, sauté the carrots, celery and onion in the olive oil 3-5 minutes or until softened. Season with half of the salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the broth over the softened vegetables and add the kale, potatoes, garlic, bay leaf, old bay and the rest of the salt and pepper. Bring the pot to a boil and cover.
  3. Reduce pot to medium heat and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Take the cover off pot and add the shrimp. Allow the shrimp to cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the milk (or half & half or cream.) Simmer for 5 more minutes.
  6. Serve with crusty bread!

Recipe Notes

This recipe will be light and healthy if you use the 2% milk. If you want a more rich flavor add the half & half or heavy cream.