Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe from The Busy Mom's Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso

Sep 24, 2012

Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe from The Busy Mom's Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso

I was super excited when I saw Antonia Lofaso's new cookbook, The Busy Mom's Cookbook, on the new release non-fiction section of my local library's website. I had to request it right away, and was so excited to check out all of the recipes once I brought it home. She was one of my absolute favorites on Top Chef! This cookbook has tons of good recipes and they all seem really easy to make. I wish there were more pictures along with the recipes, but it's still great!

This recipe for Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder immediately caught me eye. The flavors sounded great, and I've been wanting to try some new and different soup recipes. Even better, I had all of the ingredients at home, so it was a no-brainer! This turned out amazing and I am so glad I decided to try it. I really liked how quick and easy it was to make too. This will be added into our menu on a regular basis! Enjoy!!

Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder (print recipe)

What you need:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound ground Italian sausage, without the casing
1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups fresh, canned or thawed frozen corn
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped in thirds
salt and pepper, if desired

In a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil on medium high.  Add the sausage, red and green peppers, onions, salt and pepper. Saute, breaking up sausage into bite sized pieces, until sausage is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium.

Add butter to the pan. After the butter is melted, stir in the flour. There should be enough liquid in the pan for the flour to be completely incorporated. Continue stirring for another minute.

Pour in the milk and chicken stock, stir well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low, and allow chowder to thicken for about 4-5 minutes. Stir in corn and let chowder simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add shrimp and simmer for about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink and curls into itself. Remove from heat and serve!

You can find this great recipe and more in The Busy Mom's Cookbook!

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On the blog...

This recipe was shared at:
Manic Monday at Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
The Ultimate Soup Recipe List at Love Bakes Good Cakes
The Bulletin Board at Mrs Happy Homemaker
Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me with Love
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff
Weekend Potluck at 4 Little Fergusons
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Tasty Thursday at Mandatory Mooch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Wonderful Food Wednesday at @ Home Take 2
Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds
Work it Wednesday at High Heels and Grills
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training


  1. This sounds great, Sheena! Soup is one of my absolute favorite foods - pinned it :)

    1. Soup is my favorite too!! Thanks so much for pinning. You will love this one!

  2. Wow- looks really good.

    Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

  3. Sheena,
    Your Chowder has me drooling, I love Chowder and this looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Awesome chowder!

    New follower from Six Sisters. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can ;) I am hosting Moms Monday Mingle tomorrow evening. Love for you to stop by and link up.
    Julie @ Naptime Review

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Just started following you via GFC! :)

  5. Sheena,
    My hubby will love this recipe. He's the shrimp eater in the family. I'll have to make this just for him. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this on Manic Monday. It looks delish!!

  7. I've made this soup once and it was delicious. I'd like to make it this weekend, but I want to add potatoes to it (for a true "chowder" experience). When do you think I should add the cubed potatoes?

    1. I think if the potatoes are cut into small cubes, they should cook through adding them in with the corn! Thanks for stopping by! :)

    2. Thanks! Good option.


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