Corn Chowder with Sausage and Shrimp

Thick and creamy, this Corn Chowder with Sausage and Shrimp is loaded with peppers, onion and has tons of flavor! This comfort food soup is great for a weeknight dinner.

a ladle scooping chowder from a pot.

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chowder in two soup bowls with a napkin and spoons on the side.

This recipe was photographed and updated 3/2024.

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Shopping list:

  • olive oil
  • ground Italian sausage
  • green bell pepper
  • red bell pepper
  • onion
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • milk
  • chicken broth
  • fresh, canned or thawed frozen corn
  • raw shrimp
  • salt and pepper, if desired

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. 

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! It's not the most pretty looking soup, but it definitely makes up for it in flavor. I really liked how quick and easy it was to make too. This will be added into our menu on a regular basis!

If you're a fan of chowder, try this Instant Pot Cheesy Bacon and Corn Chowder or Cheesy Southwest Vegetable Chowder!

Keep scrolling for the full printable recipe 💙

chowder in a white cooking pot.

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • diced jalapeno pepper
  • shredded carrots
  • cooked and diced chicken breast
  • garlic olive oil
  • cooked and crumbled bacon
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • diced potatoes
  • cubed ham
  • minced garlic

Recipe tips:

  • Fresh corn cut from the cob would be the best, but canned and frozen are great during the off season.
  • Make sure to use raw shrimp. Cooked shrimp will become rubbery from overcooking in this chowder.
  • Do onions make you cry when chopping them? Try chilling them in the refrigerator first.

Corn Chowder with Sausage and Shrimp in a white bowl.
Yield 6 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
45 Min
Total time
55 Min

Corn Chowder with Sausage and Shrimp


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 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 broth
  • 2 cups fresh, canned or thawed frozen corn
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped in thirds
  • salt and pepper, if desired


  1. In a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil on medium high. Add the sausage, green and red peppers, and onion. Saute, breaking up sausage into bite sized pieces, until sausage is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium.
  2. 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.
  3. Continue stirring for another minute. Pour in the milk and chicken broth, stir well and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low, and allow chowder to thicken for about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in corn and let chowder simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp and simmer for about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink and curls into itself.
  7. Add salt and pepper, if needed.
  8. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Facts




37.08 g

Sat. Fat

12.81 g


16.77 g


1.04 g

Net carbs

15.72 g


3.98 g


25.23 g


1641.26 mg


170.75 mg

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a spoon scooping chowder from a white bowl.

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  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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