Soups, Stews, & Chowders

6 Favorite Chowder Recipes

In need of a new good chowdah? From clam to corn to lobster, there’s something for everyone with these six favorite New England chowder recipes.

By Yankee Magazine

Sep 26 2022


New England Clam Chowder from Chatham Pier Fish Restaurant.

Photo Credit : Kristin Teig
Here in New England, it seems we can never have enough chowder recipes. From clam to corn to fish to lobster to…well, just about anything you can think of, we’ll toss it into a kettle and call it supper. Need some new chowder inspiration? These six classic chowder recipes should do the trick.

6 Classic New England Chowder Recipes

Favorite Chowder Recipes
Lobster lovers will swoon for this Seafood Chowder with Lobster.
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Seafood Chowder with Lobster

The rich seafood chowder recipe—one of six “chowdahs” on the menu at Newick’s Lobster House in Dover, New Hampshire —is such a hit that it has to be made off-site. Insiders know to ask for it with lobster.
Favorite Chowder Recipes
Rich and creamy New England Clam Chowder straight from Chatham Pier Fish Restaurant.
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Classic New England Clam Chowder

Fresh, flavorful, and thick with clams and potatoes, this classic New England clam chowder recipe from Chatham Pier Fish Market is a keeper.
Favorite Chowder Recipes
Many appreciate the lighter texture of Rhode Island Clear Broth Clam Chowder.
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Clear-Broth Clam Chowder

This rich broth of this clear broth clam chowder from Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, is loaded with potatoes, bacon, and either cherry-stones or quahogs.
Favorite Chowder Recipes
Dick Bridges’ Lobster Chowder. Just add saltine crackers!
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Dick Bridges’ Lobster Chowder

This delicious recipe for lobster from “Best Cook” Dick Bridges chowder yields a rosy red broth that’s loaded with lobster chunks and potatoes.
Favorite Chowder Recipes
Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder makes fine use of fresh summer produce.
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Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

This hearty corn and sweet potato chowder from Chef Christopher Prosperi of Metro Bis in Simsbury, Connecticut makes optimum use of fresh summer corn, sweet potatoes, a little garlic, and cream.
Manhattan Clam Chowder with Spicy Sausage from The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room.
Warming, hearty Manhattan Clam Chowder with Spicy Sausage.
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Manhattan Clam Chowder with Spicy Sausage

This recipe for Manhattan clam chowder with spicy sausage from The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room in Waterbury, Vermont, is the perfect antidote to a chilly New England day. What are some of your favorite chowder recipes? This post was first published in 2014 and has been updated.