Louisiana Bayou Chowder


Introducing one of our favorite shrimp recipes of all time: seafood chowder. This homemade shrimp chowder is also stuffed with andouille sausage for extra flavor and spice.

Louisiana Bayou Chowder
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 cups


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • ½ cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup sliced fresh okra or one 10-ounce package frozen sliced okra

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 12 ounce cooked Andouille sausage or smoked sausage, sliced

  • 1 pound fresh peeled, deveined medium shrimp, rinsed and patted dry

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  1. For roux, in a heavy Dutch oven stir together flour and oil until smooth. Cook and stir constantly over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until the roux is dark reddish-brown.

  2. Stir in onion, celery, green and red sweet pepper, and garlic into roux. Cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add broth, okra, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in sausage; heat through. Add shrimp, rice, green onions, and heavy cream; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring frequently.


To Editor: I have ranged number of servings since I'm estimating yield, but I know your test kitchen will adjust. Also, I predict a few of these will need added salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

488 Calories
33g Fat
22g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 957mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 40mg 200%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 552mg 12%
Folate, total 69.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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