Chowder & Stew

Stews and chowders are filling, economical, and often take very little time to assemble. There is a range of recipes, too, including clam chowder, beef stew, and oyster stew, as well as more unusual takes. Cook your way through our chowder and stew recipes for flavorful dinners all year long. We collected our best beef stew recipes for you to try, from the traditional stew you know and love to new ethnic-inspired flavor twists. Seafood is the basis for many stew recipes, including red and white clam chowders and farmhouse chowder. We have recipes for both, along with suggestions for sides to round out dinnertime offerings. Oyster stew is a holiday favorite, so we devoted an entire guide on how to make oyster stew. We'll walk you through step-by-step instructions with photos for a deliciously seasoned oyster stew you'll be proud to serve to a crowd. Most stews are considered fall and winter menu offerings, but corn and crab chowder is a true summertime treat. We offer you several seasonal ideas to serve with it, too.

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Andouille and Shrimp Gumbo

Transport to the Cajun South with a steamy bowl of gumbo. French andouille sausage is a spicy smoked sausage popular in Cajun dishes like gumbo, and jambalaya. Look for pork or chicken andouille. Or use any type of sausage you like.

Moroccan Chicken and Cauliflower Stew

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What's it going to be? Pressure cooker stew or slow cooker stew? This North African-inspired recipe can be made in either handy appliance.

Oven Beef and Barley Stew

Although this looks like a traditional beef stew recipe, it's not made like one. While the beef braises in the oven, the carrots, mushrooms, and onions roast on a sheet pan alongside for a caramelized flavor.

Corn and Potato Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

Radishes' peppery bite plays well with the subtle heat of this chile-flecked stew. So, even though they're optional, we recommend them.

Fast or Slow New England Style Clam Chowder

When it only takes 5 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker, you'll never want to buy the canned stuff again. If you've got time to spare, make this delicious clam chowder in your slow cooker.

Fast or Slow Seafood Cioppino

This Italian-American stew is the ultimate comfort food for seafood lovers. Instead of standing over the stove, we've got an easy multicooker or slow cooker version to fit your schedule.
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Spicy Shrimp Tom Yum Soup

Originating in Thailand, this soup is a hot and sour bowlful of local ingredients like Thai chili peppers and lemongrass. These are available in Asian markets, but we have swaps that are easier to find in a pinch.

Brazilian Fish Stew

Peppers, coconut milk, tomatoes, and flaky chunks of fish make up the base of this rich, full-bodied soup from South America. Local chile peppers, plantains, and various deep-sea delicacies like squid traditionally make the cut, but we kept it weeknight-possible by going with easy-to-find cod.

Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

This hearty pot of stew develops a delicious flavor from simmering the broth with the bone-in chicken.