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Instant Pot Seafood Chowder

This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food.  You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make!

This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food. You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! #seafoodchowder #instantpotrecipe #seafoodrecipe #comfortfood #chowder #souprecipe
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When the weather requires a sweater, I love to warm things up by diving into Instant Pot Seafood Chowder!  Chock full of seafood, spices, and potatoes, this soup will fill you up with tasty goodness.  What’s even better, it is SO simple to make and only takes a short amount of time to prepare. Hearty and healthy, this is a MUST try!

💕 Why you’ll love this Instant Pot Seafood Chowder

This recipe for Instant Pot Seafood Chowder reminds me of the chunky, hearty, creamy chowders you get in Maine and the upper northeast.  Those can be quite heavy though.  Without losing that taste and texture, this chowder is a bit healthier than those much more cream-heavy ones.

Whenever I make this there are no leftovers. In my house no leftovers means the meal was good! Other meals where we have no leftovers is my Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole, my Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese and my Homemade Shepherd’s Pie. After you’ve made this Seafood Chowder, you may want to come back and try these too 😉

This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food. You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! #seafoodchowder #instantpotrecipe #seafoodrecipe #comfortfood #chowder #souprecipe

👉 Tips and Notes on Making this Instant Pot Seafood Chowder

  • Potatoes provide quite a bit of starch and to help it thicken it
  • Pre-chopped frozen onions saves on chopping time
  • Corn adds a touch of sweetness, but any extra vegetables you need to use up, can also be added. Mushrooms, peppers, or peas all make great additions.
  • You can add any kind of seafood into this chowder recipe; lobster, crab, salmon…  just be mindful of cooking time so your seafood doesn’t overcook!

More Easy Instant Pot Recipes to Enjoy:

Recipe for Seafood Chowder made in the Instant Pot

This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food. You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! #seafoodchowder #instantpotrecipe #seafoodrecipe #comfortfood #chowder #souprecipe

Instant Pot Seafood Chowder

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food. You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 5 cups seafood broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 8 oz white fish cut into chunks, cod/salmon/tilapia/haddock
  • 8 oz scallops
  • 12 oz shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6.5 ounce chopped clams canned, drained
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon parsley

Instructions

  1. Saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour, Old Bay seasoning and thyme and saute 2-3 minutes.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients EXCEPT cream and seafood in the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  3. Pressure cook on manual for 5 minutes, natural pressure release about 10 minutes. Then, blend about half the soup using an immersion blender (or just scoop it into your upright blender then return to Instant Pot).
  4. Add heavy cream and seafood, then continue cooking on saute mode, uncovered, for about another 10 minutes (stirring frequently), until heated through and meat has reached a safe temperature (145 °F for fish and shellfish). Do not boil.
  5. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 763mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 36g

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This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food. You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! #seafoodchowder #instantpotrecipe #seafoodrecipe #comfortfood #chowder #souprecipe
This instant pot Seafood Chowder is rich and hearty, super filling and a total comfort food. You’ll wow everyone with this simple Seafood Chowder recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! #seafoodchowder #instantpotrecipe #seafoodrecipe #comfortfood #chowder #souprecipe

Suzanne

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Is it a must that I blend 1/2 the soup in my blender or can I forgo that step? Need to know, as I'm making this in an hour or so... :)

Janice - Salads for Lunch

Monday 18th of October 2021

Hi Suzanne, Sorry about the delay in my response. I have always blended it, as it adds thickness. What did you end up doing? How did it turn out?

Tara Elias

Saturday 28th of August 2021

I make this every few weeks

Glad to know I can freeze as I always make way too much When I was in Ireland I searched for a good seafood chowder - none Then in USA - none

Im sure there are lovely ones there but I just didn’t know where to go

Came back to Australia looked up Instant Pot seafood chowder and boom I found yours and went online for the Old Bay seasoning. It is exactly what I was craving for all those years. So delicious thank you so much ❤️

Kevin Bent

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

How much old bay seasoning?

Janice - Salads for Lunch

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

1 teaspoon.

Uonim

Monday 5th of April 2021

I've made it twice. Once for just two of us. The next time for 9 family members. Everyone has loved it. I'm making it again tomorrow for another couple.

Janice - Salads for Lunch

Monday 5th of April 2021

Amazing! Thank you for letting me know, I greatly appreciate the feedback!

Austin

Saturday 27th of February 2021

Verrrry yummy. We used just scallops (what we had), but it was on POINT. Served with cheddar biscuits.

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