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Chowderfest – Supper Club Competition Theme & Recipes

Are you ready for a Supper Club Chowderfest Theme? It’s a fun recipe cook-off with six delicious chowder recipes.

Our Virtual Supper Club is changing our theme this month by hosting a Chowderfest competition. You’ll see six different recipes and choose which is your favorite or which sounds the best based on the recipe.

All you need to do to vote is leave your favorite in the comments below. We will announce the winner in our weekly roundup next week.

Whether you like a vegetarian chowder or one filled with seafood, we have something that will appeal to everyone.

Is Chowder Soup?

Most people agree that chowder is a form of soup, however it’s thicker.

Soup can be anything from liquid to chunky but chowder is almost always defined by a hearty, creamy, and chunky broth.

What is Supper Club?

If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain, and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended last year, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

We choose a theme for our dinner tables each month, which we post on the 4th Thursday of each month.

This month’s theme is unique because we don’t have a full menu but a Chowderfest Competition.

The tables were fantastic this month: if you missed them, be sure to take a look here.

Tablescape for Supper Club.  5 Rustic Table Setting Ideas for the dinner table.  Farmhouse
Chowderfest Supper Club Rustic Dinner Table Setting

What is a Chowderfest Competition?

So let’s get this Chowderfest Supper Club competition started.

Since this is a virtual competition, you’ll have to use your imagination. However, if this were a live, in-person event, you’d be getting a little taste of each recipe and voting for your favorite.

Have you ever just read a recipe, and your mouth begins to water?

Well, today’s voting will be based on how good you think the recipes sound. So let’s get started!

Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe

By: Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse

This month, I chose a smoked salmon chowder recipe because I’m not a huge chowder fan. I know, sigh!!!

This recipe is thick and hearty but without all the rich cream sauce many recipes include.

However, if you like rich sauces, you will still love this recipe. Although my husband likes all chowders, he also loves this recipe, so it’s perfect for us.

He also loves to smoke salmon, so I let him do that part. If you don’t have a smoker, you can cook the salmon on a grill and add liquid smoke to create that yummy smokey flavor.

Smoked Salmon was added to the soup mixture.  Hearty and delicious recipe.

The recipe is hearty and thick but without the heavy cream that’s too rich for my taste. It is perfectly paired with these Sweet Corn Bread Muffins.

I’m also sharing the recipe card again at the end of this post.

Smoked Salmon Chowder - Supper Club Recipe

Easy Corn Chowder

By: Stacy Ling Bricks N Blooms

If you are looking for a vegetarian chowder recipe, Stacy’s yummy corn chowder recipe is for you.

This easy corn chowder recipe takes less than an hour to prepare and tastes so good. From the creamy freshness of the corn to the bits of bacon and spicy jalapeños, this soup has a slight kick with layers of yummy flavor.

This recipe is perfect if you don’t care for seafood chowder. Be sure to look at Stacy’s full recipe.

Corn Chowder for a vegetarian option at the supper Club.

Sweet Potato Clam Chowder Recipe

By: Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm

If you are looking for a healthy soup recipe, look no further.

This Chowder Recipe is perfect for a cold winter day. It’s easy to make, plus gluten-free and dairy free.

Renae loves to entertain, and I’d love to be a guest when she’s serving this yummy-sounding chowder.

See full Sweet Potato Clam Chowder Recipe.

Sweet Potato and Clam Chowder Recipe for a Seafood Inspired Chowderfest Supper Club Theme.

Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder

By: Jen at Midwest Life and Style

We realize that everyone isn’t a seafood fan, and Jen is sharing a delicious-looking Chicken & Corn Chowder Recipe.

With tender bits of chicken and loads of hearty vegetables, this creamy chicken and corn chowder is the best comfort food for a chilly fall or winter day.

The full recipe is filled with lots of cheesy goodness.

Chicken & Corn Chowder Recipe for the Chowderfest Supper Club Competition.

Healthy Crab & Corn Chowder Recipe

By: Anne & AnnMarie at Simply 2 Moms

If you love crab chowder but not the fat, then you’ll love Anne’s version of Crab and Corn Chowder. It features lots of veggies and just 5 grams of fat per serving.

Anne and AnnMarie are known for their gluten-free recipes, and this one offers dairy-free substitutions.

I can’t wait to try it. Be sure to read the full recipe here.

Healthy Crab and Corn Chowder Recipe for the Chowderfest Supper Club

Roasted Corn & Shrimp Chowder Recipe

By: Michele at Vintage Home Designs

Michele is sharing a crockpot chowder recipe, and I can imagine all the yummy flavors slowly blending.

You will love this creamy chowder filled with delicious roasted corn right off the grill, along with potatoes and shrimp. Perfect for chilly weather and fall get-togethers.

Don’t miss the full recipe.

Roasted Corn and Shrimp Chowder recipe can be made in the crock pot.

That completes our competition.

Now it’s time to vote for your favorite sounding Chowder Recipe. Please leave a message in my comment below.

Yield: 6 servings

Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe

Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe

Easy to make smoked salmon, potato and creamed corn hearty chowder recipe.

Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 lb. fresh smoked salmon
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups red potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • Dried Dill Weed (approx. 3 tsp. )
  • 4-5 Strips of Cooked Bacon
  • Old Bay Seasoning


  1. Salt and Pepper Salmon
  2. Smoke for 2 1/2 hour at 225 degrees
  3. Time may vary depending on thickness of salmon
  4. Place bacon in microwave between paper towels and cook until crispy
  5. Crumble Bacon
  6. Set both salmon and bacon aside to begin making Chowder
  7. Place butter, onions and garlic in large soup pot and sauté until onion is soft.
  8. Add potatoes, broth, evaporated milk, creamed corn, salt, pepper and dill weed.
  9. Allow to come to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat and cook until potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened.
  11. Add Bacon Crumbles and shredded Cheese
  12. Break Salmon into bite size pieces and add to mixture.
  13. Stir and allow to simmer for approx. 10 minutes.
  14. Adjust seasoning as desired.
  15. Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning across the top of each bowl to taste
  16. Serve with corn bread or in a bread bowl.


If you don't have a smoker, liquid smoke can be added to salmon prepared on a grill.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 550Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 94mgSodium 2640mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 3gSugar 12gProtein 34g

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Friday 7th of October 2022

Can I vote for 2? Lol They all are interesting chowder recipes, but I definitely want to try your smoked salmon chowder and Jen's creamy chicken corn chowder.


Saturday 8th of October 2022

Bonnie, You can vote for as many as you want. Thanks for stopping by and voting.


Thursday 6th of October 2022

As delicious as they all sound, I'll vote for the chicken and corn chowder. Yum!


Saturday 8th of October 2022

Great choice.


Monday 26th of September 2022

They all sound so good, Rachel! We're constantly looking for easy and hearty recipes this time of year. Pinning right now so I can make them. They all look amazing but if I had to choose one I would pick your smoked salmon recipe! Hugs, CoCo


Monday 26th of September 2022

Thanks so much CoCo.


Sunday 25th of September 2022

Rachel these recipes all sound amazing! I can't wait to make your salmon version!


Monday 26th of September 2022

Stacy, I hope you like it.

Wendy McMonigle

Saturday 24th of September 2022

They all sound delicious, but my vote is for Chicken corn chowder.


Monday 26th of September 2022

Wendy, Thanks for your vote.

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