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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.5
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.1 mg
  • Sodium: 918.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 11.5 g

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Crab & Red Pepper Chowder

Submitted by: AETERNE

Number of Servings: 4


    2 medium red bell peppers, sliced
    1 rib of celery, finely chopped
    8 oz. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    3/4 c. water
    2 c. nonfat milk
    12 oz. crabmeat
    1 cup corn (thawed if using frozen)
    1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (green and white parts)
    1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
    1/2 c. fresh parsley, snipped
    3 Tbsp. light tub margarine
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


Heat a large stockpot over medium-high. Spray lightly with Pam and cook bell peppers and celery 3-4 minutes or until the peppers are tender-crisp.

Add the potatoes and water. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 8 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Increase heat to medium. Stir in the milk. Mash the soup lightly with a potato masher to thicken slightly.

Stir in the crabmeat, corn, scallions, and Old Bay. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes to absorb flavors.

Makes 4 1.5-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GYPZYE.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Look for Old Bay near the seafood in your grocery store. Can't wait to try this! - 1/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very delicious and surprisingly easy to make. I wanted to make this because I had something similar in a restaurant--this one was better! - 8/4/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night and loved it. It was delicious, easy to make, and perfect for being cozy on the couch on a cold and rainy night! My boyfriend voted this a repeat dinner. - 10/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! This will absolutley be a regular in our house. - 9/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy, very tasty, and with the red peppers and parsley, looks great too! We will definitely make this again. - 2/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would really like to make this recipe, but I can't find Old Bay seasoning. What's in it? What can I use as a substitute? - 1/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A very tasty and filling meal by itself! It's got a wonderful blend of flavors and textures that work well together. - 7/24/07

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  • This was easy to change to meat my dietary needs (switched cauliflower for the potatoes, coconut milk for the cows milk, Ghee for the margarine, and omitted the corn) Turned out well, thanks - 11/23/12

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  • Hubby loved it! I liked it. :) I used leftover breakfast potatoes and for the margarine I used butter. I will definitely make it again. - 10/23/12

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  • Very easy to make and very tasty!! I will omit the cayenne pepper next time. A little too spicy for me but will be making this again soon!! - 1/28/11

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    Made this for my family & in laws yesterday - everyone loved it! My 3 yr old son couldn't get enough of it!
    This is DEFINATELY a keeper! Already printed & added to my recipe file :)
    Thanks for sharing it!! - 4/19/10

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  • Awesome chowder. I ended up making mine w/ whole milk which upped the calories :( and I replaced the cayanne w/ cajun hot sauce, but other than that, I follwed the recipe to the "T." Loved it and will make it again! - 1/3/10

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