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Creamy Potato Chowder with Shrimp and Bacon (dairy-free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Potato Chowder with Shrimp and Bacon

This one-pot Creamy Potato Chowder with Shrimp and Bacon is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly evening! Paleo-friendly, loaded with veggies, and dairy-free (if you use the cashew cream option) for a completely guilt-free chowder option!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo
Servings: 6
Author: Lexi


  • 1 package nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 pound deveined shrimp
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 yukon potatoes diced
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • 2 carrots minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn thawed and cooked
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or 1/4 cup cashew cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon scallions for garnish


  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, around 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat and place bacon on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat out of the pan. Turn heat to medium-high and cook shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until pink and fully cooked through. Transfer shrimp to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Drain all of the cooking liquid out of the pan.
  • Place garlic and onion into the dutch oven. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until onions start to turn translucent. Add potato, celery, and carrots to the pot. Cook until potato starts to soften.
  • Add in spices. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Pour in chicken stock and stir well, making sure to scrape up all of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once at a boil, add corn and turn down heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Whisk in cream of choice. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Serve in desired serving bowls. Top with roughly chopped shrimp, bacon pieces, parsley, thyme, scallions, and corn if using.
  • Serve warm!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.8g | Protein: 23.7g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 1250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g