Summer in a bowl, this easy Lobster Corn Chowder is simple and amazing from The Suburban Soapbox.
Lobster Corn Chowder Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Easy Lobster Corn Chowder is ready in just 30 minutes with the freshest ingredients the season has to offer. Speed things up with a precooked lobster from your seafood department.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 2 - 1 1/2 pound live lobsters
  • 3 strips bacon chopped
  • 1 large vidalia onion diced (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 large celery stalks diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 cup finely diced carrot
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh sweet corn
  • 2 cups baby yukon gold potatoes sliced in half
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 cup marsala wine
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • fresh chopped chives
  1. Bring a large stock pot filled with approximately 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the lobster to the pot and cover. Cook the lobsters for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Remove the lobsters from the pot and allow to cool completely. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  3. Twist off the tails and crack the claws. Remove the meat from the shells and roughly chop the meat into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  4. In a separate pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  5. Remove the bacon from the pot with a slotted spoon and drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat.
  6. Add the onion, celery and carrot to the pot and cook until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute.
  8. Add the corn and potato to the onion mixture. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  9. Stir in 4 cups of the reserved liquid from the lobster pot and the half and half.
  10. Bring the mixture to a boil and turn the heat to low.
  11. Stir in the wine, paprika, cayenne, nutmeg and lobster. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped chives and reserved bacon. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Lobster Corn Chowder Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3205IU64%
Vitamin C 13.3mg16%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.