5 from 2 votes
Seasonally Delicious Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp and Pasta
Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Creamy Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp is an easy and seasonal way to upgrade a family favorite. Get ready for rave reviews when you set this on the table!
Course: Chowder, Main Course
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: corn chowder, pumpkin corn chowder, pumpkin corn chowder with shrimp, pumpkin pasta chowder
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 193 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots or may substitute minced garlic
  • 3 cups corn kernels fresh, frozen, or canned, drained
  • 1 quart (4 cups) chicken stock or broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 pounds uncooked shrimp thawed, deveined, tails removed, and rough chopped
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • ¼ cup half and half or milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup uncooked orzo pasta
  1. In a heavy bottom Dutch oven, sautee the minced shallots in the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the corn kernels and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the chicken stock, and pumpkin purée to combine.

  4. Add the chopped shrimp, salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning
  5. Reduce the heat to medium/low and cook until the shrimp are pink and opaque in color.
  6. Immediately stir in the half and half, lemon juice, and pasta.

  7. Cover and cook on medium/low for 10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
  8. Spoon into bowls and serve immediately.
  9. This chowder freezes beautifully in a well covered container for up to 2 months.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

chefs knife (for mincing shallots, and chopping shrimp), cutting board, Dutch oven or large covered stock pot, paring knife (for deveining shrimp, if needed), wooden spoon, can opener, measuring spoons, and measuring cups

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 202mg67%
Sodium 1095mg48%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.