Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  173
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  13 mg
  • Sodium  160 mg
  • Potassium  285 mg
  • Phosphorus  181 mg
  • Calcium  68 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Seafood Corn Chowder

When you get a craving for chowder, search no further than the kidney-friendly recipe for Seafood Corn Chowder.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita patient Peggy from Missouri.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/3 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups liquid nondairy creamer
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • 10 ounces surimi imitation crab chunks
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika 


  1. Chop onion, celery and peppers.
  2. In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat.  Cook onion, celery, green and red peppers for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add flour and cook and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
  4. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring to blend. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add nondairy creamer, evaporated milk, surimi, corn, black pepper and paprika.
  6. Heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until chowder is hot. Serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 milk

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Freeze extra chowder for a quick meal later.

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Seafood Corn Chowder

Linda10248 says:


Why is non-dairy creamer used for so many recipes? Can you use milk? Dietitian comment: Many nondairy creamers are lower in potassium and phosphorus compared to milk, however phosphate additives are added to many of these products. You could substitute with plain almond or almond-coconut milk. Check ingredeints and nutrition facts to find the product lowest in potassium and phosphorus if you are limiting these elements.

Oct. 20, 2013, 2:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder

amymoore920 says:


Very good. Loved it. Can't wait to eat the leftovers

Jan. 10, 2013, 6:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder

LB61 says:


I made this for my mom (CKD non-dialysis) and she loved it! I didn't change a thing. Divided it into small containers and froze them, which worked fine. She asked me to make another batch!

Jan. 02, 2013, 4:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder

FM57 says:


Fantastic Recipe, I added some raw shrimp to the mix (looked for lowest Sodium available) also added some Red Pepper flakes for a little more zip have recommeded this to non CKD folks as well and they enjoyed it.

Jun. 06, 2012, 1:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder

MGD2Lite says:


By far, my favorite Davita Recipe! I could only find 8oz packages of Surimi, so I added 2 ounces of fresh shrimp, diced. Put the shrimp shells in the chix broth and boiled it 5 mins. then drained them out...added so much seafood flavor!

Feb. 29, 2012, 3:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder

jackmichael says:


This is excellent. My effort didn't result in 10 cups, though, so I added some more broth. But very tasty. I've frozen it, hope it does well.

May. 02, 2011, 3:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder

kuhle says:


Great. Used fish and shriimp. It makes you feel warm inside.

Nov. 06, 2010, 4:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

Seafood Corn Chowder



Outstanding, also made it using Shrimp. Artificial Crab is better

Feb. 20, 2009, 3:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

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