Potato, Bacon, and Lobster Chowder

Potato, Bacon and Lobster Chowder is the perfect way to beat the winter blues. When it's gray and cold outside, this savory and comforting soup recipe will warm you from the inside out. 

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, seafood
Keyword bacon chowder, chowder recipe, lobster chowder, potato soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 406 kcal


  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 ccup seafood broth
  • 2-4 oz lobster tails
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cup diced russet potato
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • chives for garnish


  1. In a medium pan combine clam juice, white wine, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Add lobster tails and boil for 5-7 minutes until lobster is cooked through. Remove lobster. Stir in Flavor Boost. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove meat from lobster shell, roughly chop, and set aside.
  2. In a large stockpot cook bacon over medium heat until done. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add garlic, onion, potato, carrots and celery to bacon grease, and saute for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften.
  4. Stir in tarragon, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Add enough of the broth mixture to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are cooked through.
  6. Scoop one cup of vegetable mixture into a small bowl. Using a stick blender, blend until smooth. Return blended vegetables to stock pot, and whisk until well incorporated.
  7. Whisk in the remaining broth and heavy cream.
  8. Crumble bacon into the mixture, and return chopped lobster to the pot. Simmer 5 minutes. Garnish with chives and serve immediately
Nutrition Facts
Potato, Bacon, and Lobster Chowder
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Sodium 689mg29%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.