Slow Cooker Prawn Chowder

prawn chowder

Slow Cooker Prawn Chowder

Creamy, satisfying and comforting, slow cooker prawn chowder takes 15 minutes to prepare, then simmers away in a crock pot for 2-5 hours.

Top it with freshly ground black pepper, snipped herbs and a squeeze of lemon.

Make it vegetarian

Turn this into Vegetarian potato chowder, by omitting the prawns.

Either way, you’ll serve up classic comfort food with a gourmet touch.

Smarter cooking tip:

Buy cleaned and deveined prawn meat for this recipe, instead of spending time shelling and cleaning the prawns yourself.

Slow Cooker Prawn Chowder

Prep: 15 min |  Cook: 2-5 hours  | Serves: 2-3


  • large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • salt and pepper
  • 200 g shelled and cleaned prawns
  • milk or pouring cream, to finish


Your choice of:

  • Shredded tasty cheese
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Shallot rings
  • Snipped chives, coriander, dill or other herbs


  1. Place potatoes, onion and water in slow cooker
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-3  hours, or low for 4-5 hours, or until potatoes are soft
  3. Add sufficient milk and/or cream to achieve your preferred consistency
  4. Add  prawns and heat on low for another 30 mins
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Add your choice of garnish and serve piping hot.

Photograph | Stu_Spivack

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