Prawn chowder with mashed potato

Prawn chowder with mashed potato

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Whizzing corn in the blender gives this soup a rich, luxurious texture and thickens it, too

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal338
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.43g
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  • 400g can sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 500g floury potato, cubed



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 200g small peeled prawn, defrosted if frozen



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…


  1. Tip the corn into a food processor and blend to a purée. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain, mash with the milk and season to taste. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add most of the spring onions and fry for 2 mins until softened. Add the corn, tomato purée, paprika and stock. Bring to the boil, simmer for 5 mins, then stir in the prawns.

  2. Grill the bacon until crisp. Divide the soup between 4 bowls and spoon the mash into the centre of each. Break up the bacon and scatter over the top with the remaining spring onions.

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Comments (13)

julialallan's picture

This is scrummy, the sweetcorn and potato make it filling, and the crispy bacon and spring onion add a really nice flavour. Great comfort food recipe.

jeanieinabottle1428's picture

Easy, quick, delicious and fills you up. My boyfriend loves, loves this chowder. I will be making it again this weekend :)

maj5678's picture

Really nice & easy and filling dinner - added some fresh chilli too - yum!

indigoloulou's picture

Lovely dish -so easy to make and very filling . We add fresh chilli to give it a bit of zing

anna-pie's picture

really enjoyed this! nice flavours

leedskitchenscavenge's picture

This was delicious and easy to make, didn't have any paprika but used some fresh chilli and cracked black pepper instead and left out the bacon. Will definitely make this one again!

purpleflufff's picture

Not sure what I did wrong - was really looking forward to this but all I could taste was bacon and mash in a lot of gravy. That was nice but a waste of the prawns I thought and the sweetcorn wasnt brilliant either. Not awful (we ate the lot) but probably wont go to all thia trouble again.

lulujersey's picture

Yummy yummy, even the picky boyfriend liked it ! Halved the recipe for two and it was a too small a portion for an evening meal. With bread it would probably be enough. Without a doubt will be doing this again...easy and delicious. Well done again Mary x

eleanormayo's picture

This was brilliant, it felt like really food and really cheered me up to serve it on a miserable winter evening!

burbs04's picture

This is so easy to make and so very tasty, certainly filling

alisondefries's picture

I made this for the whole family and everyone thought it was delicious. It was easy and quick to make and was real comfort food. I will definately make this again and again and again!!!

bunzle's picture

wow! this is the first time i've made soup with mash, and it was great! the pureed sweetcorn gives a great base for this lovely soup, and the spring onions really freshen it up and make it interesting! with the mash and bacon pieces added, it was one of the most comforting and delicious soups i've ever had :)

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