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Low Carb Shrimp and Bacon Chowder

Keto Shrimp and Bacon Chowder

Keto Shrimp and Bacon Chowder is a wonderfully creamy low carb soup full of shrimp and spices. Ready in under 30 minutes for a crazy delicious weeknight meal.

Course Soup
Cuisine Southern
Keyword shrimp chowder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 464 kcal


  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups shrimp stock or chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • sliced green onion
  • 1 pound medium to large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Chop bacon and cook it in a Dutch oven until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Pour off all but about 1 1/2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Add onion and celery and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and cook another minute.

  4. Add paprika, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, chicken broth, and heavy cream.

    Note: I add about 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper.

  5. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes to let some of the liquid evaporate so that the flavors concentrate.

  6. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. They will continue to cook in the hot liquid so be sure you do not overcook them.

  7. Remove from heat. Ladle into bowls and top with bacon and green onion.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Shrimp and Bacon Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 297mg99%
Sodium 1252mg54%
Potassium 316mg9%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1141IU23%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.