Healthy Fish & Seafood Soup Recipes

Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood soup recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Asian Shrimp and Vegetable Soup

This colorful and light soup combines a blend of crunchy vegetables with chicken and shrimp at only 152 calories per serving. And it's a main dish!

Cold Cream of Cucumber Soup with Shrimp

This chilled creamy shrimp soup delivers slices of cool cucumber and zesty radishes in each bite. Topped with toasted walnuts, it's a refreshing lunch on a hot summer day.

Salmon Chowder

Rating: 4.69 stars
10
The flavor of this salmon chowder is greatly enhanced by adding either fresh dill or dried tarragon: each herb lends its own distinctively different and appealing character to the soup. Even if you don't keep instant mashed potatoes in your pantry, it's worth picking some up for this soup. They give the soup a thick, chowder texture without any heavy cream or butter. Leftover mashed potatoes work too, but give a slightly less-velvety texture. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

New England Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.59 stars
7
Chopped clams, aromatic vegetables and creamy potatoes blended with low-fat milk and just a half cup of cream gives this chunky New England-style clam chowder plenty of rich body. Serve with oyster crackers and a tossed salad to make it a meal.

Tilapia Corn Chowder

Rating: 4.5 stars
2
This light soup is a great way to slip fresh corn (and tilapia, of course!) into your late-summer menu. Make it a meal: Enjoy with a mixed green salad and oyster crackers.

Southeast Asian-Inspired Salmon Soup

Rating: 5 stars
2
A touch of chile-garlic sauce and hot sesame oil add heat to this delicately flavored salmon soup without being overpowering.

Steamed Mussels in Tomato Broth

Rating: 4.88 stars
2
With fresh mussels increasingly available at supermarket fish counters, you can easily make this bistro favorite at home.

Chinese Seafood Soup

Rating: 4 stars
1
If you have large sea scallops, cut them in half horizontally before adding to the soup.

Tomatillo Gazpacho

Rating: 4.2 stars
2
This tomatillo-based gazpacho is gorgeously green with a tart flavor that complements the sweet shrimp and salty olives. Make this meatless by substituting ricotta salata or feta for the shrimp. Serve with: Cheese quesadillas.

Spicy Cioppino

Rating: 4.27 stars
5
San Francisco's Italian immigrants developed this stew to use the abundant local seafood. We've opted for farm-raised tilapia and scallops, but feel free to experiment with whatever is fresh.

Manhattan Cod Chowder

Rating: 4 stars
2
This healthy fish chowder recipe with a tomato base is a lighter alternative to creamy soups. If you prefer a stronger-flavored fish in your chowder recipe, try salmon or swordfish instead of the cod. Serve the chowder with oyster crackers, hot sauce and a baby kale Caesar salad.

Wild Rice, Shrimp & Fennel Soup

Bold fennel and mild leeks add incredible flavor to this hearty wild rice and shrimp soup recipe.
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Inspiration and Ideas

21 Chowder Recipes with Seafood

These chowders are packed with fresh seafood like salmon, lobster and cod and are the perfect main dish.

Fragrant Fish Soup

Rating: Unrated
2
Lemony rice, delicately flavored broth and gently poached tilapia are topped with a colorful blend of vegetables and herbs. The aromatic mint provides fresh and complex flavor.

Fish and Vegetable Soup

This one-pot, fish-based soup with vegetables is easy to prepare in a Dutch oven. It will be on the table in under an hour and requires minimal cleanup!