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

Rating: 5 stars 1
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!
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Crab Bisque

This lighter version of crab bisque is still plenty rich and velvety thanks to lightly thickened half-and-half in place of the more traditional heavy cream. The crab topping with lemon and parsley makes this easy bisque company-worthy while helping to balance the flavors.
By Karen Rankin

Steamed Mussels in Tomato Broth

Rating: 5 stars 3
With fresh mussels increasingly available at supermarket fish counters, you can easily make this bistro favorite at home.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Tilapia Corn Chowder

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Salmon Chowder

Rating: 5 stars 15
The flavor of this salmon chowder recipe is greatly enhanced by adding either fresh dill or dried tarragon: each herb lends its own distinctive flavor to the soup. To give this soup a thick, chowder texture, we use instant mashed potatoes, which eliminates the need for heavy cream or butter. Leftover mashed potatoes work too, but give a slightly less-velvety texture.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

New England Clam Chowder

Rating: 5 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.

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.
By John Ash

Chinese Seafood Soup

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

Tom Yum Soup with Pineapple

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
We've added fresh pineapple to this spicy, sweet-and-sour Thai soup. Enjoy it as a first course before a light Thai curry or as a light lunch.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Yucatan Lemon Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Although it's traditionally made with limes (and you could certainly make it that way), Meyer lemons add a gentler, subtle twist to this classic Mexican soup with shrimp, garlic and lots of fresh cilantro. Meyer lemons are usually available only during the winter months; they are rounder and smoother than common lemons. Serve as a light entree with a big salad or as a special starter.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Seafood Stew

Rating: 4 stars 2
Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron contributes a pungent flavor and intense yellow color.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Miso Soup with Clams & Spinach

Rating: 5 stars 1
The round, rich taste (also known as umami) of miso soup perfectly complements plump, briny clams. For the base of the soup you can use just water and miso, which you can find at most supermarkets. But if you can find dashi granules, they're worth adding for a more intense umami taste.
By John Ash
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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.
Manhattan Cod Chowder
Rating: Unrated 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.
Spicy Cioppino
Rating: 4.5 stars 7

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.