Healthy Fish & Seafood Soup Recipes

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

Staff Picks

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.

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!

Peanut & Shrimp Soup

This Moroccan-inspired soup is made with roasted butternut squash and tomatoes, flavored with creamy peanut butter, and topped with zesty shrimp and julienned carrots. It's a beautiful appetizer to serve to guests--and they'll love the taste!

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

Rating: 5 stars
1
Bold fennel and mild leeks add incredible flavor to this hearty wild rice and shrimp soup recipe.

Shrimp & Chinese Chive Wonton Soup

This recipe for homemade wontons makes it easy to make a healthy version of the famous Chinese wonton soup at home. Look for wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section of your supermarket near the fresh noodles or tofu and go for the square ones (not round). Leftover wrappers can be wrapped airtight and frozen for up to 1 month.

Salmon Chowder

Rating: 4.69 stars
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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.

Jamaican Curried Shrimp & Mango Soup

Rating: 4.7 stars
13
Transport yourself to the islands with this Jamaican-inspired soup, full of fresh shrimp and sweet mangoes. We loved this soup with regular store-bought curry powder, but if you happen to have Jamaican-style curry powder, which has a hint of allspice, this is a great place to use it. Serve with brown basmati or jasmine rice with sliced pineapple for dessert.

Spicy Cioppino

Rating: 4.27 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.

Tilapia Corn Chowder

Rating: 4.5 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.

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
3
With fresh mussels increasingly available at supermarket fish counters, you can easily make this bistro favorite at home.
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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.
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!

Thai Bouillabaisse

Rating: 5 stars
3

This flavorful seafood soup combines elements of the famous French bouillabaisse with the distinct Thai flavors of lemongrass, lime, ginger and hot chiles. Use two chile peppers if you like heat. Be sure to simmer, not boil, the soup or the seafood will be overcooked. Serve with a crusty whole-grain baguette to soak up the broth.