January is National Soup Month! At Mission Restaurant Supply, we are celebrating by bringing you a delicious Oyster Chowder with Bacon and Spinach recipe!

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  • Easy to clean design
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  • Black powder-coated steel exterior
  • Stainless steel insert
  • Flip lid

Consider adding a signature soup to your menu, like an Oyster Chowder with Bacon and Spinach. In Technomic's Soup & Salad Report, 39% of consumers say they visit certain restaurants specifically because they enjoy the soup the restaurants offer.

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Oyster Chowder with Bacon and Spinach Recipe

The recipe was developed by Mission's Chef Thurman Love. He served the chowder at one of his restaurants. Customers loved it and repeatedly asked for the recipe. We hope you enjoy the recipe as much as his customers!

Serving the Oyster Chowder The Oyster Chowder on the range Oyster Chowder being prepared by Chef Love Thurman

Did you know? Chowder is the most popular soup type overall, appearing on 15% of menus among restaurants serving soup!

Oyster Chowder with Bacon and Spinach

Serves 4


  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 20-24 ounces oysters with the liquid
  • 1 cup tightly packed chopped spinach leaves, about 3-4 ounces
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until the fat is rendered.
  2. Add the butter, celery, and onion. Continue cooking and stirring until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in flour until well blended.
  4. Add chicken broth, oysters with liquid, and spinach. Continue cooking until spinach is wilted.
  5. Add cream and seasonings. Heat through.
  6. Stir in sherry, optional.

Download the recipe for yourself.

Check out the video on how to make chowder featuring Chef Thurman Love.

Chef Thurman Love used a variety of products from Mission to make the chowder. Here are the products that are featured:

You can find all these products and more in any of our stores and online.

Download a PDF of the recipe here.