Yuletide Oyster Stew With Buttery Croutons

Yuletide Oyster Stew With Buttery Croutons

Homemade croutons top this creamy rich oyster stew.

20 min.prep time 50 min.total time
6 servings
000 Ratings



2 cups (3 to 4 slices) cubed 1/2-inch bread
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1/4 cup chopped onion
2 medium (1 cup) carrots, shredded
1 pound fresh shucked oysters, undrained
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Fresh cracked pepper


Heat oven to 400°F. Toss together all crouton ingredients in small bowl. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, for 7 to 10 minutes or until browned. Set aside.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in 3-quart saucepan. Add onion, carrots and undrained oysters. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until edges of oysters curl and vegetables are crisply tender (8 to 10 minutes). Remove oysters and vegetables with slotted spoon; set aside.

Gradually whisk flour into liquid in pan until smooth. Continue cooking until bubbly (1 to 3 minutes). Gradually stir in milk, cream, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (10 to 12 minutes). Add oysters and vegetable mixture. Continue cooking until heated through (2 to 3 minutes).

To serve, ladle soup into individual bowls; sprinkle with croutons and cracked pepper.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 450

Fat: 57g

Cholesterol: 220mg

Sodium: 690mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 13g

Recipe #5342C©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I am not at all familiar with using fresh shucked oysters. Can someone more experienced in the kitchen tell me how much I would need if I were to substitute canned clams? Thanks!

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