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Chowder in a Protein Sparing Bread Bowl

If you love my protein sparing bread, you are going to love my recipe for Chowder in a Protein Sparing Bread Bowl!

I remember the first time I had Chowder in a Bread Bowl. It was my first time in Monterey California and I was in college. Craig had to work in California for a few months out of the year which was hard to be away from him, but getting to visit California on the weekends was amazing!

Craig drove us to Monterey California and as we walked the pier along the ocean. There was a stand where you could purchase wristbands. The wristbands were to try all the different chowders in bread bowls and you voted on your favorite one. They were delicious but I didn’t like how I felt. I much prefer eating a large protein sparing bread bowl with my homemade chowder which is just as delicious and doesn’t weigh me down or make me feel sluggish!


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Chowder in a Protein Sparing Bread Bowl

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Bread, Fish and Seafood, Main Course, Nut Free, Soups and Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 219



  • 2 slices sugar free bacon diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 or 5 small shrimp or scallops click HERE
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth or chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened (or Kite Hill cream cheese if dairy free)
  • Redmond Real Salt and fresh ground black pepper



  • To make the chowder, place the diced bacon into a large pot. Heat to medium high heat and cook the bacon while stirring occationally for 4 minutes or until bacon is cooked to your liking. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon and set aside for garnish (leave the fat in the pot).
  • Add the onion and heat over medium high heat. Saute the onions for 2 minutes or until starting to soften. Add the garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
  • While the garlic cooks, pat the shrimp or scallops dry with a paper towel. Chop the scallops into small 1/4 inch pieces and season with salt. Add the scallops to the pot and cook while stirring for 1 minute. Scallops cook very quickly. Place the cream cheese into a medium bowl. Stir with a fork to loosen the cream cheese. Add a tablespoon of broth to the cream cheese and stir well. Once there are no lumps, add the cream cheese and the broth to the pot. Bring to a gentle simmer for 2 minutes. Taste and add seasoning if desired. Then set to low heat while you make the protein sparing bread bowls.
  • To make the protein sparing bread bowl, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 2 silicone bread bowlswith Primal Kitchen Avocado oil spray and set aside.
  • Separate the eggs (save the yolks for another recipe like my keto ice cream, hollandaise, mayo or lemon curd), and place the whites into a large bowl or stand mixer. Add the allulose, gelatin, salt and cream of tartar if using and whip the whites for a few minutes until VERY stiff.
  • Turn the mixer to low and gently mix the egg white protein powder into the whites. Do not over mix or the psmf bread bowls will end up like styrofoam.
  • Spread the protein sparing bread bowl mixture onto the prepared bread bowl pans.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cook through and golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing from the pans.
  • Ladle the chowder into the bread bowls and enjoy!
  • Store leftover bread and chowder in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. The protein sparing bread bowls can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.


Calories: 219 | Fat: 11g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 1.6



“Here are the results of 3 weeks of Maria Emmerich’s protein sparing challenge!

Down 28.8 lbs and 10 inches (overall)!

 A cold snap (blackberry winter) a couple of weeks ago gave me a chance to try on clothes I haven’t worn in a VERY long time. My morning glucose levels are consistently 45+ mg/dL lower. I have a doctors appt and am anxious to see improved lab results that will further corroborate my success thus far.

 I started a platinum membership on Keto-Adapted.com! I’m looking forward to greater understanding, even more weight loss and more delicious recipes in the coming weeks!

Thank you Craig and Maria Emmerich! I hope you will see even less of me! “ Vicki

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Shay Gartner says:

    Hi Maria,
    If the serving size says 4, and you are only using 2 bread bowls, do you just get half a bread bowl per serving then?

  • Charlotte Estess says:

    Why only 4-5 small shrimp for 4 servings?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      You can cut up the shrimp or scallops to make it spread further. Or add more, just adjust the macros 🙂

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