Oyster Stew

Stress free oyster stew ready in 20 minutes -- perfect for Christmas celebration.


4 servings


1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 pint shucked oysters, undrained
2 cups milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
Italian parsley sprigs, if desired
red bell pepper strips, if desired


Melt butter in 1 1/2-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in oysters. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until edges curl.

Heat milk and half-and-half in 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat until hot. Stir in salt, pepper and oyster mixture; heat until hot. Garnish with parsley and bell pepper.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

Oyster stew is a Christmas Eve tradition for many families. This recipe makes about four 1-cup servings; if you're feeding a crowd or using the stew as the main course, you'll want to double the recipe. You may like these suggestions for your Christmas Eve celebration. Oyster Stew, Cranberry Pistachio Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Savory Mini Scones, Fluffy Peppermint Pie.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 285 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 20 g (Saturated Fat 12 g), Cholesterol 115 mg; Sodium 700 mg; Total Carbohydrate 12 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g), Protein 14 g; Exchanges: 1 Skim Milk; 3 Fat

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