Seafood Cioppino Recipe

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Seafood Cioppino Recipe

Whip up this classic seafood dish that will tantalize your taste buds! This hearty Seafood Cioppino recipe is packed with fresh ingredients and bold flavors that will transport your taste buds straight to the coast of Italy.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a master chef to pull off this delicious seafood stew. With just a few simple steps, you can impress your friends and family with a meal that looks and tastes restaurant-worthy. So grab your apron and let’s dive into the world of Cioppino!

What is in Cioppino?

Our healthy Seafood Cioppino recipe features a medley of wholesome ingredients, including:


  • shrimp
  • scallops
  • mussels


  • yellow onion
  • salt-free canned crushed tomatoes

Herbs and Spices

  • garlic
  • oregano
  • dried rosemary
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • bay leaves
  • fresh parsley

Other Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • low-sodium vegetable broth
  • seafood broth

How to Make Cioppino

Craving a cozy cioppino recipe? Start by sautéing some onions, minced garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and black pepper in olive oil. Once the onions are nice and soft, deglaze the pot with vegetable broth for that extra flavor boost.

Next, add canned tomatoes (juices included!), seafood broth and bay leaves to give it an authentic feel. Cover everything up and simmer away until your kitchen starts smelling amazing.

After about 30 minutes, toss in shrimp, scallops and mussels. Bring the stew to a boil once more, then lower the heat and pop on the lid. Simmer for about 10 more minutes until the mussels open up.

Bon Appétit! Dish out this delicious Seafood Cioppino recipe into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley. If you’re on a Nutrisystem plan, you can log each serving as two PowerFuels and one Vegetable in the NuMi app.

What to Serve with Cioppino

If you’re planning on making this Seafood Cioppino dish, there are many different side dishes and accompaniments that you can serve alongside it to create a well-rounded meal. Here are a few ideas:

  • Crusty whole wheat bread – One of the classic accompaniments to seafood cioppino is a slice of crusty fiber-rich bread. You can dip the bread in the flavorful broth or use it to soak up any leftover juices. Make this Dutch Oven Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe! >
  • Salad – A simple salad filled with non-starchy vegetables is a great way to balance out the richness of the cioppino. A light salad with a citrus vinaigrette or a lemony Caesar salad would be perfect. Whip up this easy recipe for Cucumber Vinegar Salad! >
  • Grilled vegetables – Grilled veggies like zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers would make a great addition to a Seafood Cioppino meal. Toss them with a little olive oil and seasoning, then grill them until tender and slightly charred. Try this Grilled Eggplant recipe! >
  • Rice or pasta – If you want to make your cioppino into more of a meal, you can serve it over brown rice or whole wheat pasta. These count as SmartCarbs on Nutrisystem and will help soak up some of the broth while adding some heartiness to the dish.
  • Garlic bread – For a twist on traditional crusty bread, try serving garlic bread instead. The garlicky flavor will complement the flavors of the seafood and the broth. Try our Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread recipe! >
  • White wine – A crisp white wine, like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, would be the perfect drink to accompany this Seafood Cioppino. The bright acidity will help cut through the richness of the dish. Learn more about alcohol on Nutrisystem here. >
  • Lemon wedges – Finally, don’t forget the lemon wedges! A squeeze of fresh lemon juice over the top of the seafood will add a bright, zesty flavor that will bring the whole dish together.

More Healthy Seafood Recipes

Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 213

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 1 Vegetable


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 2 cups seafood broth
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 lb. scallops
  • 1 lb. mussels
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, oregano, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Sauté and stir until onions are softened, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Deglaze with vegetable broth. Add canned tomatoes (with juice), seafood broth and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in shrimp, scallops and mussels. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and cover. Simmer until mussels open up, about 7-10 minutes.
  4. Serve in bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.
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