Creamy Fish Chowder

Fish chowder
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
448 Calories
14g Fat
35g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 448
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 990mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 43g
Calcium 226mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a top-rated fish chowder recipe with haddock or cod, seasonings, butter, potatoes, and carrots, along with onion and other tasty ingredients.

While this particular recipe uses haddock, the chowder may be made with pollock, cod, or a similar white fish as well. You can also sauté the onions in bacon drippings instead of butter and then garnish with crumbled bacon for a fun and tasty twist!


  • 1 1/2 pounds haddock (or cod fillets, fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes (peeled and diced into about 1/2-inch)
  • 3/4 cup carrots (diced)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Garnish: parsley or fresh chives (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut fish fillets into small pieces; set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the chicken broth, seasonings, potatoes, and carrots. Cook, covered, for about 8 minutes until vegetables are tender.

  4. Add the fish and cook for another 8 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, sauté onion in butter until tender in a medium saucepan.

  6. Stir in flour until well-blended.

  7. Then gradually add milk, stirring constantly.

  8. Continue stirring and cooking until thickened.

  9. Add the thickened milk mixture to the cooked vegetables and fish; continue cooking for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  10. Garnish the fish chowder with fresh chopped parsley or chives.

  11. Serve and enjoy!