Creamy Fish Chowder Recipe

Fish chowder
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Ratings (33)

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!

What You'll Need

  • 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 (diced and peeled, 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: Chopped parsley or fresh chives

How to Make It

  1.  Cut fish fillets into small pieces; set aside.
  2. 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. Add the fish and cook for another 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, sauté onion in butter until tender in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour until well-blended and then gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and cooking until thickened.
  1.  Add the thickened milk mixture to the cooked vegetables and fish; continue cooking for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Garnish the fish chowder with fresh chopped parsley or chives.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
448 Calories
14g Fat
35g Carbs
43g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)