Rating: 4.65 stars
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A great, easy chowder made with bacon, potatoes, corn and fish. You can replace the milk with half-and-half or cream and the fish with seafood if you want a richer chowder.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a soup pot over medium heat until crisp and brown, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in the pot. Cook and stir onion and red bell pepper until softened, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in garlic and seafood seasoning and cook and stir 2 more minutes.

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  • Pour in chicken broth and stir in potatoes and corn; add water if needed to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low; simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in milk and butter until butter has melted; mix in reserved bacon. Bring the soup just to the boiling point and stir in cod and parsley; cook, stirring occasionally, until fish flakes easily, 5 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 78.1mg; sodium 1206mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (26)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
I made this chowder and it was such a hit with my guests that I am making it again this week for a new round of dinner guests. Just serve it with crusty bread and salad and it makes a great meal! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2012
I tried it and I like it. I used half and half instead of whole milk and I spiced it with a very few drops of Paula Deen's Hot Wing Sauce. I like celery and so added a bit chopped up at the end to give it a little crunch. Delicious meal. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2012
I tried it and I like it. I used half and half instead of whole milk and I spiced it with a very few drops of Paula Deen's Hot Wing Sauce. I like celery and so added a bit chopped up at the end to give it a little crunch. Delicious meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
I made this chowder and it was such a hit with my guests that I am making it again this week for a new round of dinner guests. Just serve it with crusty bread and salad and it makes a great meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2012
Made it with canned corn and regular white potatoes and I also added a little heavy cream. Turned out great. Had it for lunch with some nice crusty Italian bread - perfect for a chilly Fall day. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
My DH and our friends gave it an A. I didn't use fresh corn on the cob but used 1/2 bag of "birds-eye"frozen petite white corn and I had to improvise on the Old Bay's Seasoning. I pretty much knew what spices to put together so I'm confident it was pretty close to what it would have tasted with the "Old Bay". I will be making this again. Thanks for a great easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2016
Loved it! But did also thinly slice and sauté a half of a large fennel bulb along with the onion to round it out. The Old Bay really gives it just the right amount of kick. It has become a family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2013
Very delicious recipe! Can be made with any whitefish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2014
Good Cape Cod style recipe. Will make whenever I am hankering for the ocean. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2015
Although the flavor was terrific we like our chowder a bit thicker so I will probably make a roux next time. I did not have any white potatoes so I used sweet potatoes and it turned out great. Also - I set aside the bacon until I was ready to serve the chowder crisped it for a few secs in the microwave crumbled it and used it as a garnish on top. Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2014
This is my first attempt at a fish chowder and I'm very pleased. I didn't have any cod so I used a combo of salmon and scallops. I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dried parsley and added it with the Old Bay. Also I didn't add any salt since I used bouillon & water instead of canned broth and it was plenty salty. This is excellent--very hearty and filling. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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