Cathy's Amazing Fish Chowder


Restaurant style comfort food directly from Maine that is easy to make and wonderful to eat!! Any white fish such as haddock may be used in place of the cod. Serve with crackers and corn bread if desired!! The real person that deserves full credit for this recipe is a wonderful mother named Cathy that lives in Chicago and loves her son in Kansas!!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 pound sliced bacon

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 ½ pounds cod fillets, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon strips in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp, then remove to paper towels to drain. Drain grease from the pot, reserving about 1 tablespoon. Set heat to medium, and fry onions in the reserved bacon grease until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add potatoes, and fill pot with just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then cook until potatoes are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add fish pieces, evaporated milk, whole milk, and butter. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls, and top with crumbled bacon pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
16g Fat
31g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 564mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 29mg 147%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 1211mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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