Fish Chowder Recipes

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Mimi's Smoked Salmon Chowder

Rating: 4.67 stars
My sister made this recipe when we were camping in a rustic cabin on the Strait of Juan de Fuca running between Vancouver Island and Washington's Olympic peninsula. It's very, very warming and delicious.

Bermuda Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.44 stars
This recipe comes from the beautiful island of Bermuda. A wonderful blend of seafood and spices creates a meal in itself! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread and Sherry Pepper Sauce to sprinkle on top.

Fisherman's Catch Chowder

Rating: 4.34 stars
This is a very savory fish chowder, and anyone who is a seafood lover will love this recipe! Use any combinations of the following fish: halibut, flounder, ocean perch, pike, rainbow trout, or haddock. (Double recipe for 5-quart slow cooker.)

Spicy Catfish Chowder

Rating: 4.76 stars
Thick and spicy chowder, full of veggies! Serve with a warm and crusty loaf of bread!

Simple Salmon Chowder II

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a hearty but mild flavored fish chowder. It's a great way to use a piece of salmon that's too small to do much else with. Serve with toasted sourdough bread.

Hearty Halibut Chowder

Rating: 4.68 stars
I got this recipe when I lived in Anchorage, Alaska. It's made from Alaskan halibut. The shredded carrots and Cheddar cheese in this chowder make it distinctive.

Creamy Salmon Chowder

Rating: 4.6 stars
A comforting stew to extend or use up leftover salmon. Very flexible to what you have on hand.

Slow-Cooker Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.3 stars
A great, hearty fish chowder that's lower in fat. Perfect for a winter's day. This recipe is very versatile. I use low-sodium, homemade stock and I find there's enough salt from the bacon that no more is needed. You can change up the seafood, the vegetables, and the seasonings. I find seafood chowder difficult to reheat (a no-no at work!) so I would make this when I have company coming who can finish it in 1 or 2 days.

Mediterranean Fish Soup

Rating: 4.34 stars
This is a very hearty soup from the Mediterranean. If you prefer a heartier soup, add more fish.

Cheesy Catfish Chowder

Rating: 4.64 stars
We have a large pond in our back yard which has many nice catfish so I am always trying to come up with new ways to fix it. This is one of our favorites.

Potato Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.35 stars
Something warm on those cold winter days! I've used this recipe to also make oyster stew. It turned out better than expected.

Sweet Potato Seafood Chowder

This is a lighter chowder that's loaded with veggies. It still has the rich and creamy textures, but is healthier given the lack of heavy cream and the use of sweet potatoes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Smoky Cod and Parsnip Chowder
Rating: Unrated
"This recipe was very good—my boyfriend, who is a native New Englander, loved it!" – cindy_richelle
How to Make the Best Chowders
If you haven't tasted this ultra-comforting soup before, it's a delicious way to elevate fresh seafood, chicken, or seasonal vegetables.

Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.62 stars

The fishermen of Bodega Bay, California shared this favorite, quick and easy recipe with my sister during a Fish Festival. It is one of the best chowders I've had, and my kids love it too! We top with bacon bits and a few shakes of hot sauce for a little spice. Enjoy!