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Country Fish Chowder

You'll think you're on Cape Cod when you taste this thick, wholesome chowder made from a recipe I've treasured for many years. It's one of my husband's favorites. He likes it more and more because over the years I've "customized" the basic recipe by including ingredients he enjoys. —Linda Lazaroff, Hebron, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams, undrained
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fish fillets (haddock, cod or flounder), cooked and broken into pieces
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, optional
  • Minced chives, optional


  • In a large saucepan, cook onion and bacon over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. Add milk, corn, clams, potatoes, butter, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in fish and heat through. Ladle into bowls. If desired, top with bacon and chives.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 250 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Barry
    Sep 17, 2020

    No comment left

  • Jeff
    Aug 8, 2020

    One of the best tasting soups I have ever made. Absolutely delicious. And pretty easy to make. If you wanted it thicker, I suppose you could add some cornstarch mixed in a small amount of water. But I honestly didn’t feel that it needed any modifications - it was just right as-is.

  • Michele
    Apr 7, 2020

    Tasting it and I have to say, I'm not impressed. Seems theres too much milk in it and its watery. Not much fish taste at all and I even added crab to it. I feel it was a waste of money for all the ingredients.

  • skcamp46
    Jul 9, 2019

    This recipe was delicious! I used some of my canned smoked salmon and I loved it. I think pre cooked halibut would be great too.

  • Barbra-Sue
    Jun 13, 2016

    Delicious! I made this with King Fish, which I don't really care for, but have an abundance of. The other flavors made a hoe hum dinner, amazing! I drained the corn as well.

  • filipa
    Jul 28, 2014

    I used an 8 oz. can of clams but otherwise followed the exact recipe. Great flavor!!

  • FranksTV
    Feb 18, 2014

    Maybe too much going on with the bacon, clams, fish. Did not like it.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Feb 16, 2014

    Very good... will definitely make again. I used Tilapia for the fish instead of cod and did drain the corn.

  • Bleugerman
    Feb 15, 2014

    I love fish chowder and this one is delicious. I did add a second can of clams because I love them and I don't drain it. The liquid only adds additional flavor. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I already had some cod so I used that.

  • Stephdt41
    Feb 15, 2014

    I love taste of home recipe's