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Country Fish Chowder Recipe

Country Fish Chowder Recipe

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. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and bacon over medium heat until onion is tender; 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. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional 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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Barbra-Sue User ID: 7951912 249392
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6851071 40545
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

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

FranksTV User ID: 7613459 15665
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

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

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 16342
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

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

Bleugerman User ID: 4133955 14540
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7662077 40005
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"I love taste of home recipe's"

PaulaZaitz User ID: 1864596 9043
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"Awesome and easy to make!! Delicious!"

faye_100 User ID: 800026 69192
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"The recipe was very good just a note that fresh fish dont have a smell older fish does smell fishy"

frankieb User ID: 1667031 11943
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"This was delicious! My husband (not a big fish eater) was very skeptical. I kept reminding him that "we like to try new things, don't we?", but he wasn't convinced so I put him to work cutting the onions and grilling the fish. We cooked the bacon separately, using it as a garnish when plating. I cooked the potatoes separately, too, then added them with the milk to the pot and used my immersion blender to slightly puree the potatoes before adding the rest of the ingredients. I did drain and rinse the clams, only b/c my husband was voicing his worry about it being too "fishy" - but I think next time I won't drain them (I just won't let him see). We used haddock in this recipe b/c it was on sale. My husband proclaimed it delicious and, as he went back for a 2nd bowl, made me promise to make it again."

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