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Codfish Chowder Recipe
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Codfish Chowder

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 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.


16 Ratings

Nov 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!

Mar 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.

Dec 23, 2013

Very delicious recipe! Can be made with any whitefish.

Nov 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.

Sep 18, 2014

I AM IN LOVE!!! This is amazing! I used left over fish from last nights dinner and added more fish. I used cream instead of milk. Over all this is a HUGE winner of a recipe! THANK YOU for sharing!!

May 30, 2014

Good Cape Cod style recipe. Will make whenever I am hankering for the ocean.


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  • Calories
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1206 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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