Fish Chowder

Come in from the cold to a bowl of steamy fish chowder, a simple seafood soup for even novice cooks. From mahi mahi corn to dilled snapper, these easy seafood soup recipes turn whatever fish you have handy into a satisfying fish chowder.

See Popular Fish Chowder Recipes

Creamy Clam and White Bean Chowder

Food & Wine

White beans substitute for the usual potatoes in this chowder, made with sweet butternut squash, briny littleneck clams, and smoky bacon. Rancho Gordo cellini beans give the soup a buttery richness, but Great Northern beans are terrific as well.

Total: 1 hr 50 mins

Creamy Clam-Scallop Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

This luscious, creamy seafood soup is comfort food at its best.

Smoky Tomato Salmon Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting brings out the flavor of the vegetables in this soup recipe. The jalapeno pepper and chili powder add some spice.

Total: 45 mins

Manhattan Fish Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Manhattan-style chowder is tomato-based and contains other vegetables in place of the potatoes found in milk-based New England-style chowders.

Total: 25 mins

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Betty Crocker

The best of corn and seafood chowders come together in one delicious dish!

Total: 50 mins

Fish-and-Shellfish Chowder

Food & Wine

To deepen the flavor of this lightly creamy, bacon-studded chowder, chef Wade Murphy at the Lisloughrey Lodge adds the briny cooking liquid from the mussels and clams. Add the fish to the soup at the end, so it doesn't overcook.

Total: 1 hr

Seafood Chowder


Shrimp and white fish simmer quickly in a creamy potato broth spiked with sauteed onion, garlic and dill.

Total: 40 mins

Halibut Chowder with Spinach

Better Homes and Gardens

Leeks lend a mellow onion flavor to this rich and creamy fish chowder.

Shrimp-and-Smoked-Oyster Chowder

Food & Wine

There are several tricks to this terrific chowder from Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman and Finch Public House in Atlanta. He adds potato chunks to the broth for thickness, then pours in a little naturally low-fat buttermilk for creamy tanginess. And instead of fatty bacon, he uses smoked oysters to give the chowder a slightly woodsy flavor.

Total: 1 hr

Fish Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Cod, haddock, and pike are all good varieties of fish to use in this easy 30-minute recipe.

Quick Salmon Chowder

Heart-Healthy Living

Refrigerated diced potatoes and canned salmon make this soup quick and simple to prepare on busy weeknights.

Cajun Fish Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

This light soup is just right for a summer evening. Cool mango complements the spicy grilled Cajun fish.

Total: 35 mins

Hearty Fish Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Thick and chunky, this fish soup recipe measures up to the finest chowders anywhere. If you prefer halibut or haddock, substitute either for the cod.

Seafood and Spring Veggie Chowder

Family Circle

Shrimp, scallops and crab combine in this hearty seafood and potato chowder. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare before the seafood and vegetables stew in your slow cooker!

Clam and Cheese Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

American cheese melts to a velvety smoothness in this cream-style soup.

Veggie Fish Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Seasoned mashed potatoes added to the broth mixture of this fish and vegetable chowder recipe makes it thick and delicious.

Total: 20 mins

Great Lakes Salmon Chowder

Midwest Living

Asparagus slices add color, and the dill and lemon zest add fresh flavor to salmon thats packed with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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