Slow-Cooker Fish Chowder

Slow-Cooker Fish Chowder

KathrynG 4

"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."


4 h 30 m servings 235 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 724 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 8 minutes; drain excess grease. Cook and stir onion and garlic into bacon until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker.
  2. Pour chicken stock into slow cooker. Mix corn, potatoes, celery, and carrots into the stock. Season with black pepper and red pepper flakes. Set the cooker to High, cover, and cook for 3 hours.
  3. Stir scallops, shrimp, and halibut into the soup and cook 1 more hour. Stir evaporated milk into chowder, heat thoroughly, and serve.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 27 Ratings


Yummy! Yum! I changed a few things just because I didn't have some things on hand! Added Half & Half to make it more of a chowder type of meal. My kids and everyone else LOVED it!

This soup is so delicious! The bacon adds a really nice flavor to the seafood. We had a frozen halibut filet, so we just put the whole filet into the chowder 1 hour (as it says in the recipe) an...

I swapped out the halibut with a standard COD steak filet because I didn't want to pay $19.99 per pound. It was very watery so I needed to add a roux made of butter, flour, and the broth. Overal...

Fantastic flavour and is now a family favourite. I added a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning the second time I made the dish and it really kicked the flavour up a notch with a little extra heat as...

Used sweet potato as well as coconut milk rather than cream to make it super healthy and delicious.

Sooooo good! I did maybe a fourth of the potatoes as I'm trying to cut out starches, no corn, but lots of seafood. Added some Old Bay Seasoning like another person suggested--wow. Awesome flavor...

A good and easy chowder. I used at least double the celery. I also substituted a pound of canned ham for the bacon. I didn't have any bacon. I used only a pinch of black pepper and red pepper. I...

Made this tonight and it was a hit, even with our 5 year old. Used bay scallops, cod and doubled the shrimp since I had extra on hand. Did end up thickening a bit with corn starch. Perfect dinne...

This was delicious! And, since the fish don't go in until the end, the house doesn't end up smelling like fish all day. =)