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Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon-chowder-recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 835kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 medium Red potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 6 oz bacon fried crisp & diced
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen sweet corn
  • 1 large bunch green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1 celery stalk sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups milk [2% or whole milk]
  • cup heavy cream
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ lb fresh or canned Salmon skin & bones removed


  • Place potatoes in an appropriate size heavy saucepan, cover with water. Add a little salt; bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender (about 7 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and drain; set aside.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat until crisp. [NOTE: You can dice the bacon before frying or you can crumble once fried.]
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried bacon from the drippings to paper towels to drain.
  • Reduce the heat to med-low and add the corn, onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic, red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning, and thyme to the bacon drippings left in pot. Saute until onions, peppers and celery are tender.
  • Increase the heat to medium; add milk and cream; bring just to a boiling point.
  • Add cooked potatoes, diced bacon, salt, black pepper and salmon.
  • For fresh Salmon: Add to the chowder and cook until the Salmon begins to break up (around 6-8 minutes).
  • For canned Salmon: Add to the chowder and heat through, cooking for around 5 minutes.
  • Serve with buttered crusty rolls or crackers on the side.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 835kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 2054mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1832IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 759mg | Iron: 4mg