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Cod Potato Chowder

Cod potato chowder is a delicious, creamy soup that is table-ready in under 30 minutes! This is a quick and easy fish soup. Potatoes, corn and a cod fillet are cooked in a creamy broth. The chowder can easily be made dairy-free using coconut milk.

cod potato chowder in a dutch oven pot with wood spoon. Kitchen towel and parsley surround it.

Cod Potato Chowder

Looking for a quick and easy fish chowder? This soup requires very little effort. It’s creamy and comforting with the perfect hint of dill. You can use cod fillets or any other white fish for this soup. Serve it for lunch or dinner with crackers or a slice of warm bread.

What Is Chowder?

A chowder typically differs from other soups by its creamy base and chunkier ingredients. Traditionally all chowders are made with dairy but today I’m using coconut milk to create the soup. If you prefer, you can use dairy cream instead.

cod potato chowder in dutch oven with wood spatula.

Cod Potato Chowder Ingredients

This delicious soup uses just a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cod Fillet – You’ll need 1 lb cod fillet. I used 2 fillets because mine were pretty small.
  • Baby Potatoes – This recpe uses 3 cups of baby potatoes sliced in half.
  • Coconut Milk – 1 can of coconut milk is used for creaminess. You can also use regular dairy heavy cream.
  • Broth – You can 3 cups of vegetable broth, chicken broth, fish or seafood broth or water.
  • Onion – You’ll need 1 yellow onion.
  • Herbs and Spices – This recipe uses dried dill, fresh parsley, salt and pepper.
cod potato chowder in white bowl with spoon. Kitchen towel and parsley surround bowl.

How To Make Cod Potato Chowder

This soup is put together in under 30 minutes. For full instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe card.

Here’s an overview of how to make the cod chowder (fish soup):

  1. Sautee Onions – Add the onions to a pot along with a bit of oil (I used coconut oil). Cook the onions until they turn translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Simmer Potatoes – Add in the potatoes and the broth. Let this simmer for 10-12 minutes to make potatoes tender. You don’t want to add the fish yet because it will overcook.
  3. Add Fish and Cream – Once potatoes are tender when poked with a fork you can add the fish chunks and cook for two minutes. Next add the coconut milk or heavy cream, corn, dill and parsley. Season the soup with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until it’s warmed through.
  4. Remove from heat, scoop into bowls and serve!
Close up of potatoes and fish in cod chowder.

More Soup Recipes

  • Healthy Hamburger Soup – loaded with vegetables and extra lean ground beef. It’s the perfect soup for busy weeknights. This recipe includes both slow cooker and stovetop instructions.
  • Ground Turkey Soup with Kale and Beans (Instant Pot) – healthy, hearty and made with lean ground turkey. This soup can be put together fast – you’ll have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes!
  • Lentil Tortilla Soup – a vegetarian soup that’s full of flavor and incredibly easy to make.
  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup – lately I’ve been making a batch of this soup for my lunches. It’s so easy to whip up in the afternoon and eat throughout the week.
  • Creamy Carrot Tomato Soup – one of my favorite recipes, this is a fresh take on the classic tomato soup we all know and love but with a twist.

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Cod Potato Chowder

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Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 496kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil - other cooking oil or butter
  • 1 yellow onion - diced
  • 3 cups baby potatoes - chopped
  • 3 cups broth - or water
  • 1 lb thawed cod fillet - cut into chunks
  • 2 cups coconut milk - or heavy cream (dair or non-dairy will work)
  • 1 cup frozen corn - or canned corn
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped - or 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • Slice the cod into bite-size chunks. Set aside.
    cutting board with sliced cod and knife
  • In a soup pot over medium heat, add the cooking oil (or butter) and diced onions. Cook until onions turn translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
    pot with cooked onions and wooden spoon
  • Add the potatoes and broth. Simmer until potatoes are almost tender when poked with a fork, about 10-12 minutes.
    pot of potatoes, onions and cod in broth with wooden spoon
  • Add the fish chunks. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until fish turns opaque.
    cod fish soup in pot with wood spoon
  • Add the coconut milk (or heavy cream) and corn. Bring the soup to a simmer, then add the dill and fresh parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 more minutes then remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!
    cod chowder in dutch oven with wood spoon
Nutrition
Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 6mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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