Slow Cooker Fish Chowder


Slow Cooker Fish Chowder

We need things that are quick, easy and will hold up to staying warm for an extended period of time on dance class nights. The first shift of meals may be anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and the last at 9:00 pm. Simple meals in the slow cooker are what I have found work best for us. I leave a note or text of what needs to be done with the meal before serving and by the time I get home with our daughter at 9:00 pm our meal is still warm and waiting for us.

I was very hesitant if my family would like this dish. They tend not to like soups for dinner and especially a fish soup? I had visions of dumping the whole thing in the garbage when we got home.

Someone on my Buffalo Beef Stuffed Sandwich post commented that knowing me I probably saved the bread I removed from the sandwich to use in something else. They were right! Making some rustic croutons from butter and garlic added a bit of crunch to the dish. If you don’t want to make homemade croutons just purchase a bag of Garlic Croutons. They are a great addition to the dish.

Verdict:

Everyone really liked it! My son even took some the next day in his lunch. The fish wasn’t overwhelming but was present. I used Tilapia which is a lighter fish. You can use any fish you prefer in this dish.

This dish is gluten-free for my mostly gluten-free son (minus the Italian bread croutons). I served this with a green side salad.

Slow Cooker Fish Chowder

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 6-8 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. red potatoes, diced into 1/2″ pieces
  • 4 oz. baby carrots, cut into 1/4ths
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Morton Nature’s Seasoning
  • 2 lbs. Tilapia, thawed if frozen or other fish of your choice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water – if needed

Directions:

  1. Place red potatoes, carrots, chicken stock and Morton Nature’s Seasoning into the slow cooker. Stir and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
  2. One hour before ready to serve stir in corn and then place fish on top of vegetables. If fish is slightly frozen or very cold it may take a bit longer to cook.
  3. Thirty minutes before serving, flake fish into chunks and stir with vegetables. If needed add a bit of chicken stock to make it “soupy.”
  4. Fifteen minutes before serving add heavy cream and stir. Let sit for 15 minutes. Taste for flavor and thickness. If needed add salt and pepper to chowder. If the chowder is not thick enough for you mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves. Turn the slow cooker on high and stir the slurry into the vegetable mixture. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes and stir again.
  5. Serve soup hot.Topped with croutons if desired.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely πŸ™‚ . Nothing goes to waste with me either. Left over bread gets frozen too, for croutons or bread crumbs πŸ™‚

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  2. Any soup (including fish chowder) is a win in my book!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I wasn’t sure how this would be as I like soups and chowders but fish? I wasn’t sure. I am glad I tried it!

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  3. Looks yummy!! Just one question…does it make the house smelly fishy? Hubby and I only grill fish outside because I can’t stand the fishy smell. πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I didn’t think it smelled fishy. Because you are only cooking if for an hour or so in a closed container with the spices and vegetables it wasn’t fishy. Plus I used Tilapia which is a milder fish.

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      1. Okie dokie, thank you! I’ll give it a try! πŸ™‚

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I hope it turns out well for you!

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  4. This sounds very good and very convenient when you get home so late! I love the idea of the croutons as well!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I am trying to cut our food waste way down. We went away and I forgot to empty the fruit and vegetable drawers and came home to a big mess.

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      1. oh no that is no fun coming home to that!

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  5. Kristy Rhine says:

    This looks really good!~

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  6. Pamela says:

    Yes. Slow cooker recipe! Going to try this

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  7. I love how you incorporate left overs into tasty meals! Will give this a try and update with the result! πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like it! I love using everything I can so there is little waste.

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