bowl of healthy seafood chowder filled with shrimp, carrots and fish and served with a spoon
4.71 from 34 votes
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Seafood Chowder
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 666mg29%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 4663IU93%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:10 cups
Healthy Seafood Chowder
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

This Healthy Seafood Chowder is seriously the best! It's flavorful, creamy, full of delicious seafood and can be table ready in about 45 minutes! Packed with tender shrimp and fish that are combined in a creamy clam broth with veggies. This tasty chowder recipe is a comfort food that can be easily enjoyed at home any day of the week!

  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large bulb fennel, cored and sliced (2 1/4 cups)*
  • 1 pound red potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced carrots
  • 4 bottles (8 ounce each clam juice)**
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 pound cod fillet, cut into chunks***
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream****
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Melt butter or ghee in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and fennel; cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots, clam juice, water, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetable are just tender, 10 minutes.
  3. Add cod and shrimp; simmer, covered, until opaque, 5 minutes.
  4. Gently stir in cream and heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe Notes

*Can sub fennel with diced celery.
**Can sub clam juice with chicken or seafood broth.
***Use any white fish.
****Sub cream for almond or coconut milk for a lighter, dairy free option.

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim
Course: Main, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood chowder, seafood soup

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