Salmon and Potato Chowder

Minoo shared this Salmon and Potato Chowder recipe in the Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen. She also shared the following soup tips.

  • homemade stock can be freeze in small batches for convenient use later
  • look for low sodium stock if you are on a low salt diet
  • use vegetable spray on non-stick pan to saute vegetable with minimum fat
  • always simmer soup covered, on a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent evaporation
  • when pureeing soup, process in small batches to achieve even smooth texture
  • if soup appears too thick after reheating, add more stock.
  • for more fiber, use unpeeled vegetables, just scrub the skin to clean them
  • leftover vegetables are ideals for making soups
  • to ensure vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus or zucchini to retain good color, add them during the last 5 minutes of cooking
  • chop hard vegetables like carrot finely so that they take lesser time to become tender
  • when a recipe calls for canned crushed tomatoes, you can use whole canned tomatoes and pureed in a food processor with the juice, or use fresh pureed tomatoes
  • for a tasty and sophisticated garnish, add a dollop of light sour cream or yogurt to each bowl of soup
  • most soups can be frozen for up to 2 months; reheat gently


This Salmon and Potato Chowder is sweet, creamy and cheesy. The sweetness comes from the onion, carrot and creamed corn. A great soup for brunch and lazy days.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 2 cans salmon
  • 1 (12 fl oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (15oz) can creamed corn
  • 1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, shredded



salmonpotatochowder-11-300x200Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.

Saute onion until soft. Add garlic and saute for another 30 seconds.

salmonpotatochowder-12-300x200Add carrot which takes longer to cook and cook for a minute or two.
salmonpotatochowder-13-300x200Stir in celery and potatoes.
salmonpotatochowder-14-300x200Season with dill.
salmonpotatochowder-15-300x200Add chicken broth and bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
salmonpotatochowder-16-300x200Stir in salmon, breaking them up.
salmonpotatochowder-17-300x200Stir in creamed corn.
salmonpotatochowder-18-300x200Stir in evaporated milk.
salmonpotatochowder-19-300x200Lastly, stir in cheese. Cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Minoo, thank you for sharing such a tasty and nutritious soup.

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