Walleye Chowder Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings


  • 1 pound walleye fillets; cut into 3/4-inch pieces (any other firm or smoked white fish will work)
  • 6-8 ounces piece of salt pork
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups bottled clam juice (or chicken stock)
  • 1 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (or 1/2 cup more half and half)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill (or dried dill to taste)
How to cook Walleye Chowder:
  • Stir salt pork in heavy Dutch oven or medium stock pot on medium to low heat about 20 minute until rendered. Discard pieces.
  • Add chopped onion, celery and thyme, simmer until golden brown. Add finely crushed crackers and stir 3 minutes or until browned.
  • Add clam juice or chicken stock, potatoes and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Add walleye and simmer for another 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add half and half and cream and let simmer another 5 minutes. (Do not boil.) Mix in dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the Walleye Chowder hot in individual soup bowls with crusty bread or crackers.


The Walleye Chowder is a very affordable dish. Great tasting food is easy to cook and is also healthy.

This recipe for Walleye Chowder serves/makes: 6 servings

The Walleye Chowder recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Walleye (more Walleye recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)

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