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Salmon Chowder Casserole

This creamy Smoked Salmon Chowder is filled with carrots, onions, celery, garlic, wine, and a hint of bacon. Thyme and dill are added along with the smoked. This salmon chowder recipe is incredibly flavorful and easy to make! It’s loaded with smoky bacon, fresh dill, corn, carrots, and potatoes. 

Salmon Chowder Casserole

Turn the perennial favorite — fish chowder — into a stick-to-your-ribs Skillet Salmon Chowder Casserole. With hash brown potatoes, succulent pieces of fresh salmon, and a bright and bacony bread crumb topping, everyone will be coming back for a second helping.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole, Salmon, salmon chowder
Servings: 6
Calories: 428kcal



  • 2 Strips thick-sliced bacon, diced
  • 3 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Halved and sliced leeks
  • ½ cup Diced carrot
  • ½ cup Diced celery
  • tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour


  • ½ cup Dry white wine
  • 2 ¼ cups Seafood stock
  • ¾ cup Heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Minced fresh thyme


  • 4 cups Frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 1 lb. Salmon fillet, skinned, cut into 2-inch chunks, and seasoned with salt and black pepper


  • 1 cup Panko
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter, melted
  • Minced zest of ½ a lemon
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • For the chowder, cook bacon in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate, then mince once cool.
  • Melt butter in same skillet with drippings over medium-low heat. Stir in leeks, carrot, celery, and cayenne; season with salt and black pepper, and sweat until leeks soften, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables, and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high.
  • Deglaze skillet with wine, scraping up any brown bits; cook 1 minute. Stir in stock, cream, lemon juice, and thyme; bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in hash browns and salmon; return chowder to a simmer. Place skillet on a baking sheet and bake casserole until bubbly around the edges, about 20 minutes.
  • For the crumbs, combine panko, melted butter, zest, and minced bacon.
  • Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element.
  • Sprinkle crumbs over chowder, broil until golden, about 2 minutes, then top skillet with parsley.


Per serving, Calories: 428

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories428
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 25g 39%
    • Saturated Fat 13g 65%
  • Cholesterol 105mg 35%
  • Sodium 404mg 17%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 22g 44%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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