New England Clam Chowder Recipe with Flounder
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New England Clam Chowder Recipe with Flounder

If you love New England Clam Chowder you'll love our New England Flounder Chowder! We swapped Flounder for Clams. If you hate a chewy clam but love a tender flounder filet, you'll love this chowder recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Courtney


  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 large carrot
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 onion yellow
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • pinch thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 flounder filets a bit over a pound
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 quart half and half
  • cooked bacon for topping


  • In a large pot fry up the bacon.
  • While the bacon is frying chop up your carrots, celery, onion and potatoes.
  • Once the bacon is done chop it up and keep in the pan, add in the chopped veggies as well.
  • Cook the veggies in the bacon and bacon fat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the water, milk, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the vegetables are tender on a low-medium fire.
  • While the soup is cooking in a large skillet cook the flounder in the 2 tablespoons butter until cooked thoroughly.
  • Once the vegetables are tender add the flounder to the soup.
  • In the skillet used for the flounder add in the 2 tablespoons butter, once melted stir in the flour to make a roux.
  • Once the roux is a yellowish/brown add in the half and half slowly, keep mixing and pouring in the half and half until it's combined.
  • Pour the cream mixture into the soup and cook the soup for 5 minutes.
  • Top with cooked bacon and enjoy!
  • *if you like a thicker soup add a little more flour, increasing by a teaspoon each time. be careful as the soup will thicken with time.


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 1439mg | Potassium: 830mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1mg