This Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe is a creamy recipe made with salmon, corn, potaotes, and shallots. We love to serve with hot crunchy bread!

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe
Friends, there is no earthly reason why something so simple should be so good. Which means, if you have leftover salmon, you’ll want to make this simple Corn Salmon Chowder.

Of course if you have fresh corn, it’s sweeter, but I used frozen corn, and this recipe turned out restorative, refreshing, and elegant enough for company! And the most popular soup, Best Clam Chowder, recipe on my blog? Check it out, here. Second in line, this Creamy Butternut Squash Soup recipe. :)

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe
And don’t you love just snipping a few branches and bringing them indoors to enjoy? The colors of fall … be still my heart!

Another thing I’ve really enjoyed in our new home is that we were able to get my Grandma’s piano up the stairs when we moved here, to its own cozy spot.

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe

This past week we got it tuned (finally), something the that is essential if you have musicians in the house!

I found out a few things about this small piano that I’ve had for almost 35 years, a 1928 Cable Midget- 44” Upright .

Our piano technician said that in over 30 years, she’s never tuned a “Midget.”

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe

We both chuckled about how today that word would not be politically correct to use. But it is a “small” piano, about 3/4 the size of a regular piano, and oh, the joy it has brought our family.

The sound is magical, and all 3 of our kids play it (more our sons, and me at Christmas).

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe

While the kids are playing, I’m often in the kitchen cooking. Since we have one great room now, it all sort of melds together …

Music, cooking, soup on the stove …

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe

Coming back from our bike ride, I made this soup quickly with leftover salmon.

Delicious served with hot crunchy bread!

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe

Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe
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Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe


  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inches
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk, I used 1%
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups cooked salmon


  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot, potato, corn and garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, until shallots soften, about 2 minutes. Add flour and cook until the vegetables are no longer raw, about 2 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk the broth into pan, then whisk until mixture is free of lumps. Add milk and half-and-half, frozen corn, salt, and pepper, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until mixture thickens slightly and potatoes are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the salmon to the chowder; cook for about 4-5 minutes until heated through.
  • Serve!
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Corn Salmon Chowder Recipe

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