Slow Cooker Haddock Chowder with Pancetta

Haddock ChowderWe’d had a big lunch out so only needed a light dinner but don’t get the impression that it’s not a full meal as it was very filling. This was absolutely perfect.  As usual, it was inspired by Sara Lewis the Slow Cooker Queen.

Serves 4

Temp: High

Time: 2-3 hours


  • 25 g of butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 300 g potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 70 g of pancetta
  • 750ml fish stock
  • 125g of frozen sweet corn
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 500g Haddock, skinned and cubed ( I found it easier to skin whilst partially frozen)
  • 150ml double cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Few pinches of dried parsley (garnish)



  1. Melt the butter in a pan and sauté the onions, potatoes and pancetta for 3-5 minutes, transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the stock, frozen sweet corn and bay leaf.  Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  3. 30 minutes before serving add the fish, place in a layer on top and slightly push under the surface.
  4. Prior to serving, break the fish up with a couple of forks.  Add the cream, stir and allow to heat through.
  5. Ladle into large bowls, garnish with parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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Disclosure:  The haddock was compliments of Regal Fish and part of Fish is the Dishes campaign to encourage families to eat more fish from sustainable sources.