Lactose-free chowder soup with fish

Lactose-free chowder soup with fish

Get ready to experience the magic of lactose-free fish chowder soup. It is a wonderfully satisfying and hearty dish that combines the flavours of the ocean with creamy goodness. Each spoonful is a delightful blend of tender fish, aromatic vegetables, and a lactose-free base, making it a comforting and filling meal perfect for any occasion.


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot and add onions. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until they start to soften.
  • Add leeks and garlic, and fry for a few more minutes.
  • Add turmeric, cayenne pepper, and potatoes and mix everything well.
  • Add corn, vegetable stock, and lactose-free milk and let it simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  • In the meantime, fry bacon until crisp and golden.
  • Stir fish and frozen sweet corn into the soup and cook for three minutes.
  • Arrange in bowls and sprinkle with crispy bacon and chopped parsley.

You can use other types of fish than tilapia, for example, cod, haddock, halibut, or salmon. You can also opt for a combination of seafood such as clams, shrimp, and scallops.


After adding the fish towards the end of the cooking process, remember not to stir too vigorously as this will break the fish up and make the soup mushy. Instead, stir carefully with slow movements.

Questions about lactose-free chowder soup

Curious about chowder soup? If you are new to this hearty dish, let us introduce you to the delicious world of lactose-free fish chowder soup.

What is a chowder soup?
Chowder is a creamy soup originating in North America, particularly in the New England region. A combination of milk or cream and broth makes it rich and luscious, and it typically contains seafood such as fish or clams as well as potatoes, onions, celery, and sweet corn. There are many versions depending on regional and personal preferences. The difference between soup and chowder is the thicker and creamier consistency of chowders, which is achieved using dairy or dairy substitutes.
What fish to use in a lactose-free chowder soup?
The key to a good chowder is fresh, high-quality fish. You can use various types, but common ones are whitefish like cod, haddock, or halibut as well as buttery, delicious salmon. They are all quite firm and hold up well in cooking. You can also use clams or other seafood.
What to serve with lactose-free chowder soup?
In our chowder soup recipe, we recommend serving it with crispy bacon and fresh parsley as a delightful topping to elevate the flavour. You can also consider serving it with lactose-free bread or crackers for added substance. If you prefer a lighter touch, a refreshing salad can complement the richness of the chowder perfectly. You can also serve it alongside grilled or steamed seafood to add another layer of flavour and texture to the meal.


Large onion, finely diced
Olive oil
2 tbsp
Leek, diced
Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp
Cayenne pepper
1 pinch
Canned sweet corn
410 g
Vegetable stock
300 ml
Lactose-free milk
400 ml
White fish, for example, tilapia, cut into large pieces
250 g
Frozen corn
100 g
Smoked bacon
6 slices
Medium potatoes, for example, Maris Piper or Kind Edward, peeled and diced
Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch

Indulge in a creamy lactose-free chowder soup with fish

Nothing is as satisfying as indulging in a warm, comforting bowl of chowder soup. Its rich flavours, velvety texture, and hearty ingredients make it a beloved dish enjoyed by many. Whether you prefer flaky white fish like tilapia, cod, or haddock or opt for heartier options like salmon or trout, the fish makes the perfect foundation for this soup. Whether you are looking for a comforting weeknight dinner, a crowd-pleasing party dish, or a cosy meal on a chilly evening, lactose-free fish chowder soup fits the bill perfectly.

Craving fish for dinner? Explore our recipe for lactose-free pasta with salmon and asparagus or perhaps our recipe for lactose-free fish tacos – a tantalising meal that brings a burst of flavour to your table.

A savoury dinner for everyone to enjoy

Fish chowder soup is a comforting and satisfying meal that requires minimal effort, making it perfect for when you want an easy, tasty, savoury dinner. Most traditional chowder recipes often rely on generous amounts of dairy, such as cream or milk, to achieve their deliciously creamy texture. This recipe includes lactose-free milk making the chowder soup accessible to everyone while still being as velvety and savoury as a regular version with the same delicious, aromatic flavours.