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My Instant Pot Fish Chowder with Corn Recipe is a gluten-free hybrid of clam and potato chowders Creamy, comforting and delicious without extreme heaviness! Made in just 5 minutes using a pressure cooker!

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While I enjoy summer’s heat and the sun’s vitamin D rich rays, my favorite time of the year is fall and winter. Cozy sweaters and lazy weekends filled with rich, creamy comfort food.

And later than normal, Fall’s crisp cool weather has finally arrived. While earlier in the morning I enjoyed my coffee by the bon-fire in our back yard in 50 degree unseasonably warm-November weather, by evening we had our first snow flurries of the year.


Coffee fireside is the best way to wake up, even if it’s just in your own back yard. It’s an unseasonably warm 55 degrees this morning (11/19/16) but the first snow of the season is moving in later. Enjoy what ever life brings, slow down & embrace today. #campfire #bonfire #butfirstcoffee #coffee

A photo posted by Hayley Ryczek (@healthstartsinthekitchen) on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:04am PST

Of course with the dropping temperatures, I was eager to start creating warming meals. Years ago, when Ray and I first moved in together, he wouldn’t have ever been excited about a Fish based soup, let alone helping me come up with an idea for one.

We were both craving something in a sauce or gravy but neither of us was overly hungry. Instead of having pork or beef, we wanted a lighter fish for our protein. Initially I thought to make my Spicy Brazilian Fish Stew but we were out of coconut milk.

I started thinking about what other types of meals I could make with the Wild Caught Haddock I had in the freezer that would satisfy our craving.

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My gluten-free Fish Chowder is like a hybrid of clam chowder and potato soup. Creamy, comforting and delicious without extreme heaviness.

And you are going to LOVE it.

Perhaps the best part is that all the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen and you can swap in a variety of other types of wild caught white fish.


Wild & crazy Saturday night at our house. We’re embracing the cold weather tonight with Creamy Fish Corn Chowder made in the pressure cooker #5minutemeal #pressurecooker #realfood #gowiseusa #instantpot

A photo posted by Hayley Ryczek (@healthstartsinthekitchen) on Nov 19, 2016 at 1:55pm PST

Of course to make the 5-mintue magic happen, you’re going to need a Pressure Cooker, and I recommend THIS awesome Multi Cooker.

Is Fish Chowder Healthy?

When I finally sat down with an overflowing bowl of Fish Chowder deliciousness for dinner, I thought for a minute about the idea of “healthy” meals made with low-fat or low-caloric substitutions.

If you are seeking recipe with these processed-food substitutions, Health Starts in the Kitchen is not the blog for you.

As a reminder, I never fell for the fat-phobic trend and never used processed foods in place of healthy, real foods in my own kitchen, so it isn’t ideas that I’ve ever embraced personally.  

However, I have witnessed, first-hand, how damaging these fat-phobic and low-calorie/high-sugar ideas can be to human health in my own family. The one member who avoided fat, is the one who suffered from a heart attack, not those of us whom generously consumed fats.

I wanted to quickly touch on how silly these modifications are.

Real Food, in it’s most natural form, is naturally healthy. When we start tinkering with foods in a laboratory to change it’s natural macronutrient makeup we ruin it, plain and simple.

We take a food, like this instant pot Fish Chowder, for example, and in an effort to make it “healthier” ditch the bacon and sub a low fat cream – for What? What is the reason? To reduce the calories? Why do you want to take away the natural occurring calories in a food?

You want your Creamy Fish stew to have less calories? Why? So you can eat more?

Gluten Free Fish Chowder is healthy!

Instead of being full after just one modest bowl, you’d prefer to eat 1/2 the recipe to feel satiated?

Or so you can shove a couple 100 calorie processed food snack packs in your mouth, while mindlessly watching netflix later?

All of this lacks common sense.

Stop the insanity. Let the natural form of real-food nourish your body, stop tying to improve what is already perfect. Focus on eating the highest quality foods you can and putting down the spoon when you are full.

Eat MORE nutrient dense, high-quality real food and LESS processed junk food like substances.

You won’t need those 100 empty calorie packs of chemicals, when you are satiated from real-food meals.

The idea of making a recipe or food healthier by removing calories or fat has nothing to do with that particular food, it has more to do with opening you up to EATING MORE of something else.

And you will eat more later.

So, please don’t ask about the fat in this {5 minute} Pressure Cooker Creamy Fish Chowder, or if you can sub a low-fat version. I’m so over entertaining these flawed ways of thinking.

Eat real food, eat just enough to feel pleasantly full, then stop. Stop looking for ways to eat more or more often, it isn’t healthy.

Nature/God (whichever is your thing) got it right the first time, trust what has been done for millions of years. “THEY” are only guessing and these guesses are at the sacrifice of human health.

Don’t be a guinea pig for faux foods, eat real food & be healthy, start with my {5 minute} Pressure Cooker Creamy Fish Chowder, you won’t be disappointed.

{end rant}

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How to make Pressure Cooker Creamy Fish Chowder

There are 2 secrets to the 5 minute cooking time – starting with FROZEN fish and dicing your potatoes into small, bite sized chunks. The frozen fish needs a longer cooking time, which means it won’t over cook or become mushy in your healthy fish chowder!

If you love this Fish Chowder, Here are more Recipes you may enjoy!

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  • Spicy Shrimp, Corn & Bacon Chowder
  • Wild & Wonderful Ramp Chowder

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5 minute Pressure Cooker Fish and Corn Chowder

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My {5-Minute} Pressure Cooker Creamy Fish Chowder is like a hybrid of clam chowder and potato soup. Creamy, comforting and delicious without extreme heaviness. #instantpot


Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • Instant Pot Max


  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic pressed or minced
  • 3 cups yukon gold potatoes peeled & cubed
  • 4 cups Chicken Bone Broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Grass-Fed Butter or Ghee or ghee
  • 1 pound wild caught Haddock Filets FROZEN
  • 1 cup corn frozen or fresh
  • Sea Salt
  • White Pepper
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon organic potato starch


  • Using your pressure cooking on it’s saute function, cook bacon in butter until crispy.
  • Add onion, garlic, carrot and celery. Cook for about 3 minutes or until veggies are soft. Season with sea salt and white pepper.
  • Add potatoes, corn, fish and broth. Cook under pressure (standard or high) for 5 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally depressurize.
  • Combine heavy cream and potato starch, mix well.
  • Add to chowder. Stir well. Place pressure cooking on it’s WARM function if it did not by default.
  • On the warm function, allow it to thicken slightly for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately and Enjoy!


For optimal health, choose organic whenever possible.
Dairy should always be from cows raised exclusively on organic pasture (i.e. Grass-Fed) and seek out raw dairy if possible.


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2285IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

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