Sick Day Chowdah

I’m home from work with a sick baby today and feeling under the weather myself. There’s a few inches of snow on the ground here in the ‘burbs of Boston and still more sleet coming down. Perfect day to dig out the slow cooker and make some Sick Day “Chowdah” for tonight. I modified a few recipes that I found on Pinterest (of course), and here’s how mine came out.


  • ¼ pound maple bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lb. fresh haddock, skinned and cut into      small pieces
  • 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed (I used Russet)
  • 2 lb. frozen corn kernels
  • 1yellow onion, diced
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Season All or other seasoned salt
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 16 ounces half & half
  • salt & pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients except for the half & half in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook in the slow cooker on high for 6 hours.
  3. Add half & half and continue cooking, uncovered, for another 15 minutes, until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Ooooh, that’s easy and looks oh-so-filling and adult and kid friendly. Hope you are feeling betttteeer!

  2. kathy says:

    can you come over and make me some… pretty please? my sick day chowdah comes out of a can from my personal chef “campbell”.

    i’m also feeling like crap today. i swear, (my daughter’s) school is a cesspool of infectious diseases :(

    • TalkingThirty says:

      ugh, i know what you mean kathy. before parenthood, i rarely ever took sick days, and now that C is old enough to play with other kids, this past month alone, i’ve had to take 3. hope you feel better soon!

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