Cream of Crab Soup Recipe
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Cream of Crab Soup Recipe

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One of our Chesapeake Bay delicacies is the Maryland Blue Crab. It's abundant from May through October and used in a variety of dishes, like this rich soup.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pound fresh crabmeat or 3 cans (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Additional milk and parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 262 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 16g protein


  1. Melt butter in a 3-qt. saucepan; stir in flour, seafood seasoning, salt and curry powder. Cook until thickened and bubbly. Gradually add milk; cook and stir until mixture is hot (do not boil).
  2. Remove cartilage from crab if necessary. Add crab and parsley to soup; cook and stir just until crab is heated. If desired, thin soup with additional milk; garnish with parsley. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cream of Crab Soup in Country December/January 1997, p49

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"This soup is AMAZING. I created an account just so I could review it. I substituted seasoned flour for half the flour and deleted the salt. I can't wait for my husband to try it! Happy early Father's Day to him!"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"This was my first time making this soup. It was "SMACK YOUR MOMMA "good! I added a couple of things to make it my own, but awesome receipe."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"STOP, HOLD THE PRESS . . . oh my goodness, this soup was the BEST. I plan on serving it at a dinner party. My 95 year old father-in-law thought it was wonderfult. My husband said "This soup is wicked!" (That means extremely good) . Praises to the person who shared with recipe. Thank you."

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"AMAZING!! It was my first attempt trying crab soup and it turned out great. I added about 1/4 cup of Sherry at the end and it was perfection!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"My man has mentioned he would love oysters in this soup, sounds great!"

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