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Cream of Crab Soup Recipe

Cream of Crab Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 262 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 878 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 16 g protein.

Reviews for Cream of Crab Soup

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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!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"Great tasting and easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"This soup has a very good flavor. I used 6 ounce foil packets of crab instead of canned crab."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009


I used Old Bay for the seaoning!!!
~ Susan"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2009

"i love you mommie"

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