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Tomato Seafood Soup Recipe

Tomato Seafood Soup Recipe

We love this hefty soup on Sundays during football season. For a little extra zip to rally spirits, we sometimes add red pepper flakes or use jalapeno-flavored tomatoes. It's also delicious with real crab meat. —Mary Adams, Fairport, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen uncooked shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, chopped or 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) minced clams, undrained


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion and green pepper in oil until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa, broth, wine and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Add the shrimp, crab and clams. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 850mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein .

Reviews for Tomato Seafood Soup

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katlaydee3 242057
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"Delicious hearty soup, I made it exactly as written and loved it!"

Xochtl 231163
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"Delicious! I made a larger amount of the broth mixture, doubled the shrimp and the clams and added fresh cod. I also added some Old Bay's Seasoning. Very easy to prepare."

mkaskela 227302
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"Good. I altered a couple of things due to what I had on hand, but it had a nice kick to it and went great with fresh oregano bread."

lmmanda 222210
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015 Edited Mar. 7, 2015

"Oh my gosh! Absolutely delicious! I sub'd an orange pepper for the green one and used 3 cloves of fresh garlic. I also used mild salsa cuz my husband doesn't like spicy foods. In addition to the shrimp, crabmeat, and clams, I added some chopped up calamari. I spiced my own serving up with a little hot sauce."

briasamuel 221535
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"I added fresh crawfish, fresh Maryland crabs, and fresh snow crab clusters to mine. Im allergic to imitation crab meat. I didnt have salsa so I just added extra onion, garlic, tomato, and pepper and threw in a little taco seasoning and taco sauce. Also minced up so jalape?os, threw in some potatoes, cilantro (didn't have basil, oreg or parsley) and a few sprigs of thyme."

briasamuel 221534
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"I added fresh crawfish, fresh Maryland crabs, and fresh snow crab clusters to mine. Im allergic to imitation crab meat. I didnt have salsa so I just added extra onion, garlic, tomato, and pepper and threw in a little taco seasoning and taco sauce. Also minced up so jalape?os, threw in some potatoes, cilantro (didn't have basil, oreg or parsley) and a few sprigs of thyme."

mydogbert 220615
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Well worth making, even satisfied discriminating tastes - easy and quick. I did substitute a 1/2 can of fresh crab and 18 whole cherrystone clams steamed for the imitation crab and diced clams. Used white wine instead of broth. The results were outstanding and will make this often for myself and guests."

lauripobanz 167952
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I made this for my husband and he really enjoyed it. The only change that I made was an accident. I picked up a can of crab meat instead of clams. So I had imitation crab and canned crab! I did run the salsa and tomatoes through the blender as my son doesn't care for the chunks. The flavor was excellent!"

Sprucetree18 97464
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This was very good, and easy and fast to prepare. I doubled the shrimp, didn't have any clams on hand, and added more chicken broth so there'd be enough liquid. I omitted the green pepper too because I don't like it. Turned out great, will make again for sure..."

Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Foster Maw made this tonight, left out the onion (Foster Dad doesn't like'm) and used whole can of broth (didn't have wine). Oh my goodness. Awesome! There is an oyster fest in southern Maryland that Leonardtown Rotary Club claims they have the secret recipie... this is it."

Kathhill 167950
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Wonderful soup. Looking forward to making it again!!"

jodand 97435
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"I wasn't sure of this based on the ingredients, but it was really really good!"

yogikeag 105487
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"I make this for all holiday's. I have even doubled it for larger groups and added other seafoods."

retiredcookie2000 167946
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Just follow the recipe and read the reviews to see what not to use! A+++"

kerrynjames 167943
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"We really enjoyed this recipe. It's quite simple and easy to prepare, which was a bonus. I added a can of chicken broth and no white wine, as it was what I had on hand. Plus, I omitted the clams, as I may not have measured the amount of crab and shrimp and there was quite a bit of meat in the soup.

We will definitely make this again. One thing I learned, though, is make sure your salsa is appropriate. I used a southwest salsa, as it was what was open in my fridge, and the corn and black beans were a little weird.
Thanks for the recipe!"

tengl 151473
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"I made this for my family and was a little leary because of the canned seafood, but it was excellent. My husband and kids all enjoyed it."

Summy 166280
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I could easily make this recipe once a month. It's delicious! I used 2 cans of minced clams (drained and rinsed one can). I made the sauce on the stovetop, then dumped it all into a crockpot and left on low for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend. I added the shrimp, crabmeat, and clams in the last 20 minutes and cooked until the shrimp was pink. We might barbecue the shrimp next time, and add some barbecued tilapia to this too. PERFECT recipe."

10sChick 78155
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"OK, all the great comments are true. My husband and I loved this hearty stick-to-your-ribs soup. I was a bit skeptical when I saw the ingredient list. Salsa and spaghetti sauce? Yuck. Even as it was simmering, it didn't smell like something I would like, but it does all come together at the end when you add in the seafood items. It was amazing. The only change I made was using real crab meat. Outstanding!"

Weavo 208960
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"We loved this recipe, but I have a few tweaks. I used "medium" Picante and my husband suggested you could probably taste the seafood better using "mild". I was more generous on the spices. I also added some orzo pasta, but think any tiny pasta would add that something extra. I can't wait to make it again. Thank you!"

Littlegal 68545
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"This soup is simply amazing. I will definately be making it again."

SandyC79 97433
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"This was good as is, but to spice it up a little and cut down on the strong tomato taste, I added 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and1/2 cup heavy cream. Now it's a 5 star!! Delicious!"

pamdevone 105485
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"It was good, thanks for the recipe."

Littlegal 167940
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Soooooooooo yummy and so simple. A real winner"

WindsWhisper 97429
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I've made this several times now. I've made it exactly as the recipes suggests, I've made it with all real crabmeat, all shrimp, odds and ends of fish, and all clams. And pretty much any combination of the above. I use diced tomatoes with green chilis usually, and when I use all clams I cut back on the chicken broth and use some clam juice. I am convinced you CAN"T make this to come out any way but amazing."

gperez9976 128053
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"I made this Thanksgiving last year for my in-laws and they could not get enough. This year the in-laws have put in a special request for it."

terratoo 78153
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I have made this a few times, most recently for a group meeting of 6 men who ate every bite and requesting the recipe for their wives. I used a can of pizza sauce instead of spaghetti sauce, a small can of shrimp and imitation crab. This is a real crowd pleaser for me."

gperez976 96087
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I made this for Thanksgiving to start the day and it was such a hit. My in-laws didn't even speak all you heard was the cling of the spoon when they were done."

lcrement 151470
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"I added some matchstick carrots for color and texture. After I sautee'd the onion/garlic/green pepper, I threw everything (except the seafood) in the crockpot and put it on low for 3 hours. Then

I added the seafood and cooked on low for about 30-40 minutes. Yum! Easy!!
for 3 hours."

johnknott 96172
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"I have made this soup several times & it is very good. The last 2 times I made it I added some cooked pasta to it when I added the shrimp."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.