Aunt Nancy’s Cream of Crab Soup
My sister, Nancy, is one of the best cooks I know. When my daughter was getting married, I put together a cookbook of her favorite family recipes—Nancy's soup was a must-have. Our family often had this with a salad before Christmas Eve services. —Lynne German, Woodland Hills, California
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 2 tablespoons finely grated onion
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 4 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, drained
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons sherry
- In a large saucepan, heat butter and bouillon over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir in cornstarch until blended; gradually whisk in cream. Bring just to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in crab, cheese and seasonings. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, to allow flavors to blend, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in sherry; heat 1-2 minutes longer. Sprinkle servings with additional nutmeg.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 383 calories, 25g fat (16g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 1089mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.
Originally published as Aunt Nancy's Cream of Crab Soup in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2017
Oct 24, 2018
I use Old Bay seafood seasoning and sub Better than Bouillon for the bouillon granules. This tried and true recipe is always a showstopper for dinner parties as well as comfort food with the family. BTW - Aunt Nancy is my sister!!