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Fontina-Vegetable Crab Soup

Cayenne pepper adds a hint of heat to rich, creamy soup loaded with vegetables and crab. Serve it as a first course or as a meal by itself.—Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces fontina cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup canned lump crabmeat

Directions

  • Pat corn dry; transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the onion, red peppers and celery in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, thyme, cayenne and corn. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Combine flour and cream until smooth. Gradually stir into broth mixture; add cheese. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and cheese is melted. Top servings with crab.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 366 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 1169mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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