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Easy Crab Soup Recipe

This easy crab soup recipe requires only 5 ingredients and it is done in less than 30 minutes! This meal tastes complex but is actually very simple!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 736kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan. Add the crab meat, whipping cream and milk. Bring to a boil over medium high heat then reduce to low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add sherry, salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges and saltine crackers.


  • Fresh lemon juice and saltine crackers are the PERFECT complement to this soup.
  • If you have it on hand, add a sprinkling of old bay seasoning!
  • To slim down the recipe, half the amount of butter used and replace half of the cream with milk.


Calories: 736kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 269mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 482mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2506IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 1mg
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