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Easy Crab Bisque

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My Lobster Bisque recipe has went a bit “viral,” on Pinterest these last few months, and I can understand why. It is ridiculously good.

The other day when I went to make it again, I remembered that I had crab meat in the fridge that I needed to use. It was a container that my husband found in the store that had diced, steam cooked crab meat, ready to go, and we just knew we’d find something to make with it.

and I did…

Easy Crab Bisque

Easy Crab Bisque! Holy Moly this is good! https://fantabulosity.com

I know it’s Summer right now, and people tend to stay away from the soups and bisque’s during the hot days… but it hasn’t officially hit those scorching hot days here in the midwest yet. So I’ve been getting all of my warm, comfort foods in, before it gets too hot to want it… 😉

Quick Crab Bisque! Holy Moly this is good! https://fantabulosity.com
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Easy Crab Bisque

This soup recipe is super simple to make. Fresh crab in a tomato cream broth. Pair with warm bread for the ultimate comfort meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy soup, easy crab bisque, easy soup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 287kcal


  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans petite diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 32-ounce carton low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Old Bay seasoning to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 ounces crab meat chopped (you can substitute with imitation but I recommend real crab meat)
  • 1 pint heavy cream

Optional Roux (if you prefer a thicker bisque):

  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter room temperature


  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients, except crab meat heavy cream. Stir together to mix.
  • In a blender, pour 1/3 of the soup mixture, and blend for about 5 seconds. Pour into a soup pot.
  • Add another 1/3 of soup to the blender, and blend for 3 seconds. Empty into the soup pot.
  • Pour remaining unblended soup into the blender. Give one or two short pulses, just barely blending the soup. (you want each 1/3 to blend less and less for a better consistency.)
  • Pour remaining soup into the pot. Add the crab meat.
  • Cook soup over low-medium heat for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After 45 minutes, stir in heavy cream.

Optional Roux (if you choose to omit, skip to last step):

  • Heat flour and butter in a small pan until mixed, and then add to bisque. Whisk together and let sit 1-2 minutes until soup thickens.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving (2/8 recipe with roux) | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 170mg | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.7mg

I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear if you made this, and what you thought!

{P.S. I myself like a thicker bisque, so I make about 2 sets of rue to get it to the consistency that I like}

Until next time…


Easy Crab Bisque! Holy Moly this is good! https://fantabulosity.com

8 thoughts on “Easy Crab Bisque

  1. kirsten says:

    How many servings?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Kirsten!
      You know, I’m not quite sure how much it made. I’m sorry. But if I think back, I want to say it made about 5-6 servings. It also depends on how thick you make it, with the rue. Lol! If it’s really thick, I tend to only want to eat a small bowl. But if it’s “soupier,” (is that a word, haha), It will make a bit more. I’m sorry that wasn’t much help.

  2. Elaine says:

    Hi Jessica, this crab bisque is absolutely fantastic! I love it! Do you have anything else that is better than this? Because I think it is pretty much impossible to beat it 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh gosh Elaine! Thank you so much! You’re so sweet… browse away! Your recipes look yummy too! 🙂

  3. Terri says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I was looking for a Crab Bisque that was easy and didn’t need Sherry added to it. This was perfect! Very tasty and easy.

    1. Jessica says:

      That’s fantastic!! I’m so glad that you liked it. Thank you SO SO much for sharing that you did! It means a lot! XO

  4. Jennifer says:

    Do you think using coconut milk instead of heavy cream would be ok? Trying to do this dairy free.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Jennifer! Oh gosh, you know, I’m not sure since I’ve never tried it… but I don’t see why it wouldn’t? It may be thinner, but it’s worth a shot! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! It sounds delish!

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