Simple Crab Soup Recipe

This Crab Soup only requires five ingredients and it is done in less than 30 minutes! A hearty soup that will fill you and warm you up. Simplicity wins!

I'm still coming down off my State Fair food high from Tuesday. Please tell me I'm not the only one who dreams of deep-fried green olives in the middle of the night. I just made the decision, like this very second, that I need to create my own version of the Fair's fried green olives. Coming soon!

In the meantime, here is a delicious and EASY soup for you! It only requires FIVE ingredients and is done in less than 30 minutes! It's no deep-fried green olives, but it is good stuff.

Dump the following ingredients into a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan.

Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and add some cooking sherry and a little salt and pepper for good measure.

And that is it. Seriously.

I found that fresh lemon juice and saltine crackers were the PERFECT compliment to this soup.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Check out my Mango Crab Guacamole and Havarti and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms for other delicious recipes that use crab meat!

Crab Soup

With only FIVE main ingredients, this delicious crab soup is done in less than 30 minutes!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Aug 29, 2014

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Serves: 4

Total time: 25 min



  • 1 lb. crab meat
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add the crab meat, whipping cream, milk and butter to a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add sherry, salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges and saltine crackers.