Bacon and Crab Chowder

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dicentra

This is from Everyday with RR. This looks like such a lovely fall/winter comfort dish! And crab... YUMMO!

Top Review by eeelor

This recipe was everything I had hoped it would be. Yummy! Yummy! & MORE YUMMY! A real delight for a cool evening! You must try it! Donna

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put a medium pot over med-high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the bacon until it is crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  2. Pour off a little of the bacon fat. Add the potatoes, onion, celery bell pepper and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up all the brown bits at the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the milk and bring to a simmer.
  5. Break up the crab meat with your fingers, removing any shell bits. Combine with the thyme and Old Bay.
  6. Stir the crab meat into the pot and simmer 6-7 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender and the soup has thickened.
  7. Finish the chowder with the sherry and serve with the bacon, chives and oyster crackers.

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