Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I like to make this in the slow cooker, but it can easily be made on the stovetop as well in a portion of the time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the first 10 ingredients in the slow cooker with the next 4 spices.
  2. Cover and cook on high.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat, slowly whisking in the cornstarch and milk.
  4. Transfer milk to slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the crabmeat and cheese and turn the cooker down to low.
  7. **For thicker broth, repeat step #3-4, using broth from the slow cooker instead of more milk (melt butter and stir in corn starch, then adding broth from the cooker).