Low Carb Crab Bisque

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by One Happy Woman

Easy peasy. Twenty minutes. Delicious. We make it with the 1-lb can of crab claw meat which is terrific (Trader Joe's, Lucky Market in the refrigerated seafood section) and runs about $9.)

Top Review by Stella8037

"Yummm" -- that's all we could say for the first 5 minutes of eating this! Unfortunately my grocery was charging an exhorbitant price for crab, so I subbed in shrimp instead... the only drawback was that is wasn't as thick as I normally like for bisque. I wonder if it was the shrimp? I did use my immersion blender to puree the veggies a bit before adding the cheese and shrimp. In any case, this was easy and very good! Made for PAC Fall 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the chopped vegetables in the butter and Old Bay Seasoning.
  2. Add the stock, wine and tomatoes and simmer until vegetables are soft. Use less stock if you like a thicker bisque - one reviewer mentioned this was a little thin for her taste: no problem withholding, then adding some of the stock at the end until you get it the way you like it!
  3. Melt the cream cheese into the stock/vegetable mixture.
  4. Add the crab, heat and serve.
  5. Note: I use Redi-Base seafood stock base, available on line.

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