Maryland Crab Soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Elizabeth W.

This recipe has a lighter beef flavor than most recipes I've tried. I have never liked MD Crab Soup because of how much it reminds me of a beef and veggie soup...UNTIL I tried it recently at a local restaurant and I loved it. You can taste the Old Bay® and the beef, yet neither are overwhelming. What you taste is a wonderful light blend of crab, beef, & veggies. My boyfriend is from MD, and he said it was the best MD Crab Soup he's EVER had.

Top Review by bmcnichol

I followed this recipe loosely. I used five cups of tomato juice instead of water and omitted the tomatoes. I also used two cans of mixed veggies instead of the veggies and potatoes. I also omitted the onion. I only added a tablespoon of old bay as that was spicy enough for me (actually it was a bit too spicy). We enjoyed this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water and bouillon to boil, stirring often until bouillon is dissolved.
  2. Add all ingredients except crab meat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Add in fresh crab pieces with shell (pieces of crab body with crab meat still inside).
  4. Allow to simmer until liquid is slightly reduced (about 1/2 hour) and stir frequently.
  5. Add jumbo lump crab meat about 10 minutes before serving (do not break up the pieces).

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