Simple Easy Chesapeake Bay Rosy Crab Soup from the Farm

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Being from Maryland, I know very well homemade crab soup. This is not that recipe. This is a very quick crab and tomato soup recipe that is used to finish extra crab meat off. Being a base recipe, please use this to be creative with, adding or subtracting ingredients and adjusting seasonings for you and your families enjoyment. I haven't used canned crab in this recipe, but feel free to try it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 (10 ounce) can water
  • 1 cup crabmeat (lump, back fin, special, or claw)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning (more if you like it spicy)
  • Optional ingredients

  • 12 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 stalks asparagus, fresh (cut up)


  1. Melt butter in a soup pot until tender.
  2. Add minced garlic, cook for 30 seconds on medium heat.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, *except crab* until heated thoroughly. (Add optional ingredients if using).
  4. Stir carefully, add crab meat, making sure not to break up crab chunks.
  5. Serve in warmed bowls, (warm bowls under warm water for 1 minute) adding croutons to float on top.


Most Helpful

This is wonderful and easy! This is a favorite already. I added carrots and celery, but otherwise did the recipe as specified. A friend of mine added diced tomatoes and seafood stock, and said it was great! Thanks for posting.

no way gourmet January 21, 2012

This is a great, healthy alternative to the cream cheese heavy crab recipes that abound. i used Kittencal's Thick and Rich Creamy Tomato Soup in place of the canned stuff. For my veggies, i just used celery. Like a seaside bloody mary for dinner (sans vodka, of course). Delish.

Little Chef CP December 27, 2009

OMG Andi. This was great. I used canned crab and made just as stated, super easy and yummy. DH loved it too. I used asparagus in mine but will use a combo of veggies next time. Thanks so much for submitting this.

MsSally October 27, 2008

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