Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This spicy soup gets its kick from hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper. Simple to make and goes great with a lot of different meals, or just as great with a simple salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion and celery in butter until tender.
  2. Add broth, tomato juice, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Add pasta to the soup; cook, uncovered, until tender.
  7. Add shrimp and crabmeat; simmer 5 minutes longer or until the shrimp turns pink.
Most Helpful

I have made this recipe several times and again just last night. We really enjoy it and find the spice just right with the 1/4 tsp of cayenne. My husband just can't quit eating this dish! I like to serve it with crusty Italian bread. Thanks for posting. YUM!

~Lynn~ June 25, 2008

This is a Taste of Home recipe, although their recipe calls for only 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. My husband and I really enjoy this soup. I make the bisque the night before and add the pasta and seafood before we eat it the following day. It is quite spicy, but we feel it's just right--it would have too much heat for me if it had 1/2 tsp of cayenne as stated in the recipe.

Southern Transplant June 21, 2007