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Crab Bisque
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This quick and easy Crab Bisque can be on your table (or in your mouth!) in under 30 minutes! This isn't a thin Crab Bisque, crab is the star here, with carrots and celery taking second place, and the flavorful broth third. Plus, it's lower in fat than traditional bisque!
Course: Soup
Keyword: bisque recipe, crab soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Bernadette Martin
  • 3- 6 ounce cans fancy lump crab meat ,drained
  • 2 stalks celery (reserve the celery leaves) finely diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 carrot ,diced small (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic ,minced
  • celery leaves ,chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons reduced fat butter
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1/2 cup sherry (can use cooking sherry)
  • 2-3 tablespoon all-purpose flour (depending on how thick you want the soup)
  • black pepper ,to taste
  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot. Add the carrots and celery, cook until just softened, 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth, add the garlic, chopped celery leaves, chopped parsley, sherry, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute. Reduce heat, stir in crab meat and light cream, stir and cook over low heat until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
Crab Bisque
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 761mg33%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2830IU57%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.