Every Marylander needs a crab soup recipe! It’s always sad when crab season comes to a close, but if you freeze leftover crab meat, you can bring blue crab back to your dinner table with crab soup! Crab meat can last up to 6 months in the freezer in an air-tight container or freezer bag. You can thaw frozen meat in a air-tight bag and submerging it in cool water. Change the water with fresh cool water every 30 minutes to make sure it stays cool! Never hand-picked a crab before? Here are 6 easy steps!

Crab meat is known for it’s soft texture and sweet taste. It goes nicely with savory, sweet, and spicy dishes. It truly is a versatile protein! Crab meat can be hand picked from steamed crabs, or purchased pre-picked, jarred, or canned at the super market.

Crab meat is low in saturated fat, and a good source of zinc! Zinc is an important trace mineral that supports many bodily processes. It supports our immune system, helps vision, supports normal growth in children, supports thyroid function, helps reduce cardiac inflammation and reduces intestinal permeability. Other good sources of zinc include oysters, beef shanks, pork shoulder, chicken leg, pork tenderloin, and lobster.

This crab soup recipe is convenient and easy. You’ll only need one pot, and it’s done in 30 minutes or less. And if you have leftovers, pair with a salad or sandwich for lunches!


Crab Soup

Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall, Winter
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Condition: Cancer, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Nut Free, PCOS
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 qt chicken broth
  • 1 qt beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 4 tsp old bay
  • 16 oz canned tomatoes sauce
  • 2 bags mixed vegetables carrots, corn, green beans, peas, lima beans
  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 lb crab meat


  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion and celery and saute until translucent.
  • Add chicken stock and beef stock to pot (can also substitute veggie stock).
  • Add Worchestershire, pepper flakes, bay leaves, and old bay. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Add tomato sauce, mixed veggies, and potatoes and simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Add in crab meat, adjust seasoning as needed.


Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 1002mg | Fiber: 6g

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor of Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide and Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.