Creamy soup with crab, potatoes, and asparagus. I made this on a whim one Sunday when crabmeat was on sale at the store. It comes together quickly and is very tasty! You could easily replace the asparagus with another vegetable with equally good results.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir the bacon and onion in a saucepan over medium-high heat until the onion is translucent, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir the garlic and yellow bell pepper into the bacon mixture; cook and stir together another 2 minutes.

  • Mix the diced potato, asparagus, crabmeat, skim milk, half-and-half, salt, and black pepper into the bacon mixture; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 12.5g 25% DV; carbohydrates 13.5g 4% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 41.8mg 14% DV; sodium 613.5mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
This is a mellow comforting kind of soup. True to the simple to make claim it took 15 minutes to prep and 15 to cook as I cut up the potatoes in very small pieces. I used 2 cups half and half and 1 cup skim as I have half and half to use up. Regarding the milk I can see it would be just as good as written. I served it with Jim's Cheese Soda Bread from this site. I will make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/01/2019
Very bland. Added some Old Bay after serving and it made it edible, but not what I was going for. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
This is a mellow comforting kind of soup. True to the simple to make claim it took 15 minutes to prep and 15 to cook as I cut up the potatoes in very small pieces. I used 2 cups half and half and 1 cup skim as I have half and half to use up. Regarding the milk I can see it would be just as good as written. I served it with Jim's Cheese Soda Bread from this site. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2018
Good soup. I added a pinch of cayenne and it gave it a nice kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
I really enjoyed this soup with some substations! I added 6 medium sized potatoes diced I caramelized the onions and added 3 portobello mushrooms with agave syrup. I added basil onion powder oregano bay seasoning and garlic salt to the soup. Roughly a teaspoon of each. I did not use skim milk but just regular whole milk and instead of half and half I used heavy whipping cream. Next time I ll add a can of corn. It sorta tasted like a clam chowder base soup and I really enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2015
I added some Old Bay rub and some Sherry to add flavor and a little heat. This soup was better the next day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2016
Made as written and it turned out a little thin. I really liked the smokiness the bacon added but it was still a little bland for my taste so I added some Old Bay seasoning and that hit the spot. If you like crab and you like clam chowder then you should really give this one a try. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2019
Very bland. Added some Old Bay after serving and it made it edible, but not what I was going for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
This soup is amazing and so quick and easy. I added bacon bits instead of actual bacon and still just as yummy. Even made it a second time and doubled up on the ingredients which I was a little skeptical on but it still turned out great!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2019
Love this! Anyone who knows mo knows there is never enough seafood so I added 8 oz of shrimp and 8 oz of scallops....Sooooo yummy! Read More
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