Rating: 4.7 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This light and spicy tomato crab bisque is one of my all-time favorite emergency recipes. It's easy to shop for, requires very little effort, and only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to pull off.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine green onion, butter, and 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until onion is slightly softened, 2 minutes.

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  • Stir tomato soup into saucepan; increase heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Stir in cayenne pepper and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in crabmeat; cook, stirring occasionally, until crab is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Remove from heat.

  • Whisk cream with a pinch of seafood seasoning until light and frothy, about 30 seconds. Ladle bisque into bowls and stir in a teaspoon of frothy cream.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 16.1g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 64.4mg; sodium 1041.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
I needed an easy but special dish for the office Christmas pot luck. This was perfect and several people asked for the recipe. Here's how I modified this recipe. 1) I scaled it for 12 people; 2) I used 6 cans of Campbell's Tomato Bisque soup w/ 5 cans of water; 3) I used 3, 6-oz cans of premium white crab meat (Kroger brand); 4) I used white pepper instead of black. I did not follow directions. Instead, I sauteed the green onions and dumped them along with everything else except the cream into my 6 qt. slow cooker the night before. After stirring, I took out a small amount to heat in the microwave and season to taste. I added way more Old Bay, cayenne, and white pepper than the recipe called for (Campbell's is too sweet so it needed it!). I took it to work, straight from the fridge, and plugged it in. About an hour before serving, I added the cream and more white pepper. It was delicious -- a smash hit -- and ridiculously easy (less than 15 minutes, TOTAL). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2012
It was good but not worth the 8 to make it. While it was ok neither my boyfriend or I liked it enough to make it a second time. It was an attractive dish if you were serving a quick dish to company. Read More
(1)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
I needed an easy but special dish for the office Christmas pot luck. This was perfect and several people asked for the recipe. Here's how I modified this recipe. 1) I scaled it for 12 people; 2) I used 6 cans of Campbell's Tomato Bisque soup w/ 5 cans of water; 3) I used 3, 6-oz cans of premium white crab meat (Kroger brand); 4) I used white pepper instead of black. I did not follow directions. Instead, I sauteed the green onions and dumped them along with everything else except the cream into my 6 qt. slow cooker the night before. After stirring, I took out a small amount to heat in the microwave and season to taste. I added way more Old Bay, cayenne, and white pepper than the recipe called for (Campbell's is too sweet so it needed it!). I took it to work, straight from the fridge, and plugged it in. About an hour before serving, I added the cream and more white pepper. It was delicious -- a smash hit -- and ridiculously easy (less than 15 minutes, TOTAL). Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
Easy recipe that tastes great! I used crab legs instead and it was still delicious! Great for an occasion when you want an elegant dish without all the fuss. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2012
This soup is good and if there is an emergency for "crab soup" this works well. It all depends on what prepared tomato soup you use. However I can think of better ways to use expensive crab meat. Having said that if offered a bowl I would for sure eat itand enjoy it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2012
It was good but not worth the 8 to make it. While it was ok neither my boyfriend or I liked it enough to make it a second time. It was an attractive dish if you were serving a quick dish to company. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2018
For using canned tomatoes soup this exceeded my expectations. We really loved this soup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2019
This was fast and easy. I used Pacific Foods organic roasted red pepper & tomato soup. I added a bit of basil & a touch of cinnamon. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2020
I really appreciated the shortcut of using a decent tomato soup. I didn’t have any cayenne so I used some cajun blackening seasoning and this pink himalayan salt, pepper & garlic seasoning, then zested two cloves of garlic in there. Turned out very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
Very easy to make and delicious! Made as written but also added a little sweet corn and used half and half. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2014
Quick easy and healthy! I omitted the cream because I was cooking for someone who can't tolerate dairy and I added a bit more cayenne because we like things spicy. I also doubled the crab because I had a 1 lb can of lump crab meat. Tonight I'm making it again using 1/2 lb crab and adding 1/2 lb shrimp meat. Very good and reheats very well. A keeper! Read More