Crab Chowder


This is the tastiest soup I've ever encountered and the only one I'll ever submit. For a thicker sauce use more cream and less milk.

close up view of Crab Chowder in a bowl with with a slice of bread
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 7 potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 (15 ounce) can fish broth

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice

  • 1 ½ pounds Dungeness crab meat, chopped


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, celery, thyme, salt, and pepper in hot butter until onion and celery start to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir potatoes, milk, broth, cream, and clam juice into onion mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.

  2. Pour broth mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Return pureed soup to pot and stir in crabmeat. Cook until soup is hot and crab is heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

560 Calories
23g Fat
52g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 818mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 57mg 283%
Calcium 258mg 20%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1872mg 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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