Rating: 4.79 stars
539 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 462
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4

This cream of crab soup is so rich and delicious! I make this a lot, especially in the winter with some nice, hot rolls! Use more Old Bay to suit your taste. I also recommend using lump crabmeat. Enjoy!!

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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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  • In a medium bowl, blend flour and hollandaise sauce mix with 2 cups half-and-half.

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  • Melt butter in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add hollandaise mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Add remaining half-and-half, Old Bay, dry mustard, celery seed, and whipping cream. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Add crabmeat and sherry, stirring gently until warmed through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 45.2g; cholesterol 187.5mg; sodium 1447mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (447)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
I am the origional submitter of the recipe and yes 3 tablespoons of Old Bay is alot...but being from Maryland ..we love Old Bay and it's never enough for us! Of course it probably would be a little much for most people..so just adjust the amount to suit your taste. This is still the best cream of crab I have tasted. Enjoy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2010
Way too much Old Bay! The soup may have been good otherwise but the salt from the Old Bay overpowered the taste of the soup. I may try this again but with only a fraction of the Old Bay. Read More
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539 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 462
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
I am the origional submitter of the recipe and yes 3 tablespoons of Old Bay is alot...but being from Maryland ..we love Old Bay and it's never enough for us! Of course it probably would be a little much for most people..so just adjust the amount to suit your taste. This is still the best cream of crab I have tasted. Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
We are picky about our cream of crab and this recipe is a definite keeper. It's the first one that turned out great. I think the hollandaise and sherry are just the right amounts and give it a great flavor. This would have been 5 stars without changes, but I did add a bit of extra sherry and crabmeat. Those two changes are just personal preference. On top of being a terrific recipe, it was also quite easy to make. Not too many ingredients or steps to follow. I'd make this for dinner party. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2008
Great idea - great soup. I tripled this recipe and supplemented about 1/3 of the lump crab with shrimp meat. I also added sauteed onions and celery, a little more sherry, and chopped parsley. There are a lot of great additions you could do with this soup - the base is awesome. The half & half can easily be replaced with milk for a few less fat cals - it's still rich and creamy. The ONLY reason I'm not giving this recipe 5 stars is because of the out-of-control Old Bay called for. I used half and had more than enough. Great recipe anyway, thanks Karyn! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2009
I've been cooking recipes from AllRecipes.com for years, however this is my first review because I felt soup this exceptional deserves to be praised. I make a similar crab soup, but it always seemed to be lacking in flavor. So the addition of the envelope of hollandaise sauce was brilliant. I only made some minor adjustments - at the suggestion of other reviewers, I used a tad bit less Old Bay Seasoning. I also doubled the amount of cooking sherry only because I really enjoy the flavor of sherry in seafood cream-based soups. Since I was only cooking this for myself, I had some left over, and it was just as wonderful warmed in the microwave the following day, however, I added a small amount of milk to cut down on the thickness from being refrigerated. Thank you for sharing such a delicious soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
karyns I use to drive 26 miles to a expensive resturant to get this soup. when i reviewed your recipe and then made it I almost cried. It was wonderful. Now here I am making as a soup for my husband surprise party wait till the guests try this...you are the best. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2005
This soup is awesome! I made it for the first time on Christmas day. It's so rich and creamy. However, I do think that 3 tablespoons of old bay is way too much-very spicy! I am making it again tonight and am not adding any but will add it to my own bowl to suit my taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
This was delicious and very easy to prepare. I was going to give it 4 stars because 3 tablespoons of Old Bay is way to much. Luckly I used only 2 Tablespoons and still I could have done with 1 and a half. Perhaps there was a typo and it was supposed to be 3 teaspoons instead. Also since it was already alot of salt I used a splash of Merlot in place of the cooking sherry. My kidz devoured it! Being from Maryland we are always in search of the best Cream of Crab soup. Now I know wear to find it--In my kitchen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2009
UPDATE: I have made this tons of times since my earlier rating and found that you MUST you a GOOD Brand of Hollandaise Sauce Mix - KNORR's. I have used other brands and it completel changed the taste and I did not like it as much. -- Original Rating: This is so WONDERFUL!! and THE BEST Crab Soup ever!!! I used everything that it called for, including all the Old Bay; but I too am from Maryland and like spicy. I froze some to see how it would turn out and it was just as good when I heated in the microwave. I use to buy a really good famous resturant brand of frozen Cream of Crab Soup, now I will make this over and over; and freeze it and take to work on cold days. Thanks, Karyn. Its the best!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
Awesome!! We made this for my birthday and only put in half the Old Bay and it was so good that my husband and I decided that it would a birthday tradition. I'm from Baltimore as well but felt that 3 T of Old Bay would've been too much. This rates up there with Gibby's Cream of (Baltimore restaurant that had the best Cream of Crab that I ever tasted) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2010
Way too much Old Bay! The soup may have been good otherwise but the salt from the Old Bay overpowered the taste of the soup. I may try this again but with only a fraction of the Old Bay. Read More
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