Karyn's Cream of Crab Soup


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.

close up view of Karyn's Cream of Crab Soup garnished with scallions in a bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) envelope hollandaise sauce mix

  • 4 cups half-and-half, divided

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 pound fresh crabmeat

  • 1 tablespoon cooking sherry


  1. Blend flour and hollandaise sauce mix with 2 cups half-and-half in a medium bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add hollandaise mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Add remaining half-and-half, whipping cream, seafood seasoning, dry mustard, and celery seed. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.

  3. Add crabmeat and sherry, stirring gently until warmed through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
45g Fat
15g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 28g 138%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 1447mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 255mg 20%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 535mg 11%

* 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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