Cream of Crab Soup Recipe (Imitation Crab Meat)

Imitation Crab Soup Recipe

I posted this Cream of Crab Soup recipe using imitation crab meat a while back but wanted to post it again since the weather is starting to turn cooler and a hot soup will go wonderfully with your dinner!

I’ve been making this Crab Recipe for many years especially since it’s inexpensive and very easy to make – the hardest part is simply peeling the potato!

This is a great way to turn an ordinary can of soup into dinner 🙂

Best Cream of Crab Soup Recipe

Cream of Crab Soup

4 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crab, Soup


  • 1 quart half & half cream or whole milk
  • 1 can condensed New England clam chowder undiluted
  • 1-2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 8oz imitation crabmeat flaked
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring Half & Half Cream and New England Clam Chowder to a boil
  • Add Potatoes, salt and pepper
  • Reduce Heat and simmer 15-20 minutes uncovered until potatoes are tender
  • Stir in crab meat and heat through

This Cream of Crab Soup is so simple to make – Just 4 ingredients plus salt & pepper!  Recipe is adapted from Taste of Home.

cream of crab soup ingredients

Reader Comments:

  1. 4 stars
    This was good. However, like most, I made a few modifications.

    First, I sauteed the potatoes along with diced onions and red bell peppers. I then followed the recipe but used whole milk, used a can of Progresso clam chowder and added marjoram and oregani. I also used 12 oz. of imitation crab. It was delicious.

    I don’t mean to seem like I commandeered the recipe… just made modifications to suit my tastes.

  2. 4 stars
    This was good but I didn’t want to mess with peeling potatoes so I sautéed up some onion, red bell pepper and the crab meat with some potato gnocchi in butter/ olive oil mix. Used the half and half then progressing clam chowder soup. Very good!


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