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Cream of Crab Soup

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack/Appetizer


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 3 tablespoons cooking sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoons parsley flakes, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 5 minutes until softened, stirring frequently. Add Old Bay and flour. Whisk until blended. Add half and half while whisking continuously.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil. Add crabmeat and cooking sherry. Stir to combine.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Before serving, garnish with parsley flakes.