Crab and Poblano Soup

Craving warm soup, but in a hurry? This easy soup recipe, featuring plenty of cheese and tasty crabmeat, comes together in just 30 minutes.

Crab and Poblano Soup
Start To Finish Time:
30 mins


  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • 2 poblano chile peppers, seeded and chopped

  • ¾ cup chopped red sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth

  • 2 cup milk

  • 6 ounce asadero cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1-1/2 cups)

  • 1 6.5 ounce can lump crabmeat, drained, or 8 ounces fresh lump crabmeat, picked over and cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 recipe Fresh Tomato Salsa

  • 1 recipe Crisp Tortilla Strips (optional)

Fresh Tomato Salsa

  • 3 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh jalapeño chile pepper

  • Salt and ground black pepper

Crisp Tortilla Strips

  • 3 6-inch flour tortillas

  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add chile peppers, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add broth all at once, stirring to combine. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in milk and cheese. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Stir in crabmeat; heat through.

  3. Top each serving with Fresh Tomato Salsa. If desired, serve with Crisp Tortilla Strips.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

  1. In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño chile pepper. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Crisp Tortilla Strips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll up each flour tortilla. Using a sharp knife, slice tortilla roll crosswise for long, thin strips. Lightly coat tortilla strips with nonstick cooking spray and spread on a baking sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 664mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 51.4mg 257%
Calcium 201.9mg 16%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 356mg 8%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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