Easy Crab Bisque


This elegant soup is so simple to prepare and is ready in 20 minutes. Cream of mushroom soup is the starter base.

Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 ¾ cup milk

  • 1 10.75 ounce can condensed cream of asparagus

  • 1 10.75 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 1 6-6.5 ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • 3 tablespoon dry sherry or milk

  • Fresh chives (optional)


  1. In a 3-quart saucepan combine milk, asparagus soup, mushroom soup, and half-and-half. Bring just to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in crabmeat and dry sherry; heat through. To serve, ladle bisque into bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with chives. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Easy Shrimp Bisque:

Prepare as above except substitute cream of shrimp soup for the cream of mushroom soup and 8 ounces cooked, small shrimp for the crabmeat.

Easy Mushroom Bisque:

Prepare as above except cook and stir 2 cups sliced fresh button, shiitake, and/or portobello mushrooms in 2 tablespoons hot butter until tender. Continue as directed, omitting crabmeat. Omit chives. If desired, garnish each serving with additional sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 882mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 12g
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 433mg 9%

*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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