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Maryland-style crab soup with double portion of crab, omit celery sticks and guacamole

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Craving a delightful taste of Maryland? This low-carb, high-protein Maryland-style crab soup is the ultimate comfort in a bowl, bursting with the sweet goodness of double the crab meat and a medley of flavors.

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Serve with a side of fresh mixed greens for a light and refreshing accompaniment.

Enjoy with a slice of crusty whole-grain bread for a heartier meal.



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diabetic-friendly low-carb high-protein Maryland-style crab soup gluten-free dairy-free nut-free no added sugar diabetic-friendly weight-loss-friendly keto-friendly diabetic-friendly diabetic-diet seafood soup


  • 1 lb fresh crab meat (double portion for extra protein)

  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes (look for no added sugar)

  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth (low-sodium if possible)

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (or more to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, adjust to your spice preference)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh parsley or chives for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until they start to soften.

  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chicken or vegetable broth. Stir well to combine.

  4. Season the soup with Old Bay seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. Give it a taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.

  5. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  6. Add the double portion of fresh crab meat to the soup and gently stir to incorporate it. Let the crab cook for 2-3 minutes, just until it's heated through.

  7. Serve your Maryland-style crab soup in bowls, and if you like, garnish with some fresh parsley or chives for added freshness.


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