My daughter went to San Francisco the other day with some of her friends. I couldn’t go, but I did ask her to bring some things back with her. I mean, if I can’t go might as well have her do me some favors, right? I asked her to bring back a crab and some sour dough bread. Now, she’s never done anything like this before – you know, purchase a crab. So I reminded her to ask that the crab be cracked before they wrap it up. I also told her I wanted a large sour dough round, but if they didn’t have any, then two small would do. She comes home with the crab and SIX large sour dough rounds. Love her! :)

My son and I were excited about this crab – we both wanted to make crab bisque but the problem was I had to be at work which left him to pick it over, taking the meat out of the shell and cleaning it up. He called me a couple of times during this process because he just was not prepared for all the ‘other’ things going on in the body of the crab. Poor guy. But he still cleaned it AND put it all together while I was at work. That’s right, I didn’t do this one, my son did. He’s becoming quite the chef which makes me very proud and his friends quite happy.


Usually for the photos, my daughter’s participation would be only taking pictures. With this shoot, she plated, garnished and well…did it all. I wasn’t even there when she took the pictures. So the only thing I had any part of with this is posting it on Just! My kids are awesome for doing this, the bisque has become a true family project.


There is absolutely nothing about this soup that says “light in calories”. I mean, the mere word ‘bisque’ denotes cream, which we all know is well, heavy on calories. So I won’t pretend that this is a good-for-you soup. No, this is a soup that is so devilishly, sinfully decadent which requires loads of willpower. Willpower to have only one serving. Plus, this is done in the crock pot and, uses only 4 ingredients. Yep, just 4. I know, I know….simplicity plus decadence – how mean of me to provide this recipe!


When I put the first spoonful of bisque in my mouth I thought I went to crab bisque heaven. This is a great recipe that is packed with flavor and like I said, extremely easy to prepare. Hope you have fun with this one and get the whole family in on the preparation of your own creation!

Recipe type: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
  • 1 crab - shelled, picked over and cleaned (about 10 oz.)
  • 1 15 oz. can cream of potato soup
  • 1 18 oz. can Healthy Request tomato soup
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  1. Place all ingredients in crock pot
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3 - 5 hours.
My son added a little bit of Stubb's Honey Pecan BBQ sauce and it kicked it up a whole other level.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 110 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 12 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 425 Protein: 6

~Eat Well.
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