Quick and easy keto creamy crab soup. Make with fresh crab or canned crab. A comforting, low-carb seafood bisque, ready in 15 minutes!
Can I have crab on the keto diet?
Is crab low carb and keto friendly? Yes. One can of crab meat has no carbs! That's right! None. Nada.
How do I make low carb creamy crab soup?
This low-carb and keto friendly crab bisque is easy to make.
First, you'll start with a roux-type of base for the soup. I like to use almond flour and butter to begin. In many traditional soups, you'll see a flour and butter base, but this one doesn't have all those nasty carbs!
Next, add in your dairy: half and half, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream.
Finally, add in the crab and seasonings to the mix. I like to use dried chives, Old Bay Seasoning and Tony's Creole seasoning. If you don't have Tony's or chives, you may use fresh onions, onion powder, or garlic powder to substitute those ingredients. Just give it a little taste-test to determine your preferences of flavor.
Can I use canned crab to make crab soup/bisque?
I have to admit, I was really skeptical about using canned crab for this recipe. However, it was all I had on hand. To be perfectly honest, I wanted a fast crab soup that tasted like lobster bisque, but without all the fuss and long list of ingredients. This soup is simple, yet full of flavor, just like lobster bisque.
Keto Creamy Crab Soup
- On medium-low heat, melt butter in a large pot. Add almond flour with cream cheese and whisk until incorporated.
- Whisk in heavy whipping cream and half and half.
- Add crab and remaining ingredients and cook on med-low until hot.
- Serve with parmesan cheese, if desired.
If you like this easy Keto crab soup, you'll love:
- Shrimp Stir-fry
- Sheet pan shrimp fajitas
- Crawfish Stew
- Southern Keto Shrimp and Grits
- Crispy Pickle Chaffle
This recipe was inspired by Martha Stewart's traditional New Orleans Crab Bisque.