Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup Recipe

I love to have guests posts their fun recipes and crafts on my blog. Today I have Carol and she will be sharing a Crab soup recipe. Enjoy!
crab soupMaryland is for crabs! Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay you learn to crab at a very young age and you accumulate many delicious crab recipes.  I often crab, pick the crabs, and freeze the meat for fall and winter when it’s soup season.  There is a science to picking Maryland Blue Crabs and one of the funniest things is watching people come from out of town and try to pick one. A staple in every Marylanders cabinet is Old Bay Seasoning which is made right here in Baltimore, MD.  and is sprinkled in nearly every single crab recipe there is.  This recipe for Maryland vegetable crab soup shared by Kooky Carols Kitchen Concoctions is amazingly delicious and satisfying.


  • 32 oz. chicken stock
  • crab28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small bag of frozen mixed vegetable
  • 1 lb. crab meat
  • 1 medium onion diced fine
  • 2 celery stalks diced fine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 large potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce (more if you want a spicier soup)
  • 2 steamed hard crabs
  • 2 Bay leaves (3 if small)
  • 1/2 c. Old Bay Seasoning


1. In your crock pot/slow cooker combine your chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, Old Bay, Bay leaves, frozen vegetables, Tabasco, and red pepper flakes.

2. Sautee the onion and celery in butter.

3. While onion and celery are sautéing, peel and cube your potatoes and add to crock pot.crab soup bowl

4. Add onion and celery.

5. Go through your 1 lb. of crab meat and remove any shells that may have been missed by pickers.  Add to crock pot.

6. Take the shell off your steamed crabs and remove gills and intestines.  Leave the mustard.  Cut crab in half add to  crock pot and submerge.  Stir together and let cook on high for at least 3 hours.

This will serve 8-10 people.  Serve with crackers.


carolHi, I’m Carol and I like to have fun!  I grew up in a kooky household with 4 sisters and a brother in Annapolis, MD.  My summers were spent fishing and chicken necking and swimming in Back Creek.  In the winter time the creek would freeze over and we would ice skate the weekends away.
My mom was an excellent cook and dad always told her, “The President didn’t have a finer dinner tonight”.  She was the type of mom that would have homemade donuts and hot chocolate waiting for us when we came in from the cold.
I guess the apple didn’t fall far from the tree so here I am sharing my recipes with you and maybe even some kooky adventures.  Have fun and keep cooking, my friends!!

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    I too have live in annapolis maryland my entire life! maybe we have similiar kooky stories carol!

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