Healthy Crab Bisque Recipe – Without Heavy Cream!

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(Last Updated On: July 6, 2019)

Enjoy this Healthy Crab Bisque Recipe without the guilt of the fat and calories! You won’t miss the heavy cream in this crab bisque.
Healthy Crab Bisque recipe without heavy cream

Healthy Crab Bisque Recipe – Without Heavy Cream!

I had some Crab Meat in my refrigerator from Anderson Seafoods that I have been dying to cook with, and since it’s a bit cool, I wanted to make a soup.  My first thoughts went directly to a Crab Bisque.  My next thought was…anything “bisque” is loaded with calories and heavy cream.  You all know I try really hard to keep my meals on the lower-fat option.  So, I thought back to the Weight Watchers Potato Soup recipe I shared awhile back and decided that I would substitute low-fat cream cheese and fat-free milk for the heavy cream.

Crab Bisque Recipe

It wasn’t really that hard to make, but the cream cheese does take a bit longer to become completely liquified so you will see small white dots while the soup is simmering.

Now, this Crab Bisque recipe is not as creamy as the ones you will have in restaurants, but it is also not 500 calories PER SERVING.  I thought it came out great, and have had it for leftovers already too 🙂  The great part about the leftovers, so that you don’t see that gross butter/fat layer on the top of your soup – you know what I am talking about if you have ever had clam chowder or a bisque from a restaurant the next day….

Now, here’s my recipe…Make sure to Pin it and Print it so that you can make it again and again.

Crab Bisque Recipe – Without Heavy Cream!
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Tracy @
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Serves: 8
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 48 oz chicken stock
  • 3⁄4 to 1 lb. fresh or thawed frozen lump crabmeat – approx 3 to 4 cups
  • 1⁄2 cup dry sherry
  • 8 oz (one package) of Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Fat Free Milk
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot
  2. Add the green onions and sauté 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cream cheese, let it soften in pan with onions – 1-2 mins
  4. Add in stock, milk, and half and half
  5. Season with salt and pepper if desired
  6. Bring to a simmer
  7. Reduce the heat to low
  8. Stir in the crabmeat
  9. Cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes
  10. Stir in the sherry
  11. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  13. Top with croutons if desired
  14. Enjoy!

Low fat Crab Bisque

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