I grew up in Maryland, the suburbs of DC, in a city called Silver Spring. As far as I’m concerned, Maryland is the best state EVER. Which is why in eighth grade I wrote a book report entitled “Maryland: We’ve Got Much More Than Crabs.”

We’re next to DC (where I technically live now), we’ve got mountains, we’ve got ocean, we’ve got the entire freaking Chesapeake Bay. Which is where the best crabs come from – Maryland crabs. Maryland crab meat is very sweet and I like the texture over other types of crab. I have been able to peel a crab since I was a kid and in the summer, crab feasts are an all day even in these here parts.

One of my favorite activities when it’s crab season is to gather in a friend’s backyard, throw some newspaper over the tables, drink some dranks and pick some crabs. All. Day. Long. In fact, the day after my wedding, instead of having a traditional brunch, we had a crab feast at Scott’s family’s house on the water. It was amazing.

Truth be told, it’s winter and crabs aren’t in season so I had to use some canned crab. What can I say? I was really wishing it was summer, so I did the next best thing. Made MD-ish crab soup and fantasized about picking crabs outside in the summer sun in a few months.




maryland crab soup paleo

Paleo Maryland Crab Soup

Maryland crab meat is very sweet and I like the texture over other types of crab. It’s especially delicious in this Maryland crab meat soup!  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 643 kcal


  • 3 cups homemade beef stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 potato diced and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup green beans cut into smaller beans
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1.5 tbsp Old Bay
  • 12 oz crab meat


  • Put everything into a big pot except the crab meat.Let it simmer on low for about 40 minutes, until everything is tender.When it’s done, add the crab meat and let that cook/heat. Serve!Super easy. Super delicious. Very Maryland. You’re welcome.


To freeze this make sure the soup is cold. I would put in the fridge in the freezer containers for a day to make sure it is cold, then tightly close it and freeze in the back of your freezer.


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 643kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 88gFat: 3gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 4304mgPotassium: 3404mgFiber: 13gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1190IUVitamin C: 91.9mgCalcium: 408mgIron: 15mg
Keyword crab soup recipe, maryland crab soup recipe, paleo crab soup
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  1. 5 stars
    This is awesome for meal prepping as it has no dairy in it – I can make a big batch, freeze and have crab soup whenever I crave it! Genius!

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