Crab Bisque Recipe. Dairy free!

This crab bisque is absolutely delicious! It reminds me of the crab bisques I used to devour at every opportunity in New Orleans, creamy, hearty and full of crab! The coconut milk in this recipe adds to the creaminess and the hefty amount of crab meat ensure you have luscious chunks of crab in every bite.

This recipe passed the kid test as my son had four helpings the first day I made it. And it passed the friends and family test as well. I served this an a first course at a recent party and no one knew it was dairy free or gluten free (many crab bisques have gluten due to the thickening roux). Score!

As a starter, this bisque is a wonderful beginning to any meal, however, also hearty enough to completely satisfy as a full meal. The addition of the sautéed red bell peppers, onions, and garlic make the base of the soup wonderfully flavor while still allowing the divine crab to dominate the flavor profile. You absolutely must try this recipe!



  • 1 lb lump crab meet
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup sherry (optional)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock, gluten free
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt – may omit if your stock has salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper



  1. In a medium sized pot heat coconut oil and sautee onion and garlic together until onions become translucent.
  2. Add in bell peppers, sautee 1-2 more minutes.
  3. Add in spices except salt (taste at end and add desired amount)
  4. Add in Coconut Milk and bring to a slow simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in vegetable stock and bring, again, to a simmer.
  6. Add in crab (+/- sherry) heat just until the crab has warmed and serve.

**If you would like to thicken the soup a bit you can add in GF flour ~ 1 tbsp to the coconut milk as you’re cooking.


Based on 8 servings:

Nutrition Facts: calories 158, Total Fat 11 g, Total Carbohydrate 4 g, Protein 11 g


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