Instant Pot Crab Bisque


Casey Thaler

POSTED Mon, January 6, 2020



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Crab bisque—is there anything more delicious (and nutritious) for dinner? I frequently pair this with fresh asparagus, or some steamed broccoli. Try garnishing the bisque with a pinch of tarragon or paprika, fo...



  • Butter icon

    ¼ cup (about 57.6 g)softened

  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese

    227 g (about 1 cup)softened

  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk

    2 (about 90 g)chopped

  • Frozen crab meat icon
    Frozen crab meat

    454 g (about 2 cups)defrosted

  • Bell pepper icon
    Bell pepper

    ¼ cup (about 60 g)chopped

  • Onion icon

    113.5 g (about ¾)finely sliced

  • Beef bone broth icon
    Beef bone broth

    3 cups (about 720 g)

  • Old bay seasoning icon
    Old bay seasoning

    1 teaspoon (about 5 g)

  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper

    ½ teaspoon (about 1.07 g)

  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt

    ½ teaspoon (about 1.42 g)

  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper

    ½ teaspoon (about 1.07 g)

  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream

    ¼ cup (about 60 g)

  • Crushed tomatoes icon
    Crushed tomatoes

    397.25 g (about 1 ¾ cups)


  • 1. Add butter to the inner pot
  • 2. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  • 3. Then add beef bone broth, cream cheese, celery stalk, frozen crab meat, old bay seasoning, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, black pepper, bell pepper, heavy cream, onion and crushed tomatoes to the inner pot
  • 4. Stir until combined
  • 5. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  • 6. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 3 min
  • 7. Release pressure - Quick venting
  • 8. For a smoother soup, briefly use an immersion blender, until desired consistency is reached
  • 9. Remove the bisque, serve, and enjoy

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