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Roasted Poblano Crab Chowder

I love making soups, stews and chowders. If you check out my recipes tab and view my soups, it’s pretty evident that I have a love affair with soups. A while back I made a delicious Spicy Crab & Corn Chowder. I’ve wanted to make it again since it was so good but I decided to try something a little different this time around. I’ve seen a lot of Roasted Poblano & Corn Chowder recipes while surfing recipe sites on the internet so I wanted to try something along those lines but with crab. Because crab just tastes wonderful. Especially in chowders. So I present to you Roasted Poblano & Crab Chowder. A creamy, spicy, thick chowder that’s sure to warm your bones on a cold day. Not that we have many cold days in Florida but hey, it sounded like a good thing to say about a soup! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

roasted poblano crab chowder

Roasted Poblano Crab Chowder

Recipe: Roasted Poblano & Crab Chowder

Recipe: Roasted Poblano & Crab Chowder

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted, skins removed, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 C frozen sweet corn
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled until tender
  • 8 oz of fresh lump crab meat
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 C fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion, garlic and 2 C of corn and saute until tender.
  2. Add the poblano peppers. Mix well.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce head and add 1/2 of the cooked potatoes and all of the cornmeal. Mix well and then puree with an immersion blender.
  4. Remove any solids with a strainer.
  5. Add the remaining potatoes, crab, corn, cilantro and cream. Reduce heat and let simmer for about an hour.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.



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5 comments on “Roasted Poblano Crab Chowder”

  1. But when it does get cold here in Florida it’s bone chilling! I think this is perfect, definitely going to try it! Heading over to the crab and corn chowder to check it out next…

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  3. This is just what the Dr. ordered!…will love to have a bowl right now…I’m so sick, lol! Thank you for posting…one question though Julie…How spicy is the poblano…if I was to make this recipe for the family would it be to spicy for my 4yo? Thank you girl! Pinning! Lizy

  4. Hi, this recipe looks awesome! I plan on doubling it & making it for dinner tonight. I was wondering if anyone knows if this freezes well?

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