Crab Stuffed Mushrooms


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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the ultimate appetizer. Juicy mushrooms are stuffed with tender crab meat and cream cheese filling, topped with breadcrumbs, and baked until melty.

Crab appetizers are one of my favorite things to bring to potlucks. From my famous hot crab dip to crab cakes, people love the luxury of crab!

A close up picture of a Crab Stuffed Mushroom on a baking sheet

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms with cream cheese are always a way to impress. While I love them stuffed with creamy crab, I sometimes stuff them with other things like pizza toppings or even just salsa. Mushrooms can be stuffed with pretty much anything! 

How To Make Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed mushrooms are really easy to make! Use a damp paper towel to clean the outside of the mushrooms. Running them under water can cause mushrooms to soak up water resulting in wet soggy stuffed mushrooms!

I snap off the stem and using a spoon or tomato corer/strawberry huller to remove some of the gills as well to create a larger cavity to fill. Take care when scooping out the insides, so the mushroom doesn’t tear or break.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms arranged on a baking sheet prior to baking

To make perfect crab stuffed mushrooms, I like to whip the cream cheese adding the crab meat in. This creates a light and fluffy melt in your mouth filling. Fill the mushrooms, top them with the delicious crumb topping, and bake them until the crab filling is bubbly and the topping is golden. Voila!

The best party appetizer since sliced bread.

How Long To Cook Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms take about 18-20 minutes at 375°F, but this can change depending on the size of the mushrooms.

You want to make sure the mushroom is cooked through and the filling is hot and melty.

Baked Crab Stuffed Mushrooms on a baking sheet garnished with parsley

Can You Freeze Stuffed Mushrooms?

Yes! I love prepping crab stuffed mushrooms in advance and throwing them in the freezer for potlucks or when we get hungry. Just remember to adjust the cooking times accordingly.  They can be cooked right from frozen (you’ll need to add about 10 min of cook time).

Crab stuffed mushrooms really seal the deal on an appetizer night. Serve them alongside buffalo chicken dip and a some Grape Jelly Meatballs for the best party spread!

a top view of crab stuffed mushrooms assembled on a baking sheet

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 16 mushrooms
Author Holly
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Crab stuffed mushrooms are the ultimate appetizer. Mushrooms are stuffed with tender crab meat and cream cheese filling, topped with breadcrumbs, and baked until tender and juicy.

Ingredients

  • 16 large fresh mushrooms
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 6 ounces crab canned or frozen
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
Topping
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

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Instructions

  1. Thaw crab meat if frozen (drain if canned). Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Mix cream cheese until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.

  3. Wipe mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove any debris. Using a small spoon or tomato corer, remove stems and spoon out the insides of the mushroom. Discard (or freeze for soup).
  4. Divide the filling over the mushroom caps. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over mushrooms.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes or until cooked through and tops are golden.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 52, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 135mg, Potassium: 67mg, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 3.8%, Vitamin C: 1.4%, Calcium: 3.8%, Iron: 1.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. Happy Holidays Holly to you and your family! Thank You for always giving us the best recipes ever!! You are a life saver! :)