How to Make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms at Home

How to Make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms at Home

Crab stuffed mushrooms are perfect for your holiday feast! They're a yummy twist on the classic stuffed mushrooms recipe, with delicious crab, cheesy goodness, and lots of fresh herbs. The best part is you can make them ahead of time for an easy cooking night. So, bring these delicacies to your next party, or just stay in and enjoy them by yourself. In either case, you're going to love them!

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    Why You’ll Love This Easy Crab Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

    It's surprisingly simple. This crab stuffed mushrooms recipe is inspired by one of the classic appetizers; Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms. Instead of sausage, we add in lump crab flesh, which is readily available at most supermarkets. You'll be astonished at how quickly everything comes together!

    These Crab stuffed mushrooms are unique, thanks to their great flavor and appealing appearance. It's hands down the best Crab stuffed mushrooms recipe as it adds a special touch to any gathering. When you see the word "crab", you already know it's going to be the star of the show.

    What is the Best Crab to Use?

    People mostly prefer the Alaskan King Crabs. Their meat is yummy and white, but it's a bit tricky to get out of the tough, spiky shell. However, with a good pair of kitchen scissors, you can manage it. We think Snow Crab comes in a close second and it's also easier to get the meat out of the shell. However, it depends on your taste and your preference. You can get a lot of options by searching “seafood near me”. Or maybe you can explore the seafood menu on the internet and choose the crab you want. Moreover, when picking out crab meat, go for the good stuff. You can choose fresh crab for the best flavor, or go for frozen lump crab meat.


    Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: Recipe Breakdown

    Crab Stuffed Mushrooms


    • Baby Portobello Mushrooms
    • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
    • Salted Butter
    • Shallot
    • Garlic Cloves
    • Crab Meat (Lump or Claw)
    • Whipped Cream Cheese
    • Italian Blend Cheese
    • An Egg
    • Fresh Parsley & Basil
    • Salt, Pepper, and Red Pepper Flakes
    • Panko Breadcrumbs
    • Lemon Wedges

    Tips For You

    • To Store. Crab stuffed mushrooms can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
    • To Reheat. Warm leftovers gently in a baking dish in the oven at 350°F.
    • To Freeze. Unbaked filled mushrooms can be frozen, however, baked Crab stuffed mushrooms should not be frozen since they will turn mushy when thawed.


    Washing and Preparing Mushrooms

    • Remove the mushroom stems first, and then thoroughly wash the mushroom caps.
    • Instead of throwing away the mushroom stems, you can freeze them to use later to make stock.
    • After washing the mushrooms, get the oven ready by setting it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
    • Put a baking rack on top of a baking sheet, then line up the mushrooms with the cap side down.
    • Pop them in the oven for three minutes to get rid of any extra moisture.
    • When you take them out, they should be dry, smooth, and shiny.
    Washing and Preparing Mushrooms
    Preparing the filling

    Preparing the Filling

    • To start, heat some butter and gently cook the shallots and garlic until they're softened.
    • While that's cooling down, get together the cream cheese, Italian blend cheese, minced basil and parsley, crab meat, egg, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix everything well, then gently stir in the shallots and garlic once they have cooled.
    • Next, pop the mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but it's even better if you can chill it for up to twenty-four hours. This allows the flavors to come together and create a delicious blend!

    Finishing Process

    • Fill each mushroom cap with the filling. Mushrooms come in a variety of sizes, so you get to decide how much filling each one gets.
    • Now, melt a tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium heat. Stir in the panko breadcrumbs until evenly distributed. Warning: If you leave the breadcrumbs unattended, they will burn soon!
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of crab stuffed mushrooms and give each mushroom a gentle brush with some olive oil, both inside and out, before placing them neatly in the baking dish.
    Finishing Process
    • For an extra crispy touch, add some more breadcrumbs with a bit of melted butter on top of the mushrooms before you bake them. It'll give them a nice crunch!
    • Let them bake for around twenty minutes, or until the mushrooms feel soft and the filling is nice and warm.

    What to Serve with Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

    1. Pasta. Serve these Crab stuffed mushrooms over (or mixed in with) Mushroom Pasta or Butternut Squash Pasta for a wonderfully delectable supper.
    2. Steak. Southern stuffed mushrooms are an excellent accompaniment to Air Fryer Steak.
    3. Turkey, chicken, or pork. Serve alongside Rosemary Chicken Thighs, Stuffed Chicken Breast, roasted turkey, or stuffed pork tenderloin and additional meat alternatives.
    4. More applications! Any seafood recipes that include these Crab stuffed mushrooms simply can't go wrong so go ahead and pair them with anything you want.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Stuffed mushrooms are made of cream cheese, Italian blend cheese, minced basil and parsley, crab meat, egg, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. However, you can make changes according to your preference to savor these delectable bites the way you like them.


    So, there you have it, a journey from a messy kitchen to a delightful cooking experience – all in the pursuit of making delicious crab stuffed mushrooms. Feel free to give it a try. This recipe isn't just about the food; it's about creating special moments and enjoying the satisfaction of making a homemade masterpiece.

    Now, my fellow food lovers, it's time to wear your chef hats and let the smell of success spread through your kitchen. Crab stuffed mushrooms are more than just a dish; they represent a celebration of flavors and a reflection of your cooking skills. And remember! If you crave seafood and can’t make it at home look for a Red Crab near you to savor exemplary seafood meals today!

    Mehdi Hussain

    Mehdi Hussain

    I'm an enthusiastic content writer who truly enjoys the power of storytelling with words. I have a natural talent for research and a deep passion for creativity. My main focus is on creating informative content that not only captivates readers but also provides valuable insights.