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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: A Seafood Delight in Every Bite

Discover the rich flavors of our Crab Stuffed Mushrooms recipe. A perfect appetizer that combines the succulent taste of crab with the earthy goodness of mushrooms.

June 22, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Set the caps aside and finely chop the stems.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped mushroom stems, crab meat, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stuff each mushroom cap with the crab mixture and place them on a baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the stuffed mushrooms.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the topping is golden brown.
  6. Serve the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms warm and enjoy the burst of flavors!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Protein 9 g18%
Total Fat 10 g12.8%
Cholesterol 40 mg13.3%
Sodium 300 mg13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose large button mushrooms for this recipe. They have a wide cap that can hold a good amount of stuffing. For more, check out our ‘Types of Edible Mushrooms’ article.
  • Make sure to drain the crab meat well before mixing it with the other ingredients to prevent the stuffing from becoming too watery.
  • You can prepare the stuffing ahead of time and refrigerate it. Stuff the mushrooms just before you're ready to bake them.
  • If you want to add a bit of heat, you can include a dash of cayenne pepper in the stuffing.
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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are a delightful appetizer that brings together the succulent taste of crab and the earthy flavor of mushrooms. This dish is perfect for parties, special occasions, or even as a fancy snack on a lazy afternoon. The rich, creamy filling, combined with the unique texture of the mushrooms, creates a dish that is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your seafood cravings.

What Are Crab Stuffed Mushrooms?

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are a classic appetizer that originated in the United States, particularly in regions where seafood is abundant. The dish combines the earthy flavor of mushrooms with the delicate, sweet taste of crab meat, resulting in a delicious and sophisticated starter that's perfect for dinner parties or special occasions.

The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity. The mushrooms serve as a natural cup to hold the rich, creamy crab filling, and when baked, they become tender and juicy, providing a wonderful contrast to the crunchy breadcrumb topping. While the recipe has evolved over the years, with different chefs adding their unique twists, the core ingredients remain the same: mushrooms, crab meat, breadcrumbs, and a mix of herbs and spices.

Despite its gourmet appeal, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are surprisingly easy to make at home. They can be prepared ahead of time and popped in the oven just before serving, making them a convenient option for hosts. Plus, they're versatile and can be adapted to suit different dietary preferences. For instance, you can substitute regular breadcrumbs with gluten-free ones or use dairy-free alternatives for any cheese in the recipe. With such flexibility and undeniable flavor, it's no wonder that Crab Stuffed Mushrooms have stood the test of time as a beloved dish in American cuisine.

What Goes Well With Crab Stuffed Mushrooms?

Crab stuffed mushrooms are a versatile dish that can be paired with a variety of foods. They work well as an appetizer or a side dish. You can serve them with a fresh salad, a creamy soup, or a main dish like grilled steak or roasted chicken. They also pair well with a glass of white wine.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Crab Stuffed Mushrooms:

Why Did Olive Garden Stop Making Stuffed Mushrooms?

Menu changes in restaurants like Olive Garden are common and are usually based on a variety of factors including customer preferences, seasonal availability of ingredients, and overall menu performance. It's possible that the stuffed mushrooms were not as popular or cost-effective as other items on the menu.

Why Are My Stuffed Mushrooms Soggy?

Stuffed mushrooms can become soggy if they're overcooked or if too much liquid is added to the stuffing. To prevent this, avoid washing the mushrooms (just wipe them clean) and be careful not to overcook them. Also, if your stuffing contains a lot of wet ingredients, try to drain them as much as possible before using.

How Many Calories Are In Crab Stuffed Mushrooms?

The calorie content in crab stuffed mushrooms can vary greatly depending on the recipe and size of the mushrooms. However, on average, a serving of crab stuffed mushrooms (about 4 mushrooms) can contain around 150-200 calories. Remember, this can vary based on the ingredients used in your recipe. Always check the nutritional information for your specific recipe if calorie content is a concern.

This recipe is not only delicious but also easy to prepare. The combination of crab and mushrooms brings a unique taste that will leave your guests asking for more. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this Crab Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is a must-try!

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