Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

There is no longer a reason that any of us have to go out to a fancy restaurant to have some of our favorite Crab stuffed mushrooms. I have right here, a recipe that is so close to that popular seafood place that your guests will think you went there and bought it. You can surprise them and share the recipe with them.

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I have always thought of crab stuffed mushrooms as a gourmet type of appetizer. Well, you know me, play around with food until I get it almost perfect.

That is exactly what I did with this appetizer. I have a certain taste bud that demands this once in a while, so I had to try to make it myself.

I think this came out almost exactly like you know who’s!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I clean the mushrooms?

All you do is wipe them dry and remove any stem and gills.

Which type of mushroom should I purchase for this?

You can use the white variety of mushroom or the brown variety. I have used both and have no preference.

Portobellos are a great option for the crab stuffed mushrooms.

Can I buy the small mushrooms to get more out of it?

When shopping for the mushrooms, remember that while mushrooms cook, they tend to shrink quite a bit. So be sure to pick at least large mediums.

Can I use canned crab meat?

I use fresh crab meat for this appetizer. You can, if you choose, use canned varieties of crab meat. Just be sure to drain it well.

What ingredients do you need for Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

White onion

Celery

Red bell pepper

Oyster crackers

Mushrooms

Crab meat

Cheddar cheese

Old Bay Seasoning

Garlic powder

Salt

Black pepper

Water

Egg

White cheddar cheese

How to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms:

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 400*

Saute the onion, bell pepper and celery in butter, for two minutes. Transfer to a dish and allow to cool in the refrigerator.

SECOND STEP:

While those are cooling, clean the mushrooms and remove the stems and gills

Finely chop half of the removed stems and set to the side. Discard the remaining stems

THIRD STEP:

Combine the cooled vegetables, the finely chopped mushroom stems,  the crab meat and all other ingredients except the sliced cheese.

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Place all the mushroom caps in a buttered baking dish, or individual baking containers

FOURTH STEP:

Place 1 tsp of stuffing mix into each cap,

Break the sliced cheese into smaller squares

Cover each cap with a piece of the cheese.

FIFTH STEP:

Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is slightly bubbly on top.

Serve and sit back to wait for all the accolades coming your way!

By the way, I sure hope you printed out the recipe, they will be asking for this one!

YUM!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped white onion
  • ¼ cup finely diced celery
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups crushed oyster crackers
  • 35 fresh, medium to large size mushrooms
  • ½ pound crab meat, use from the claws
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 6 slices of white cheddar cheese

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400*
  2. Saute the onion, bell pepper and celery in butter, for two minutes. Transfer to a dish and allow to cool in the refrigerator.

SECOND STEP:

  1. While those are cooling, clean the mushrooms and remove the stems and gills
  2. Finely chop half of the removed stems and set to the side. Discard the remaining stems

THIRD STEP:

  1. Combine the cooled vegetables, the finely chopped mushroom stems,  the crab meat and all other ingredients except the sliced cheese.
  2. Place all the mushroom caps in a buttered baking dish, or individual baking containers

FOURTH STEP:

  1. Place 1 tsp of stuffing mix into each cap,
  2. Break the sliced cheese into smaller squares and cover each cap with a piece of the cheese.

FIFTH STEP:

  1. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is slightly bubbly on top.
  2. Serve and sit back to wait for all the accolades coming your way!
  3. By the way, I sure hope you printed out the recipe, they will be asking for this one!
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 4gSodium: 30mgSugar: 44gProtein: 18g