Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re looking for a seriously impressive canape for your next dinner party then look no further. Crab stuffed mushrooms are the perfect two bite hors d’oeuvre while being dang easy to make. The best part is that these tasty delicacies can be prepared far in advance so you can just pop them in the oven when the guests start to arrive!

I’ve been posting a few crab recipes recently, like my crab bisque made with fresh European green crabs. Or my crab salad which uses fake crab sticks instead. For these crab stuffed mushrooms I highly recommend you use real crab. I know it is more expensive, but you don’t need a lot, and it really makes a difference.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms ingredients on a tray

The ingredients here are pretty easy to come by so you shouldn’t have any difficulty while shopping. The crab I am using is water packed king crab leg meat, but you can use any lump crab meat you like.

Ingredients List

12-15 Mushrooms – I recommend using white button or cremini mushrooms. They are technically the same mushroom, but the brown is just an older version of the white.

200 grams Crab Meat – lump packed crab meat in a jar or can is a great way to go as it’s cheaper and less work than buying whole crabs and removing the meat yourself.

125 grams Cream Cheese – as always the go to brand is Philadelphia. This is about half a cup, but you can use a low-fat version if you wish. However, I’ve recently tried it with Laughing Cow cheese and I have to say that version might be even better!

1 tsp Garlic Powder

50 grams Pecorino Romano – grated (About 1/4 cup). You can also use Parmigiano Reggiano or any hard salty cheese you like.

1/2 tsp Salt

15 grams Breadcrumbs – This is like a quarter of a cup since they basically weigh nothing.

3 tbsp Green Onion – chopped

1 tbsp Olive Oil – can substitute with butter if you wish

How To Make The Best Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms ingredients in a bowl

In a bowl add the cream cheese, grated cheese, salt, garlic powder, and green onion. Give it a thorough mix so everything is well combined and the cream cheese gets a bit aerated.

adding the crab meat to the cheese mixture in a glass bowl

Next add the crab meat and mix that in. Don’t worry if the beautiful leg pieces break apart, this needs to happen so the mixture is more homogenous when stuffing the mushrooms later. Once the crab is incorporated you can put the bowl in the fridge while you work on the mushrooms.

cleaning and paring the mushrooms

Clean your mushrooms and remove the stalk. Just wiggle it carefully until it pops right off; you don’t want to damage the bell of the mushroom otherwise you will not be able to stuff it. Then use a small or paring knife to cut away the part where the top curls over.

removing the gills from the mushrooms with a small spoon

Then use a small spoon to scrape out the mushroom gills. These come off very easily and it makes even more room for you to add delicious crab and cheese stuffing.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms before assembly on a table

Lay the cleaned mushrooms on a baking tray and take the crab stuffing out of the fridge. Use a small spoon to scoop the filling into the mushrooms.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms before baking

Try to make a little mound when you stuff the mushrooms. This will make for a prettier presentation, plus there’s more filling to taste.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with breadcrumbs mixture on top

Then all you have to do is mix the breadcrumbs with the oil (or melted butter) and press the mushrooms into it to coat them. You can sprinkle some mix right on top to fill in any gaps as well.

freshly baked Crab Stuffed Mushrooms on parchment paper

Put the crab stuffed mushrooms into an oven that has been preheated to 190c or about 375f. Let them bake for 15 minutes then remove and plate. They can be served immediately…although there’s a good chance you’ll burn your mouth while savoring these delicious bites.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

These crab stuffed mushrooms make delightful little canapes perfect for your next dinner party or event.
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Course: Appetizer, Canape, Tapas
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Canape, Crab, Seafood, Shellfish, Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 15 mushrooms
Calories: 165kcal
Cost: $25

Equipment

  • 1 Oven

Ingredients

  • 12-15 Mushrooms I recommend using white button or cremini mushrooms. They are technically the same mushroom but the brown is just an older version of the white.
  • 200 grams Crab Meat lump packed crab meat in a jar or can is a great way to go as it's cheaper and less work than buying whole crabs and removing the meat yourself.
  • 125 grams Cream Cheese as always the go to brand is Philadelphia. This is about half a cup but you can use a low-fat version if you wish.
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 50 grams Pecorino Romano grated, about 1/4 cup. You can also use Parmigiano Reggiano or any hard salty cheese you like.
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 15 grams Breadcrumbs about 1/4 cup
  • 3 tbsp Green Onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil can substitute with butter if you wish

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, green onion, and grated cheese. Then add the crab meat and mix that in as well. Place bowl in fridge while you clean the mushrooms.
  • Wash the mushrooms and remove the stalk. Use a paring or other small knife to remove the part of the mushroom cap that curls over (see pics for reference). Then use a small spoon to remove the gills.
  • Use a small spoon to scoop the stuffing into the mushroom caps. Try to get them into little mounds.
  • Mix together the breadcrumbs and the oil (or melted butter). Press the mushrooms into the bread crumbs and set on a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Place tray in an oven preheated to 190c or 375f for 15 minutes. Remove, plate, and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mushroom | Calories: 165kcal
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