Mushroom Crab Melts Recipe
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Mushroom Crab Melts Recipe

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I received this recipe from my grandmother. The rich open-faced treats are great with a green salad, but I've also cut them into quarters to serve as hors d'oeuvres. To save time, make the crab-mushroom topping early in the day and store it in the refrigerator.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 cup chopped imitation crabmeat
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 English muffins, split
  • Dash each cayenne pepper and paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 485 calories, 33 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute mushrooms and onion in drippings until tender.
  2. In a large bowl, combine crab, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, mushroom mixture, Parmesan cheese and bacon.
  3. Spread butter over muffin halves. Top with crab mixture; sprinkle with cayenne and paprika. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mushroom Crab Melts in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p30

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Really good and different. Ii'e also made them without the bacon when my vegetarian son-in-law was in town."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Very good. The kids loved it."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"I wanted to love this, but it was just ok."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I was actually looking for a recipe for crab topping for burgers when I found this. I made up the crab mixture and put it on fresh, homemade burgers instead of the English muffins. They were great!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I've never really liked crab but my husband loves it, and I'm not even a big fan of mushrooms, but this is fantastic!! Even my daughter ate it and didn't realize how many veggies she ate because the crab and cheese kind of meld everything together into deliciousness!"

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