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Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
These tender crab-stuffed mushrooms with their crispy golden topping are always popular at parties! The crab filling is a delicious special occasion treat. Serve them while they're warm. —Nancy Aiello, Bloomery, West Virginia
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  • 18 medium fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. Remove stems from mushrooms (discard stems or save for another use); set caps aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, cheese and garlic. Stuff into mushroom caps. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400° until mushrooms are tender, 20-25 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms Tips

What kind of mushrooms should you use to make crab-stuffed mushrooms?

Cremini (also called baby bella) and button mushrooms are easy to find and usually about the correct size for stuffed mushrooms. Other varieties like shiitake that are also common in stores are simply not sturdy enough, or they aren't the right shape to hold the filling. Bought too many mushrooms? Try these other stuffed mushroom recipes.

How do you clean the mushrooms before stuffing them?

Use a dry paper towel or cloth to wipe away any dirt or debris on the exterior of the mushrooms. Never rinse mushrooms under water! Mushrooms are like sponges and will absorb too much water to cook properly if rinsed. Learn how to avoid mistakes when cooking mushrooms.

Can you make crab-stuffed mushrooms ahead of time?

The mushrooms can be stuffed, covered and refrigerated several hours before baking. Unfortunately, because of the delicate crab meat, this stuffed mushroom recipe does not make a good candidate for freezing. Additionally, mushrooms can change in texture once frozen. If you’re looking for holiday bites you can make in advance, try one of these make-ahead appetizer recipes.

Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed mushroom: 51 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.