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Mushroom Crab Melts

I received this recipe from my grandmother. The rich open-faced treats are a favorite main dish alongside 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. —Jean Bevilacqua, Rhododendron, Oregon
  • 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 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


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain drippings from skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons. Saute mushrooms and onion in drippings until tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine crab, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, mushroom mixture, Parmesan cheese and bacon.
  • Spread butter over muffin halves. Top with crab mixture; sprinkle with cayenne and paprika. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 485 calories, 33g fat (11g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.
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  • muffbear74
    Dec 28, 2015

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

  • tgw2108
    Mar 6, 2013

    Very good. The kids loved it.

  • jsgoldn
    Oct 13, 2012

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

  • gretel.long
    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!

  • deltajuliet83
    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!