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Stuffed Walleye

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Walleye is the No. 1 game fish in the Midwest. It's a thrill to catch and tastes fantastic, too. This recipe, created by my husband, is a favorite of my family.


  • 4 bacon strips, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 cup imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups crushed seasoned stuffing
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 walleye fillets (about 8 ounces each)


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery and crab in butter until vegetables are tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the stuffing, water, salt, pepper and cayenne; toss to moisten.
  2. Place fillets in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spoon stuffing mixture over fillets; top each with 2 pieces of bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 713 calories, 30g fat (13g saturated fat), 279mg cholesterol, 1651mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 61g protein.

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