Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

The tastiest stuffed mushrooms you'll ever have.  Filled with crab meat, three kinds of cheeses and the perfect blend of seasonings, these mushrooms will have you coming back for seconds.... and thirds.

Need an appetizer for a party? This is my new go-to recipe! Crab stuffed mushrooms are easy to make ahead of time. Just pop them in the oven to heat through before serving.

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It's Day 5 and we are sharing Holiday Party Food Ideas!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

Warm, melty, cheesy, crab filling atop a tender mushroom cap. These stuffed mushrooms are THE perfect appetizer! These are best eaten soon after baking. However, I was happy to have leftovers and they were quite tasty warmed up a day or two later.

This recipe made quite a few for our individual family, but if serving at a party or gathering, I would suggest doubling the recipe.

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

Servings: 30
Author: Rachel Nielsen
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min
The tastiest stuffed mushrooms you'll ever have. Filled with crab meat, three kinds of cheeses and the perfect blend of seasonings, these mushrooms will have you coming back for seconds.... and thirds.


  • 30 mushrooms (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. Swiss cheese, grated
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated (not the powder kind)
  • 1/2 t. hot sauce (I like tabasco)
  • 1/2 t. Old Bay seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can (4.25 oz) crab meat


  1. Wash and remove steps from mushrooms. When removing stem, remove as deep into the cap as you can to create a bowl for the filling.
  2. Mix the cream cheese until soft and creamy.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except the mushrooms).Mix well. 
  4. Spoon mixture into each mushroom cap. 
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until warm and cheese is melty.

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  1. These look delicious! I know my guests would love to have these on the appetizer table.

  2. These are definitely happening in my house over the holidays - yummy!

  3. Stuffed mushrooms are always so delicious. This recipe looks like heaven, and then of course there's the delish crab. Yum.

  4. I love crab stuffed mushrooms so much!!!

  5. Mmmmmmmmm! Stuffed mushrooms always disappear super quickly around here. I've never made the crab version at home and now I can't wait to!

  6. Mushrooms are awesome! Even better... my kiddos won't touch them so I don't have to worry about sharing. ;)

  7. These look really delicious! I love crab and mushrooms!

  8. My husband would go crazy for these! I will have to try these for him.

  9. Your crab-stuffed mushrooms look delicious! I'll have to add them to my party appetizer list :)

  10. THese look delicious. Definitely going in my holiday rotation!

  11. These look amazing. You paired two of my Redneck's faves. I can't wait to give them a try and see what he thinks. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. These sound so good!" I'm definitely trying this recipe, thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  13. I love crab-stuffed mushrooms! I have a similar recipe, and it has become a favorite at the holidays!

  14. Your Crab Stuffed Mushrooms will be a very special and delicious appetizer for the season! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  15. No way this is an appetizer, I would eat an entire batch and call it dinner! Thank you for submitting your post to FF.

  16. Those sound delicious and I'll bet they don't last long on a party tray!