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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms start off with tender juicy flavorful mushroom caps stuffed with crab and Parmesan Cheese drizzled in garlic butter the perfect Holiday appetizer.

We have a tradition at this Nest. Every year on Christmas Eve, instead of a great big dinner, we have soup and appetizers!

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Mushrooms stuffed with crab

It’s my favorite meal… Of. The. Whole. YEAR!

Thankfully the birds at this Nest love it too. Everyone has their “favorite” appetizer. For some it’s Chicken Wings, others it’s little Smokies’.  Then there’s that “cheese board”! (It’s here on the site under appetizers. It should be under “YUMMY in my Tummy”. Hello!)

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms on a plate ready to eat.

One of my favorites…are these mushroom caps stuffed full of crab, cheese, and all the GOOD STUFF! I drool just thinking about them.

Any appetizer that starts out with luscious crab…is the BEST! (Little bit of a Seafood lover! There are crazies here at this Nest that don’t…their standing in the family is on shaky ground! lol)

How To Make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Start out with 6 oz. fresh, frozen, or canned crab meat. I used a top quality canned. It is a lot less expensive than fresh and works beautifully in this recipe.

Flaked Crab Meat in a bowl

Add 1/2 cup of Best Food Mayonnaise…for my southern friends it can be Dukes! (I know how y’all feel about your Dukes…cause it’s how I feel about my Best Foods/Hellman’s!)

3 Tablespoons of Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs, 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese, and 1 clove finely chopped.

Bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese

Mix it all together…

bread crumbs and crab mixed together ready to stuff inside mushrooms

Now for those “Sh’rooms”! You’re going to need 18 of them.

Pop out the stems and keep the “caps”. Use a spoon if necessary to scoop out any remaining stem. Place them in a baking dish…cause after we stuff them…we are going to drizzle butter and garlic all over the tops! Sigh….

Mushroom caps in a small casserole dish ready to stuff

Evenly stuff the caps with the crab mixture.

Mushroom cabs stuffed with crab filling

Melt four Tablespoons of butter… and add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and an 1/8 of a teaspoon of garlic salt.

Butter and garlic in a measuring cup

Drizzle the garlic butter over the top of the crab stuffing and mushroom caps. (I’m swooning!)

Melted butter over the top of stuffed mushrooms

Baking Stuffed Mushrooms

Pop them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 400° until the tops are a beautiful golden color.

Stuffed Crab Mushrooms baked to a golden crisp in a small casserole dish

Place the mushrooms on a platter and scoop up the garlic butter in the pan and drizzle over the tops on more time.

I serve them with lemon wedges. Say What? Ummm…YES! It’s crab! Let me tell ya a little secret…a little squeeze of lemon over the top before you pop one in your mouth…OH. MY. GOSH! WOWZERS!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

These are simply elegant and luscious! Crispy on top. Stuffed with all that succulent crab and cheese! Then there’s those tender, juicy mushrooms.

How do people not like mushrooms? (Those same “peeps” who don’t like seafood…they don’t like mushrooms either! I’m telling you…shaky ground friends. lol)

Crab stuffed mushroom sliced in half

I could make myself sick eating about a 100 of these. Thank goodness the recipe only makes 18…which is perfect for ONE. lol

Crab Stuffed mushrooms with garlic butter

So, even though this Nest is full of “Mushroom/Seafood” haters…the Two big birds at this Nest LOVE them. Let’s be honest…the appetizers are ALL about the big people!

The Santa at this house wants crab stuffed mushrooms instead of sugar cookies. That’s why I love him. What can I say!

If you enjoyed this appetizer you may also enjoy these other Appetizer Recipes

Happy Nesting and Happy Holidays My Friends!

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Yield: 9 servings

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Three Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter

Tender juicy flavorful mushroom caps stuffed with crab and Parmesan Cheese drizzled in garlic butter the perfect Holiday appetizer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian Seasoned Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 oz. fresh, frozen, or canned crabmeat
  • 18 medium mushrooms, stems removed
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl break up crab meat, blend in mayonnaise, bread crumbs, cheese, and garlic. Evenly spoon mixture into mushroom caps.
  2. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl melt butter. Stir in garlic and garlic salt. Drizzle over mushroom caps.
  4. Pop them in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and golden brown on top.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:


9 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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