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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect easy appetizer recipe to prep ahead and pair with cocktails at your next holiday party!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab stuffed mushrooms, easy appetizer, stuffed mushrooms recipe
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 69.3 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 24 medium mushrooms (about 1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces crabmeat (I used “special” crabmeat, but you can also use “lump” or “claw” meat)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove stems from mushroom caps.
  2. Finely chop the mushroom stems.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add shallot, garlic and mushroom stems and cook for about 3-5 minutes (or until soft). Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in cream cheese, crab, parsley, lemon juice and salt. Blend well.
  4. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Remove skillet from the heat and add mushroom caps to the melted butter. Gently coat the mushroom caps in the melted butter.
  5. Place caps, stem-side up, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of crab filling into mushroom caps, gently pressing filling into caps.
  6. If prepping ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes (or until mushrooms are tender).
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed mushroom)
Calories 69.3 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.2g10%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g
Cholesterol 17.5mg6%
Sodium 105.4mg5%
Potassium 71.3mg2%
Carbohydrates 1.9g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 2.1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.