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These easy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the best appetizer. Mushrooms are loaded with a decadent cheesy crab mixture and baked to perfection!

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These healthier Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the most delicious appetizer for any occasion or holiday! I love how easy this appetizer is to make and they taste so gourmet and fancy. You’ll also love how these are healthy and low in carbs!

I stuffed the insides of hearty and meaty mushrooms with a decadent crab and cheese mixture and then top the mushrooms with a butter topping. The crab mixture is so creamy and luscious and the butter topping takes these mushrooms to another level.  This is the appetizer that you will want to make that will impress anyone! 

This appetizer looks so elegant on a serving platter or tray. These will only take a few bites to eat so you may want to consider doubling the recipe. They will go quick!

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS

  • Butter
  • White or baby Bella mushrooms
  • Crabmeat
  • Onions
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Parsley
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Egg
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Melted butter

HOW TO MAKE CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Pray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray and spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and cut up 6 stems to add to the filling.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix crabmeat, mushrooms stems, onion, cheeses, parsley, peppers and garlic salt. Mix to combine and then stir in egg and yogurt.
  4. Place the mushrooms into the prepared baking dish and use a small ice cream scoop (or measure out 2 tablespoons) to mound the crab mixture. Place in the center of each mushroom cap.
  5. Melt the butter and garlic salt together and drizzle over the crab stuffed mushrooms. Top with additional shredded cheddar cheese and bake for 25-30 minuts. Garnsish with parsley (optional) and serve. Enjoy!
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If you love recipes that are delicious and healthy, you need to add this to your menu! These Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect for entertaining and pair perfectly with a glass of bubbles. Add these Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls or my Homemade Tuna Poke that are also low carb and can be enjoyed with these mushrooms.  

MAKE AHEAD

You can save yourself some time by prepping these mushrooms the day or night before you are wanting them! The nice thing is the prepped mushrooms can go straight into the oven from the fridge. So convenient! 

FREEZER FRIENDLY

You can even freeze these prepared crab stuffed mushrooms so you can always have them available when you want a delicious appetizer! Simply place the prepared mushrooms in the freeze for a few hours to harden. Once they have hardened, place them in an airtight container or heavy duty ziplock bag to store. 

When you are ready to bake these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, place them on a baking sheet directed in the recipe and bake accordingly to the recipe. Be sure to bake for an additional 10 minutes-15 minutes depending on the size of your mushrooms. 

LEFTOVER CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure to store in an airtight container or cover a dish with plastic wrap. You can reheat the mushrooms in the microwave or oven when ready to eat. They are even good cold- straight out of the refrigerator! 

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TIPS

Crab: you can use fresh crab or imitation crab. Either option will work for this recipe but please note the flavor will be slightly different when using imitation crab meat. 

Mushrooms: white button mushrooms can be used instead of the baby portabella or crimini mushrooms. As long as the mushrooms are about 2 inches, any will work! I find that the white and bella mushrooms and readily available at my grocery stores.

Portabello mushrooms: if you want to stuff the crab mixture into large portobello mushrooms you can! Make sure to add fill the mushrooms caps and bake them for at least 40 minutes so the mushrooms can tenderize. 

How to clean mushrooms: wipe each whole mushroom with a dry damp towel. Make sure you don’t completely dunk or wash the mushrooms since they will absorb too much liquid and release liquid when they bake. Remove the stems and scoop out the gills with a clean spoon. Be sure to reserve 6 stems for the filling. 

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FREAKY FRIDAY BLOG HOP

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This recipe originally comes from Sandra over at The Foodie Affair! A few months ago, I joined a group of wonderful food bloggers to do a good old-fashioned blog hop that’s hosted by Michaela from An Affair From the Heart. The event is called Freaky Friday and takes place once a quarter. Each of us bloggers are assigned another food blogger and we pick a recipe from their blog, recreate it and share it on our own blogs!

This is my very first Freaky Friday event and I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful blogging group. The food blogging community is such a helpful, friendly and encouraging group of people and I’m so grateful to have joined when I did! I love all of the collaborations and endless support we give each other. Food blogging and creating recipes has always been a passion of mine. I can finally say I turned my passion into my career- thanks to the help of the food blogging community! 

It was so difficult to pick a recipe from The Foodie Affair’s food blog because they all looked so delicious! I’ve never made stuffed mushrooms before and we love crab so this recipe was perfect. You’ll find a ton of healthy, low carb and keto recipes on Sandra’s blog! She also shares delicious treats like this Hot Chocolate Bomb recipe.

Take a look at all of our 2021 Freaky Friday Winter Edition Recipes:

  1. An Affair from the Heart – Copy Cat Taco Bell Enchirito
  2. Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Three Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
  3. The Carefree Kitchen – Lemon Bundt Cake
  4. The Culinary Compass – Rotel Sausage Dip
  5. Devour Dinner – Cheese Enchiladas
  6. The Foodie Affair – Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread
  7. The Fresh Cooky – Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
  8. House of Nash Eats – Pineapple Casserole
  9. Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog – Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  10. Lemoine Family Kitchen – Red Beans & Rice
  11. Life, Love & Good Food – Pan Seared Scallops 
  12. Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Weeknight Broccoli Shrimp Stir Fry
  13. Off the Eaten Path – Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
  14. Soulfully Made –  Stuffed Pepper Meatloaf
  15. The Speckled Palate – Pretzel Cheese Dip 
  16. Sugar Dish Me – Cheesecake Brownies with Graham Cracker Crust
  17. Take Two Tapas – Buffalo Chicken Taquitos in the Air Fryer
  18. West Via Midwest – Frito Corn Salad
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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

These easy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the best appetizer. Mushrooms are loaded with a decadent cheesy crab mixture and baked to perfection!
5 from 29 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter; softened
  • 12 large white or baby bella mushrooms, cleaned and patted dry
  • 6 ounces crabmeat; real or imitation
  • 2 Tbsp. onions; finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese; finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese; finely shredded
  • 1 tsp. parsley; chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 whole egg; beaten
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt

Butter drizzle

  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic salt

TOPPING

  • additional cheddar cheese; shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Pray a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray and spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • Remove the stems from the mushrooms and cut up 6 stems to add to the filling.
  • In a medium bowl, mix crabmeat, mushrooms stems, onion, cheeses, parsley, peppers and garlic salt. Mix to combine and then stir in egg and yogurt.
  • Place the mushrooms into the prepared baking dish and use a small ice cream scoop (or measure out 2 tablespoons) to mound the crab mixture. Place in the center of each mushroom cap.
  • Melt the butter and garlic salt together and drizzle over the crab stuffed mushrooms. Top with additional shredded cheddar cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley (optional) and serve. Enjoy!
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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, you took two of my favorite things, mushrooms and crabmeat and added my third favorite! What’s not to love about that! These mushrooms sound like absolute perfection and look amazing. I can’t wait to try them!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you, Kathyrn! Boy, you made mushrooms look scrumptious! I’m so glad you chose this recipe…mushrooms with crab are so delicious together. Welcome to the FF blog hop!

  3. 5 stars
    We LOVED these— made them to have for an afternoon snack before the Superbowl… My husband was in heaven! Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m a sucker for the combination fo crab and mushrooms, and these bites are simply DELICIOUS! We made them for gameday, but they’d be an awesome appetizer for date night, too!

  5. 5 stars
    These were the perfect poppable appetizer to share with friends this weekend while watching commercials (aka, the Super Bowl, lol). They were easy, different, and delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    I love baby bella mushrooms so those with the combo of sharp cheddar, YUM! This is right up my alley! We made these for our Superbowl party and they turned out great! My family loved them and I can’t wait to make them again. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    These look scrumptious!! Stuffed mushrooms are my absolute FAVORITE appetizer ever and I love that you gave these crab stuffed mushrooms a healthy twist! Making these on Valentine’s Day and I CAN’T wait!!