Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

I have been quite obsessed with mushrooms lately and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare them!  I’ve simplified the original recipe that hubby found into one that I can prepare in just a few minutes and it’s just as delicious as the complicated one that we used to prepare!

They make a fabulous side dish, or even appetizer, to a steak or chicken main course meal.  You could even do large portabella mushrooms as an entree themselves!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushroom Ingredients

  • Mushroom Caps {any size will do!}
  • Crab Dip
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves {chopped}
  • Mozarella Cheese {shredded or sliced}
  • Olive Oil {optional}

Some things you’ll notice in any of the recipes that I share here on SEBG – they’re easy and adaptable.  I don’t have a ton of time to devote in the kitchen with two little gals on my heels, so everything I make is relatively easy and doesn’t take a lot of preparation.  I also alter a lot of things – if I don’t have shredded cheese, I use sliced.  If I find something on sale at the store that week, I substitute.

This is one of those recipes!  I scored Baby Bella Caps for 60% off so I used those instead of the regular mushroom caps like I normally do. 

First, take the stems out of your caps… but don’t toss them!  Those stems are just as delicious as the caps, so I just put them right in the pan.  If you’re serving your mushrooms and want them to be pretty, don’t serve the stems, stand in the kitchen and eat them yourself.  {shhh… don’t tell hubby my secret!}

I like to use the already chopped garlic because we use fresh garlic in our house a lot and it saves me a ton of time.  I spoon just a bit into each cap.  Drizzle all the caps with olive oil, at this time if you choose to.

stuffing mushrooms

The crab dip we use is a mixture of sorts – mainly pimento and cream cheese, peppers, and crab meat.  It takes a bit of prep work than making your own filling, so we take this nice shortcut!  Spoon it into the caps.

After that, the yummy part… CHEESE!  Cheese makes everything good, right?  Spread your Mozzarella cheese over top – using, well, as much as you want or should.  I just generously cover.

stuffed mushrooms bake

Slice up 1 tbsp of butter and place it all over the cheese.  Cover with aluminum foil to keep the heat and moisture in and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.

After that, I like to take the foil off and brown the cheese for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

There is never a single mushroom left over after Dinner!  So don’t plan on leftovers for lunch!

What’s your favorite way to serve mushrooms?

  1. Ooooh these sound absolutely amazing!! I cannot wait to try them!! Maybe a dinner just for hubby and I?!!? ;)
  2. So I don't eat seafood so I'd stuff them with some cream cheese...or maybe just some shredded cheese...hhmmm gonna have to think about this now! LOL
  3. Didn't your blog just get a makeover? Looks great. I don't care for mushrooms too much but my husband does, so I don't mind cooking them for him. I've made stuffed mushrooms before but never with crab, sounds and looks amazing. I would probably scoop the filling out just for me, lol.
    1. Thank you, Tiffany! Yes, I've had the new look for a bit now and I'm still in love! ;) I am OBSESSED with mushrooms right now, but the stuffing in these is just as good as the mushroom part!

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