Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

This is an easy recipe that can be served as an appetizer or as as mini meal if you add a salad. Use real crab meat for the best flavor.

How To Make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Traditional stuffed mushrooms often have sweet Italian sausage inside them. I switched one of my older recipes that uses sausage and substituted it with fresh crab meat. It's an elevated way to serve an old favorite.

ingredients for crab stuffed mushrooms on a tray

These fresh ingredients will make the tastiest stuffed mushrooms.

Large white mushroom, stems removed and wiped clean
Olive oil
Garlic clove
Yellow onion
Fresh crabmeat
Dry bread crumbs
Italian parsley
Fresh tarragon
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Unsalted butter
Parmesan cheese, grated

Should I Use Fresh Crab Meat or Imitation Crab Meat?

a hand holding crab meat cracked from the shell

My choice and suggestion – Use fresh crab meat instead of imitation. It just tastes better. I bought a whole crab from the market and had it cleaned there. I cracked the at home and removed the crabmeat myself. This is cheaper than buying lump crab meat already shelled.

Recipe Tip

woman stuffing mushrooms with a crab meat filling

When stuffing the mushrooms, pack the filling well. Be careful not to push too hard or the mushroom cap will split.

stuffed mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, Crab, crab stuffed mushrooms, mushrooms
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Marie Todd


  • 18 large white mushroom stems removed and wiped clean
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh crab meat
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add crab, bread crumbs, parsley, tarragon, paprika, salt and pepper. Combine well. Remove from heat and add egg. Transfer to a bowl and mix well.
  4. Melt the butter in a microwave or on the stove top. Brush the inside and outside of mushroom caps.
  5. Stuff each mushroom cap using a spoon and place on baking prepared baking sheet.
  6. Brush the top of each mushroom with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are browned. Serve immediately.

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