These cheesy crab stuffed mushrooms make for the best appetizer! Juicy and flavorful mushroom caps loaded with a creamy crab filling that’s baked until cheesy and delicious.

Whenever we have a party, a good appetizer like these mushrooms is on the menu, along with our baked jalapeno poppers.

Cheesy stuffed mushrooms on a platter topped with fresh greens.

You can have these quick and easy crab-stuffed mushrooms ready in no time!

The mushroom caps are filled with a creamy crabmeat filling and then baked until cheesy and gooey! We love making these as an appetizer for get-togethers, especially during the holidays. This appetizer is perfect to serve as a starter for Christmas dinner or at your New Year’s party.

A crab stuffed mushrooms topped with freshly chopped greens.

Ingredients for Stuffed Mushrooms-

Here are the ingredients needed for the stuffed mushrooms:

  • Mushrooms– Your favorite mushrooms; we like to use white button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms.
  • Cream cheese– Cream cheese is what gives the creamy filling; be sure it’s at room temp.
  • Crab meat– You can use fresh crab meat, imitation, or canned lump crab meat.
  • Panko crumbs– For this recipe, we like to use panko crumbs, but you can also use regular breadcrumbs or seasoned breadcrumbs.
  • Cheese– Any shredded cheese you have on hand will work. We like to use mild cheddar, colby jack, Mexican blend, or mozzarella cheese.
  • Seasoning– Salt and pepper for flavor! You can also add other favorite seasonings to boost the flavors in the filling.
Crab stuffed mushrooms baked and laid out on a baking sheet topped with fresh chopped greens.

How to Make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Prep mushrooms– Clean mushrooms. Remove the stems by popping or gently cutting them off, creating a nice pocket for the filling.
  2. Filling– In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the filling.
  3. Prep– Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven.
  4. Stuff mushrooms– Stuff the mushrooms with the creamy filling. Repeat with the rest of the filling, evenly distributing the filling among all the mushrooms. Add the mushrooms to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake– Bake the mushrooms until crispy and the cheese has melted. Sprinkle the mushroom with fresh greens and parmesan cheese and serve.
Step by step collage of how to make homemade crab stuffed mushrooms.

Recipe Frequently Asked Questions-

How to store stuffed mushrooms?

Once the mushrooms have cooled, add them to an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days.

Can stuffed mushrooms be frozen?

Yes, these freeze great uncooked! Just freeze after stuffing, and when ready to enjoy, cook straight from the freezer (just add a couple more minutes to the cooking time).
We do not recommend thawing them or the mushrooms will get soggy, so cook straight from the freezer.
We do NOT recommend freezing cooked stuffed mushrooms to avoid soggy mushrooms.

Can I make stuffed mushrooms ahead of time?

Yes, just stuff them and cover them tightly to avoid them from drying out and store them in the fridge. You can make these up to 4-5 hours ahead of time.

How do I reheat stuffed mushrooms?

You can reheat the mushrooms in the oven, microwave, and in the air fryer.

Can I cook stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer?

Yes! Add the mushrooms to the air fryer basket and air fryer at 350°F for about 6-8 minutes until cooked.

What kind of mushrooms do I use?

You can use either white or brown mushrooms or even portobello mushrooms. We prefer medium or large mushrooms for the stuffing to fit!

Can I substitute the crab meat?

Yes, you can use shrimp, ground sausage, or even bacon instead of crab meat!

What cheese do I use?

You can use any shredded cheese you have on hand. We like to use Colby jack, mild cheddar, mozzarella, or Mexican blend.

Can I add spinach?

Yes, you can add spinach to the crab meat filling for more flavor!

Crab stuffed mushroom cut in half topped with fresh greens.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Author: Valentina
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5 from 7 votes
These cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make for the best appetizer! Juicy and flavorful mushroom caps loaded with a creamy crab filling that’s baked until cheesy and delicious.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 oz whole mushrooms white or portobello

stuffed mushroom filling-

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 6 oz crab meat finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • tsp ground black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Clean mushroom then emove the stem from the mushrooms to create a nice pocket for the filling.
  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, crab meat, panko breadcrumbs, chives, parsley, garlic shredded cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Stuff the mushrooms with the creamy filling. Repeat with the rest of the filling, evenly distributing the filling among all the mushrooms.
  • Add the mushrooms to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the stuffed mushrooms at 375°F for 18-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are crispy.
  • Top the mushrooms with freshly grated parmesan and chopped greens and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Notes: 
  • Make ahead: These mushrooms can be stuffed and frozen for a meal prep option. Simple bake straight out of the freezer. We don’t recommend letting them thaw, or else they will get soggy. 

Nutrition

209kcal Calories6g Carbs11g Protein16g Fat6g Saturated Fat5g Polyunsaturated Fat4g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat44mg Cholesterol535mg Sodium355mg Potassium1g Fiber3g Sugar508IU Vitamin A7mg Vitamin C92mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 535mg23%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 508IU10%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)