Crispy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x

This creamy crab stuffed mushroom recipe is topped with the most delicious, buttery, homemade breadcrumbs!



For the Garlic Breadcrumb topping

  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

For the Mushrooms

  • 30 mushrooms, stems removed and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced fine
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 8 oz. crabmeat (claw meat)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of the garlic bread crumb topping
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Clean the mushrooms and carefully remove the stems, leaving the cap whole.
  3. Toss the mushrooms in a bowl with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and then place the mushrooms caps on a baking sheet and set your oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Make the breadcrumb topping by melting 4 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Add the bread crumbs and toss with the butter until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the minced garlic, lemon juice and the parsley and stir to combine. Remove the breadcrumb mixture from the skillet and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the same skillet. Add in the celery, scallions and red pepper and cook for 4-5 minuets.
  7. Next add the garlic, salt, pepper and crab meat, stirring to combine, then transfer the filling to a bowl to cool.
  8. Once the filling has cooled, add the mayonnaise, cream cheese and the parmesan cheese  and fold gently to combine.
  9. Fill the mushroom caps with the crab filling and then generously top with the breadcrumb topping, pressing the topping slightly onto the filling so that it sticks.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the tops of the mushrooms are golden brown.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top / Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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