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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: the tasty appetizer recipe you’ll love

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
By Cookist
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Crab stuffed mushrooms are a simple recipe for a fancy appetizer that everyone will love during parties or holidays. The filling for the mushrooms quickly comes together in one bowl and with only about a 15 minute baking time, these little snacks will be ready to eat in no time.

Although you may be tempted by price to get imitation crab meat, always try to opt for the real thing. As crab meat is one of the primary ingredients in this recipe, you will really notice the difference between the real thing and the fake stuff. You can also try different types of mushrooms for your recipe, just look for varieties that will hold a good amount of filling but not be bigger than one or two bites.

Tips

Make these crab stuffed mushrooms a little spicy by using red pepper flakes rather than ground black pepper in the recipe.
If you would like to add extra crunch, sprinkle the tops of the mushrooms with panko breadcrumbs before baking.

What to serve with Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Serve this crab stuffed mushrooms with delicate dishes such as salads, pasta salads, veggies, soups and potato-based recipes.

How to store Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

You can store crab stuffed mushrooms for up to 3 days, closed in an airtight container. Before serving, reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds.

Ingredients
large white mushrooms
13 to 16
crab meat, cooked
250 g
Breadcrumbs
60 g (1/2 cup)
Grated parmesan cheese
30 g (1/3 cup)
Mayonnaise
75 g (1/3 cup)
cream cheese, softened
60 g
green onions, chopped
4 tbsp
Garlic, minced
4 cloves
Dried oregano
1/4 tsp
Salt
1/4 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp
Olive oil
1 tbsp

How to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Clean the mushrooms by wiping them with a towel. You want to avoid rinsing the mushrooms as they will absorb the water- just rubbing any dirt off will work perfectly. Remove stems and scoop out gills using a teaspoon. You can discard the stems or save them for another recipe. Set the mushrooms set aside for now.

In a bowl, mix together crab meat, 2/3 of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, green onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper.

In another small bowl, combine remaining breadcrumbs and oil.

Set the mushrooms in an ungreased baking pan. Using a small spoon, scoop the crab filling into the mushrooms.

Sprinkle the tops with more breadcrumb mixture.

Bake at 175°C/375°F for 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven, then serve hot and enjoy!

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