Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious gourmet appetizer recipe. These are always a favorite for Thanksgiving and Christmas and can be assembled ahead of time.

Cream Cheese, Mayonnaise, Sour Cream, Lumb Dungeness Crab Meat, Parmesan Cheese, Chives, Dill and Seasoning makes the filling for these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Then they are topped with a buttery Panko Bread Crumb Topping. These never last long for parties.

A side shot of Crab Stuffed Mushroom filled with creamy cream cheese dungeness crab filling topped with buttery panko crumbs.

Colt and I decided to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with the last crab we had remaining in the freezer. Crab is always considered a treat in our house even when were lucky enough to have a friend drop off a few from a day of crabbing. Yes, we are lucky enough to have friends that occasionally share their catch. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect way to stretch crab when you only have a 1/2- 3/4lb to use and a fun treat for a special occasion.

I love mushrooms, but Lorna not so much; however,  if I fill them with crab I can't seem to keep her hands off of them.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are definitely a family favorite, and fun to share with company. Button or crimini mushrooms are filled with a creamy, cheesy, herb, mushroom, and crab filling based on my Hot Crab Dip, then covered with a panko, parmesan topping, for a little crunch! 

These little gems can be prepped ahead of time and then popped in the oven until golden brown for an easy entertaining appetizer.
A down shot of caramelized shallot and chopped mushrooms stems in a stainless steel pan.
In a medium skillet heat 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium-high heat. 

Add 2 tablespoons Finely Minced Shallots, and cook until caramelized.

Stir in 1/3 cup Finely Chopped Mushroom Stems.

Cook until mushroom stems are softened. Allow to cool a few minutes until warm.

A down shot of sautéed shallots, mushrooms, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, grated parmesan cheese, lemon juice, chives, dill, hot sauce, and salt in a stainless steel mixing bowl.
Cream together:
  • Sautéed Shallot Mixture
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Fresh Chives
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Fresh Dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Until well combined.

Gourmet Cream Cheese Dungness Crab Filling in a stainless steel bowl with a cookie scoop.
Fold in 1/2- 3/4 pound Shelled Lump Crab Meat. I prefer Dungeness when available for it's flavor.

Mushrooms Caps in a pan being filled with Crab Filling using a cookie sheet.
Clean 16-24 Large Button Or Crimini Mushroom Caps using a damp towel to wipe off any dirt, and remove stems. 

Place in a large, buttered, baking dish. Use 2 spoons or a standard size cookie scoop to fill mushroom caps until heaping.

Buttery Panko Bread Crumbs topped on top of a cream cheese crab stuffed mushroom.
In a small bowl stir together:
  • 3 tablespoons Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Melted Butter 
Until well combined.

Sprinkle Panko Breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top of mushrooms.

A down shot of Crab Stuffed Mushrooms in a white pan.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 16-20 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle with fresh chopped dill, and chives. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms have the flavors found in a high end restaurant, and are guaranteed to be the hit of your next party! 

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Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, and panko crumbs make these a favorite for holiday entertaining.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 40 Min


  • 18 whole Large Button Or Crimini Mushrooms Wiped Clean and Stems Removed
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Shallots, Minced
  • 1/3 cup Mushroom Stems, Finely Chopped
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice, Fresh Squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Chives, Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, Minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce Or To Taste (Optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2- 3/4 pound Shelled Lump Crab Meat Like Dungeness crab
  • 3 tablespoons Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
  • 1 tablespoon Melted Butter Plus More For Greasing Pan
For Serving Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Additional Chopped Chives, Chopped Dill, and Lemon Wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Butter a large baking dish, add cleaned mushroom caps, and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet heat olive until hot over medium-high heat. Add shallot, and cook until caramelized. Add mushroom stems, and cook until softened. Allow to cool until warm.
  4. Cream together sautéed shallot mixture, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, lemon juice, chives, dill, hot sauce, and salt until well combined. Fold in crab meat.
  5. Using 2 tablespoons or a standard sized cookie scoop fill mushroom caps until mounded with filling.
  6. In a small bowl stir together panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and butter until well combined.
  7. Evenly sprinkle panko bread crumbs over the top of mushrooms.
  8. Bake for 16-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Sprinkle with additional chives, and dill, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts




10.04 g

Sat. Fat

4.28 g


2.68 g


0.20 g

Net carbs

2.48 g


0.98 g


3.09 g


178.18 mg


26.81 mg

Calories are estimated.

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  1. Those are beautiful! And I bet they taste great too.

  2. Thank you for this recipe -- I love crab!

  3. These look amazing, I can just imagine how crispy the topping is!

  4. I made these with large morels and I added bacon, 'cause bacon makes just about everything better.

    1. I totally agree bacon does make everything better and morels! What a serious treat!

  5. Great crab recipe. Perfect appetizer.

  6. Can I freeze the leftover crab fill? I have a lot left.


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