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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

September 16, 2019 (Last Updated: October 10, 2020)

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are a perfect appetizer filled with crab, bacon and cream cheese. These mushrooms are great with any type of crab you have available – fresh crab, frozen crab, canned crab or even imitation crab. 

Crab stuffed mushroom topped with fresh chopped parsley.

These stuffed mushrooms are a delicious appetizer perfect for a casual get-together, a fancy dinner party or a holiday buffet. I’ve made stuffed mushrooms before, but this filling is different. The cream cheese makes these mushrooms a whole lot cheesier. 

Mushrooms filled with crab and bacon lined up on a white platter.

The inspiration for these crab stuffed mushrooms came from one of our local grocery stores. They have a great meat counter and they always have a few prepared items ready to take home and cook. They always have some sort of stuffed chicken and pork chops, a few unique seasoned hamburger patties ready for the grill, a few seafood salads and the other day they had stuffed seafood mushrooms. I didn’t buy their stuffed mushrooms, but I did quickly grab a few ingredients and made these once I got home.

What ingredients do I need to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms?

  • mushrooms
  • crab meat
  • cream cheese
  • bacon
  • fresh parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

What type of crab do I use? 

Use fresh crab, frozen crab, canned crab or imitation crab in this recipe. The choice is all yours depending on your availability and your budget. If you use frozen crab, allow it to thaw before using. Canned crab needs to be drained before using, but otherwise any type of crab will work. 

How do I make stuffed mushrooms?

  1. Remove stems from mushrooms. Place mushrooms on a baking sheet.Mushrooms with stems removed on a baking tray.
  2. Put room temperature cream cheese in a bowl. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add bacon, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and and salt pepper. Stir until combined.Crispy bacon bits, chopped parsley and shredded parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  4. Stir in crab.Crab in a bowl with a cream cheese mixture.
  5. Place a large spoonful on each mushroom. Crab stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle a touch of shredded Parmesan on top of each mushroom. Stuffed mushrooms being topped with shredded parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Serve while still warm. Stuffed mushrooms topped with chopped parsley on a white platter.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms can be made ahead of time? You could make the stuffing ahead of time and then add to the mushrooms when you are ready to bake. The mushrooms could also be stuffed, covered and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake. 

How do I clean the mushrooms?

Use a damp cloth or paper towel and wipe off the outside of the mushrooms. Mushrooms aren’t really dirty, but they do need to be wiped down to remove small bits of dirt. Do not wash your mushrooms or they will absorb the water and become too mushy when cooking. 

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. If you’ve got a crowd to feed, just adjust to the amount you need. 

A tray full of cheese stuffed mushrooms.

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Stuffed mushroom sitting on a white plate.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy stuffed mushrooms filled with cream cheese, bacon and crab.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Mushrooms
Calories 118 kcal


  • 12 mushrooms
  • 8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 8 oz crab meat
  • 3 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)


  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese (grated)


  • Remove stems from mushrooms and wipe mushrooms clean with a damp cloth. Place mushrooms on a baking sheet.
  • Put room temperature cream cheese in a bowl. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add bacon, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and and salt pepper. Stir until combined.
  • Stir in crab.
  • Place a large spoonful on each mushroom.
  • Sprinkle a touch of shredded Parmesan on top of each mushroom.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes until golden.
  • Top with freshly chopped parsley (optional)
  • Serve while still warm.


May use fresh crab, frozen crab, canned crab or imitation crab meat. If using frozen, allow crab meat to thaw before using. Canned crab should be fully drained before using. 


Serving: 1mushroomCalories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 345mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 303IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crab stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms recipes
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  • Reply
    July 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I added green onion and it was delish!!!!

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      July 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm


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    Kankana Saxena
    September 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    5 stars
    I was looking for an appetizer idea for my weekend party and you gave me the best one!

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      September 19, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      Perfect! Enjoy!!!

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    September 19, 2019 at 5:30 am

    This looks absolutely delightful, Kathy! Thanks for sharing.

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    September 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

    These beauties are so generously stuffed that at first glance I though they were muffins! 🙂 They look SO delicious. Such a lovely comforting, fall appetizer. 🙂 ~Valentina

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    David @ Spiced
    September 17, 2019 at 8:15 am

    5 stars
    You know, I have never made stuffed mushrooms before. I’ve cooked with mushrooms on plenty of occasions, and I’ve even put ’em on the grill…but never stuffed them. Laura loves crab, and I’m thinking these would be a fun meal to make when her family visits in a few weeks! Talk about a delicious combination right there!

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    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    September 17, 2019 at 12:11 am

    5 stars
    Oh Kathy, you have done it again! What a delicious recipe 🙂 This is such a fantastic appetiser! I love anything crab! Yum!

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      September 17, 2019 at 5:41 am

      Me too! 🙂

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    September 16, 2019 at 6:52 am

    5 stars
    Love when you get inspiration from a store or restaurant and recreate a version at home. Crab is a fave of mine and I LOVE mushrooms, so I know I’d devour these! Perfect for parties! Pinned 🙂

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    September 16, 2019 at 5:23 am

    5 stars
    OMG Kathy! These look fantastic! One of my husbands favorite appetizer is stuffed mushrooms. And we both LOVE crabmeat. What a great recipe for the upcoming holidays!

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      September 16, 2019 at 5:34 am

      I thought of you when I was making these. I was thinking if only I could catch fresh crab like MaryAnn!

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