This recipe for Easy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms is full of wonderful flavors and textures. The amazing mushrooms cook to a moist tenderness. They’re stuffed full of crab meat. piquante peppers, and herbs and spices. They make a great holiday or dinner party starter!
Before you know it, we’ll be getting ready for the new year and thinking about party food, so I thought this was a good time to jump ahead to party thinking.
That said, if you’re still planning your Christmas menu, these beauties would make a great appetizer.
I’ve made a lot of appetizers/party food to share with all of you, but my mother recently pointed out that I need to include my crab stuffed mushrooms because she came looking for the recipe when she was planning her Thanksgiving dinner and there where no crab stuffed mushrooms to be seen! I promised to resolved that 🙂
Thse crab stuffed mushrooms are amazing! I’m telling you they have to be tried and once you do, you’ll make them again and again!
This is such a simple recipe, you can prepare it really quickly for a dinner party or you can make it for a light lunch for two – believe me on that one because guess what my husband and I did just as soon as I was done shooting the photos? 🙂
Since this is my last Peppadew post of the year, the timing was just right for my mother’s recipe request because my recipe includes their piquante peppers. Their sweet heat goes perfectly with crab. In fact, you can say that Peppadews and crab are the best of friends!
Just check out my Simple Spaghetti with Crab & Piquante Peppers recipe. I think you’ll agree that they go perfectly together!
Peppadew Piquante peppers come in both hot and mild so you can adapt this crab stuffed mushrooms recipe how ever you like. I made them using half mild and half hot because my husband like more heat than me.
To make them couldn’t be simpler. And to make thing even simpler, my recipe uses canned crab! That’s right – canned (although you can use the ready cooked stuff you get in the grocery store.
Add the crab meat to a bowl with the chopped piquante peppers, chives, green onions, mayonnaise, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix it all together and stuff the mushrooms.
Top them with Parmesan cheese, and bake – It’s that easy!
When we were enjoying these mushrooms, my husband said that these would make great crab cakes. They are similar to my Easy Crab Cakes recipe, but different so don’t be surprised if in the very near future, I make another easy crab cake recipe because I think my husband is on to something!
- 24 oz button mushrooms (around 35-40 mushrooms) cleaned with stems removed
- 3 6oz cans white lump crab meat
- 10 peppadew piquante peppers chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise any variety
- 2 green onions cut into finely sliced rounds
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350F
Mix all of the filling ingredients in a bowl and then fill the mushrooms with mounds of filling.
sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese
bake 20-30 until golden brown