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Crab and White Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Updated on August 20, 2016
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Lela earned a B.A. degree in Journalism from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, TX. She has been writing for the online world for years.

Crab and White Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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Crab stuffed mushroom are low carb!

Making these stuffed mushrooms is easy and even the kids can help. Double the recipe if you are expecting a crowd as these tasty appetizers will go fast!

Of course you can actually use other flavors of cheese, but the aged white cheddar gives this recipe a fabulous flavor. Using the white flake crab meat promises no crunchy shell pieces inside. Always spend your dollars on premium crab meat.

We have actually eaten this dish for dinner. Five or six of these will fill you up and for crunch we add a few whole grain crackers.

Bob says these are the best stuffed mushrooms ever! What do you think?

5 stars from 1 rating of Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Five ingredients for crab stuffed mushrooms

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Ingredients

  • 16 large white mushrooms, stems removed
  • 6 oz. can premium white flaked crab meat
  • 3 - 4 T. butter
  • 1/4 cup Progresso garlic & herb breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup divided aged white cheddar cheese, cut in cubes and slices
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder, or add to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How to stuff mushroom caps

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Remove stems from caps by twisting and pulling.Stuff each mushroom with a teaspoon of crab and cheese stuffing.Serve hot!
Remove stems from caps by twisting and pulling.
Remove stems from caps by twisting and pulling. | Source
Stuff each mushroom with a teaspoon of crab and cheese stuffing.
Stuff each mushroom with a teaspoon of crab and cheese stuffing. | Source
Serve hot!
Serve hot! | Source
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How to make crab stuffed mushrooms

  1. Remove the stems from the mushrooms by twisting and pulling them. Use a paring knife to clean out the inside of the caps if needed. Save the stems to slice and add to omelets :-)
  2. Gently clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Arrange them on a foil lined 9 x 13 x 2 inch glass baking pan or cookie sheet.
  3. In a separate microwave safe bowl, melt the two to four tablespoons of butter in a microwave for about 40 seconds.
  4. Thoroughly drain the canned crab meat in a colander. Squeeze out the excess liquid by hand. Allow the crab meat to drain in the colander for about a minute. Shaking the meat around will help drain off the liquid.
  5. Add the drained crab meat to the melted butter and stir to coat the meat with the butter.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of the garlic and herb breadcrumbs and stir. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Stir again.
  7. Add a quarter cup of the aged white cheddar cheese and microwave the whole mixture for a minute to melt the cheese.
  8. Stir the mixture until it forms a ball that sticks together.
  9. With a teaspoon, scoop out a bit of the stuffing and press into the hollow cap of each mushroom. Continue stuffing the mushrooms until all are filled.
  10. Add a small square of aged cheddar cheese to the top of the stuffing. This will take about another 1/4 cup of cheese.
  11. Sprinkle some of the garlic and herb breadcrumbs over all of the mushrooms.
  12. Bake the mushroom and stuffing mixture for 25 to 30 minutes at 425 degrees F.
  13. The mushrooms are done when the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  14. Serve these appetizers with crackers or toothpicks. Serve hot.

Preparation and Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 16 yummy crab and cheese stuffed mushrooms

For each large stuffed mushroom cap:

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 68
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 25 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

To wash or not to wash mushrooms.

There are two schools of thought on washing raw mushrooms. Since mushrooms are mostly composed of water, it is thought that they should not be submerged into more water. They will absorb too much liquid.

Today's chefs believe that wiping mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel is sufficient. If any bacteria remain, it will be killed during the cooking process.

If you prefer to eat raw mushrooms on a salad, there is only a small probability that germs and viruses would be present anyway as infectious agents do not thrive on these healthy vegetables. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling raw vegetables because your hands do carry germs and viruses easily.

Mushrooms and Gout?

Mushrooms are listed as one of the foods that can cause a gout attack. Have you experienced a gout attack caused or mad worse by eating mushroom?

Do other foods cause a gout attack for you? Please let me know in the comments section if you have had issues with gout and what foods can cause gout attacks. Thank you!

© 2012 Lela

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    • Austinstar profile image
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      Lela 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Oh, trust me, it is! We really love these and they are elegant appetizers for parties. To tone it down a bit, just use a lot less cheese.

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      danielleantosz 4 years ago from Florida

      This sounds amazing!!!

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      They are rich and delicious. Easy to make, but definitely not fast food. I need to make some more of these myself!

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      blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

      Oh my goodness! Just looking at these made me so hungry!!

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      They are delicious, Om!

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Mmmmmm I can eat dozens of these! Mushrooms, cheese and crab? Just can't go wrong =D

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Just use the bookmark thingy in your browser.

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      Virtual Treasures 5 years ago from Michigan

      Voted up and awesome. Saving this hub (as soon as I figure out how) so I can make this one for me--not the kids!!

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Stuffed mushrooms are excellent treats. They really don't take much more time and effort than cooking other dishes. So I have these frequently.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Austinstar, these look great! I love stuffed mushrooms. I'll add this one to my recipe box. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Hooooooly cow these look amazing. Awesome recipe, Austinstar.

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Interesting. I'm sure just about any cheese would work, we like the aged cheddar a lot though.

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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      A suggestion to give this a little alternative zip: substitute out the cheddar and replace with 2/3 Stilton or similar mild, firm blue cheese and 1/3 marscapone.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh so many of my favorite ingrediants in this recipe I am sharring it and then making it! Yummy!

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      Ruth Pieterse 5 years ago

      Looks good

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      @unknownspy - They are very delicious!

      @drbj - Yeah, I know, the flavor is wasted on children. They don't even like mushrooms half the time.

      @Just Ask Susan - Oh, do try it, it's rapidly becoming our favorite lunch. Easy one bowl recipes are my favorite.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These look great! I haven't made stuffed mushrooms for quite some time, but I will now because I have to try your recipe.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      This is a yummy recipe, Lela, and since it's so easy that even kids can help make it, I know I won't have any trouble following your simple directions. But I don't promise to share the finished product with children. Unless they scream and holler.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow..looks very delicious!