🍄🦀 Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms 🦀🍄

These Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are an elegant and delicious appetizer, perfect for any special occasion or gathering. Filled with a rich and savory crab mixture, these mushrooms are sure to impress your guests.

📋 Ingredients:

  • 🍄 16 large white or cremini mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 🦀 8 oz lump crab meat, picked over for shells
  • 🧀 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 🧀 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 🧅 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 🧄 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 🌿 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 🧈 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 🧂 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 🍋 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (optional)
  • 🧂 Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 🌿 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 🧈 1 tablespoon melted butter (for topping)

📝 Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  1. Prepare the Mushrooms:
  • Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove the stems. Finely chop the stems and set aside.
  1. Cook the Filling:
  • In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and chopped mushroom stems, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms release their moisture and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning (if using), salt, and black pepper. Cook until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Remove from heat and gently fold in the lump crab meat and chopped parsley.
  1. Stuff the Mushrooms:
  • Spoon the crab mixture into the mushroom caps, pressing gently to fill them well.
  1. Prepare the Topping:
  • In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture evenly over the stuffed mushrooms.
  1. Bake:
  • Arrange the stuffed mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the tops are golden brown.
  1. Serve:
  • Allow the stuffed mushrooms to cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 16 stuffed mushrooms

Calories: 80 kcal per mushroom

💡 Notes:

  • For an extra touch of flavor, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the filling mixture.
  • These stuffed mushrooms can be prepared ahead of time and baked just before serving. Keep them covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  • If you don’t have crab meat, you can substitute with cooked shrimp or a combination of seafood.

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