PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 20 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS | SERVINGS: 25 MUSHROOMS
I am super excited! I am already counting the days before Christmas. Everyone is coming over, so I have to make sure that we will have a blast. Thus, I am making the best appetizer – Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. They are incredibly amazing and a breeze to make. Super delicious and the perfect appetizer for all occasions!
½ tablespoon butter
24 ounces button mushrooms (around 25-35 mushrooms)
¼ c. minced celery
¼ c. minced red bell pepper
¼ c. minced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic smashed plus minced
½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon paprika plus extra for topping
½ c. grated Gouda cheese plus extra for topping
4 ounces fresh crab meat lump or claw
¼ c. panko breadcrumbs
¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
How to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Using foil, line a rimmed baking sheet, then grease with a little olive oil. You can also use butter.
Step 2: Take the stems off the mushrooms, then arrange the mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet/skillet.
Step 3: Saute the finely chopped celery, onion, and red pepper with half tbsp butter. Add the garlic and continue to cook further until the onions and celery have softened and clear.
Step 4: Stir in the old bay, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Into a mixing bowl, pour everything, then add the crab and cheese. Mix again until well incorporated. If desired, you can already add the panko to the stuffing mixture with the crab and cheese, or you can add this as a crispy topping.
Step 5: Into the mushroom caps, spoon the mixture, and sprinkle with paprika.
Step 6: With a little melted butter or oil, toss the panko breadcrumbs. Gently press it over the filling to overstuff the mushrooms.
Step 7: Place in the preheated oven and bake the stuffed mushrooms for about 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and the panko is golden. Remove from the oven when done and serve right away. Enjoy!
AMOUNT PER SERVING: CALORIES 30 CALORIES FROM FAT 9 % DAILY VALUE* FAT 1G2%CHOLESTEROL 7MG2%SODIUM 102MG4%POTASSIUM 110MG3%CARBOHYDRATES 1G0%PROTEIN 2G4% VITAMIN A 90IU2%VITAMIN C 3.1MG4%CALCIUM 33MG3%IRON 0.2MG1%