Make Ahead

crabmeat stuffed mushrooms

January  6, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 24 mushrooms
Author Notes

Ever since my husband and I have known each other, crabmeat stuffed mushrooms have been a staple of their family's Thanksgivings. I am a huge mushroom fan and you can't throw a mushroom at me I don't like, but when my Mother-in-Law first showed me how to make these stuffed with crabmeat, I knew that the Turkey would have no chance; these mushrooms would be the last thing I'd have to eat. I've come to love these beautiful little heirlooms and can't imagine our lives without them. I make this recipe often during the Fall because they're quick, easy, and a satisfying meatless midweek meal. Supermarkets will carry large stuffing mushrooms around the holiday, but I find that just using larger-than-small to average white caps works better, as they’re easier to stuff into your mouth in one bite, which is, without a doubt, the proper way to devour them. —NakedBeet

What You'll Need
  • 24 large white mushrooms
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 12 ounces can of lump crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup cubed stale bread (ciabatta, italian, french, etc...)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each of dill, thyme, and oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • salt, pepper to taste
  1. Carefully pop out the stems, cleaning both the caps and stems before setting aside. You can roast the stems alongside the caps or save them to throw into a soup.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cubed bread with olive oil. Add a teaspoon each of dill, oregano, thyme, and kosher salt. Now, pour in the water and mix gently to moisten. Add the lump crabmeat (breaking up any large pieces), minced garlic, and all the chopped parsley. Taste for salt and add a bit more if necessary. Spoon a tablespoon into each cap, topping them off so there’s an almost dangerous amount atop each cap.
  3. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes. Serve warm, or gently reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds on high before serving.

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  • Bdubbs
  • NakedBeet
  • gluttonforlife

5 Reviews

Bdubbs June 17, 2010
I tried this recipe last weekend and loved it! I left the mushrooms under the broiler for a few minutes to add an extra crisp to the stuffing.
NakedBeet December 6, 2012
Brilliant! So glad you enjoyed it.
NakedBeet April 23, 2010
L, do you make your own gluten free bread? How 'bout day old don't need too many in here. The crabmeat to bread ratio is high on crab! I've also been known to add a few pieces of olive, black or Sicilian green, if you wanted to cut the bread out entirely.
gluttonforlife May 3, 2010
Hi. Just saw this (another Food52 issue--you never know when there are comments to respond to!) and, yes, I occasionally make a gluten free bread. I should just keep some cubes or crumbs on hand in the freezer. Next time...
gluttonforlife April 23, 2010
Wow, I like how simple these are. I'd have to figure out how to make them gluten-free but they sound delicious!