Are you looking for a stuffed mushroom recipe that makes a perfect appetizer or party food? If so, you’ve come to the right place. These Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms are creamy, cheesy, and savory with a hint of crab flavor.
All you need for this recipe are White Mushrooms, cream cheese, garlic, imitation crab meat, parmesan cheese, and spices. Not a fan of crab meat? You might like my Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms instead.
Let’s get started.
Best Mushrooms for Stuffed Mushrooms
Portabella, white, and brown mushrooms are all great choices for stuffed mushrooms. Each type of mushroom has its own unique flavor that can enhance the taste of your dish.
Portabella mushrooms are the largest type of mushroom and have a meaty texture that makes them perfect for grilling, or even air frying.
White mushrooms are smaller in size and have a softer texture, making them ideal for baking or air frying.
Brown mushrooms are the smallest type of mushroom and have a firm texture that makes them ideal for air frying. No matter which type of mushroom you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the delicious flavor it adds to your dish.
What is Imitation Crab Meat?
Imitation crab meat is a type of seafood that is made to resemble the taste and texture of real crab meat. It is usually made from a combination of fish, such as pollock or tilapia, and other ingredients like egg whites, starch, and flavorings. While it may not be the same as fresh crab meat, it can be a good option for those who are looking for a cheaper or more readily available alternative.
Our Crabmeat Stuffed Mushroom recipe is similar to our Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe, but it adds imitation crab meat.
How Long Do You Cook Crab Meat Stuffed Mushrooms?
The key to a perfect stuffed mushroom is getting the cooking time right. It typically takes 15 to 20 minutes to fully cook crabmeat stuffed mushrooms in a 350°F oven. The top of the stuffing should have a toasted golden brown texture and the mushrooms will darken in color and release some of their juices.
However, in the air fryer the cooking time is expedited, and the mushrooms will not be as mushy as oven-baked mushrooms which sit in natural juices.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a bowl, mix all the crabmeat stuffing ingredients.
Stuff mixture into mushroom caps.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until mushrooms are tender, and stuffing is golden brown.
Storing Stuffed Mushrooms
First, make sure the mushrooms are completely cooled before storing. Otherwise, they’ll release moisture and become soggy.
Next, place the mushrooms in an airtight container. A Tupperware, Ziploc, or vacuum sealed bag works well.
Finally, put the container/package in the fridge. The mushrooms will last up to 2 days this way.
Freezing Stuffed Mushrooms
Place the stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour. This will help them keep their shape when you transfer them to a freezer bag.
Place the frozen mushrooms in a freezer bag and store them for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat them, simply thaw the mushrooms in the fridge overnight and air fry/bake them according to your recipe.
More Tasty Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer French Onion Pork Chops
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Rangoons
- Air Fryer Balsamic Mushrooms and Onions
Easy Air Fryer Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms
- Air fryer
- Measuring cups & spoons
- cutting board & knife
- large mixing bowl
- tablespoon sized cookie scoop
- paper towels
- 30 white mushrooms clean, dry, remove stems.
- 2 tablesoons butter melted
- ⅔ cup green onion chopped
- 8 ounces imitation crab meat shredded
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- ⅔ cup grated parmesan
- ⅔ cup mayonnaise
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 clove fresh garlic minced
- 1½ tablespoons parsley chopped
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
- Spray your air fryer basket with nonstick spray.
- Wash and carefully pat dry the mushrooms. Remove the stems and any excess gills inside.
- In a large bowl, add ALL the stuffing ingredients. Using a small tablespoon sized scoop, stuff each mushroom cap with filling.
- Add mushrooms in a single layer to an air fryer basket sprayed with nonstick spray. Be sure to not overlap the mushrooms. You may have to do multiple batches depending on your basket size.
- Air fry for 8-9 minutes or until mushrooms are golden brown.
- Enjoy mushrooms warm!