Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic and Gouda

Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic and Gouda

These seafood stuffed mushrooms with garlic and gouda are the best! We're loving this easy cheesy, flavorful appetizer for holiday parties and potlucks! Betcha can't eat just one!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 25 mushrooms
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 25-30 button mushrooms (I used three 8 oz containers)
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 button mushrooms (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (around 2 TBSP)
  • 1/2 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning blend
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika plus extra for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz claw or lump crab meat (found in the refrigerated seafood section)
  • 1/2 cup gouda cheese plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 TBSP chopped green onion or fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Drizzle foil with a little olive oil or spritz with your favorite cooking spray.
  3. Remove the stems from your mushrooms and arrange them on the baking sheet.
  4. Finely dice your veggies and, with a 1/2 TBSP of butter, saute the celery, onion, and red pepper.
  5. Towards the end, add your chopped mushrooms and garlic, continue to saute until onions and celery are translucent and tender and mushrooms are fully cooked.
  6. Season with old bay, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, stir, and pour into a mixing bowl.
  7. Add your crab, panko breadcrumbs, and cheese, then mix.
  8. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps and top with a little extra gouda and paprika.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and stuffing is golden.
  10. Garnish with green onions or parsley for a pop of color + flavor!
  11. Grab a fork and attack!