35 fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 pound crab claw meat 2 cups oyster crackers crushed 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup water 6 slices white cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Saute celery, onion, and pepper in butter for 2 minutes, transfer to a plate and cool in the refrigerator.
While vegetables cool, wash mushrooms and remove stems. Set caps to the side and finely chop half of the stems. Discard the other half of the stems or use elsewhere. Combine the sauteed vegetables, chopped mushroom stems, and all other ingredients (except cheese slices) and mix well.
Place mushroom caps in individual buttered casseroles or baking dishes. Spoon 1 teaspoon of stuffing into each mushroom. Cover with sliced cheese.
Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.
Love the Red Lobster crab stuffed mushrooms and hate the price? Make your own with this tasty recipe. These mushrooms can be served as appetizers, party treats, or as a side dish with dinner. They are sure to be loved by everyone, so you might want to make a few extra.
Member since: Jun 12, 2002
flashinthepan July 18, 2014 REVIEW:
These Red Lobster's crab stuffed mushrooms will make great guest pleasing hors d'oeuvres for your next party. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, and then pop them in the oven to be served hot and tasty. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but mozzarella or swiss work too.
Member since: Nov 8, 2001
2BsMom November 7, 2013 REVIEW:
I tried this with pasteurized canned crab claw meat and it tasted kinda fishy. I think I'll try fresh or frozen crab next time, the recipe doesn't specify. I liked the filling overall as it had a good texture but the crab I used just wasn't quite right.
MissSu August 12, 2013 REVIEW:
I just made these and OMG! These are phenomenal! Still eating as we speak, I didn't have old bay seasoning so I used sweet paprika,a pinch of cayenne pepper and thru in a bay leaf while the onions and red bell peppers cooked and discarded the bay leaf after. They turned out excellent!
mint sprinkles August 6, 2013 REVIEW:
it's just so amazing !!! :) :) :) :)
Guest Foodie July 31, 2013 REVIEW:
I didn't have oyster crackers so I just used saltines and these turned out very good.
Mary C April 25, 2013 REVIEW:
This is an extremely good recipe. If you'll notice, it doesn't say how much butter, so it's anything goes! Also, I also noticed Red Lobster uses Monterey Jack cheese. Well! It put it over the edge.
Patti March 26, 2013 COMMENT: If you look at Red Lobster's menu, you will find that they describe the stuffed mushrooms as "smothered in melted Jack cheese." This is a much better choice than cheddar.
Mom February 10, 2013 REVIEW:
My son (48) just built a garage. The bar isn't in yet but the stove and countertop are in. He made these mushrooms and they are absolutely one of my favorite recipes he makes. Thank you for posting this.
Animal December 31, 2012 REVIEW:
Omg. I just finish eating this fantastic and amazing mushrooms I loveeeeee them. They are so good. Thank you so much for sharing this.
magicrain November 30, 2012 REVIEW:
I think that these turned out really well, I only rated it a 4 because the directions are a little confusing..I did not know how much butter to use.. and the mushrooms turned out rubbery like.
I do remember red lobsters mushrooms being in a buttery sauce or juices. mine was very dry, But they did taste very good..Thank you for the recipe.
Deanna November 19, 2012 REVIEW:
I was unable to find white cheddar cheese so I used mozarella. While they were cooking in the oven it smelled just like I was at Red Lobster! Well they turned out AMAZING! Thanks for helping me create my favorite appetizer from RL! :-)
Leewit May 14, 2012 REVIEW:
I used some Parmesan cheese, Ritz crackers and a little garlic powder instead of Old Bay; but this came out amazingly.
knight February 2, 2012 COMMENT: hi, i was wondering... does anyone know where I can find white cheddar? do they sell that at a local grocery store? I looked at walmart, and no luck. thanks!
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Yes, real grocery stores usually carry white cheddar.
Member since: Jan 7, 2012
awright0022 January 7, 2012 REVIEW:
love 2 cook January 15, 2011 REVIEW:
these are easy to make and taste as fantastic. You can use 3 to 4 cans of crab meat if unable to find fresh. still taste great!
SherBear September 17, 2010 REVIEW:
Spot on! I was cooking other things and was running around so I ended up forgetting some things. I put everything except the egg, water, butter, cheese, and crackers in a food processor machine and pureed it all. I also used can crab instead. I melted the butter in a pan and then added the the pureed stuff, and then added the cheese and crackers in the pan. I never ended up using the egg or water and they came out spot on, exactly like RL. I will be for sure making this dish more often! I also used garlic salt instead of garlic powder, and onion powder instead of onions. I never cooled in fride. I cooked it a little longer to brown the cheese. My husband hates mushrooms but ate the filling and cheese. Go figure! D-Lish!
John11 January 27, 2010 REVIEW:
Great recipe! It tasted pretty much exactly like the ones from Red Lobster.
shel December 22, 2008 REVIEW:
I did find that we had to bake a few minutes longer to be hot on the inside and then we put in broiler for about 3 minutes to brown the cheese on top. They were so good we warmed them up for breakfast!
Guest Foodie May 11, 2008 REVIEW:
This was so good I had to pass it on to all my friends!
Member since: Jan 24, 2008
crystallclear1047 January 24, 2008 REVIEW:
If not the exact recipe it is BETTER! Instead of fresh crab claws we sub'd can crab with great results!
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