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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic Hot Sauce


Garlic Hot Sauce. Doesn’t that name just make you happy. Honestly after one try of the sauce I just wanted to douse it on everything I could get my hands on. It is the perfect compliment to a dish with a spot on balance of the garlic flavor we all love so much and a little heat. The brand I am using is called Panola and if you aren’t the lucky ones who have access to it in their local grocery store then by all means you can click HERE to purchase it.

Who in the world knows why but after one taste of it I immediately thought of mushrooms. Don’t ask. I have no clue what goes on in this head of mine but I can say that the thoughts I think typically turn great when it comes to cooking- in other areas of my life maybe not so much but with cooking- I am a GO! You can’t just season mushrooms with garlic hot sauce. You have got to turn this into something extraordinary and extra delicious- that is why you have to stuff the mushrooms and not with any ho hum stuffing but one comprised of mustard, shallots and crab. The stuffing mixture is perfect to use in any vegetable if you are not GASP! A mushroom lover. In fact, you can use up smaller button cap mushrooms and create a wonderful side dish or appetizer for a dinner party.

It is divinely delicious, surprisingly filling and perfect for summertime grilling! In the words of the oh so smart Mark Bittman, “There are few vegetables that transform more radically when you cook them than mushrooms” and I will add my two cents by saying “not only when you cook the mushrooms but when you stuff them!!!”

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic Hot Sauce
  • 4 large portabella mushrooms
  • 8 ounces of lump crab meat
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 TBSP shallots
  • 2 TBSP dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • Panola Garlic Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 5 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Carefully break off stems. Chop stems extremely fine and set ¼ cup aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped mushroom stems to the skillet along with shallots. Fry until any moisture has disappeared, taking care not to burn garlic. Set aside to cool.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients, leaving the breadcrumbs for last. Mixture will be thick. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing. Arrange the mushroom caps on prepared baking sheet or casserole dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, until liquid starts to form under caps and mushrooms are soft to the touch.


  1. Bonnie

    Whatever possessed you, they look delicious. I’m off to check out that hot sauce.


    23 . Jul . 2013
  2. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Divinely delicious is absolutely right Belle! I love stuffed mushrooms and crab meat can only take them to perfection.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    24 . Jul . 2013
  3. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Love stuffed mushrooms and including the crab makes them company worthy. Beautiful photos. I feel as if I can reach in the screen and grab one 😉

    24 . Jul . 2013
  4. 2 sisters recipes

    HI Jessica! I always make stuff mushrooms but never ever thought of stuffing them with seafood , let alone crabmeat ! Wow.. yours sound amazing!

    Hey I have a question, are you upset with me? I tried to facebook the panola company when you asked, but I was having trouble at the time, I am truly sorry if I let you down. How can I make it up to you? I hate loosing a friend.
    Warmly, Anna

    24 . Jul . 2013
  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Perfect dish for entertaining or a special family time. They look terrific.

    24 . Jul . 2013
  6. nancy at good food matters

    I have seen the Panola products at our market–but I’ve never tried them. The Garlic Hot Sauce sounds dangerously good. Mushrooms are delicious and meaty–and a great receptacle for your rich crab stuffing. What a treat!

    24 . Jul . 2013
  7. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    These do sound delicious. Thanks for the heads up on the sauce…I’ll have to see if our market carries it.

    24 . Jul . 2013
  8. Liz

    Oh, yeah!!! These look terrific! Crab stuffing in mushrooms with a kick of garlicky heat???? I could eat a platter of these babies 🙂

    24 . Jul . 2013
  9. kitchen flavours

    I just love stuffed portabellas and these looks so delicious! I could stuffed myself with half a dozen of these! Yums!

    25 . Jul . 2013
  10. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Hey girl! I love stuffed mushrooms, but have never made them myself. I don’t know why, because they look simple enough. These totally look like an amazing summertime dinner! I’m just not the best when it comes to cooking seafood, but crab meat doesn’t sound too difficult 😉
    So glad that you tried your first smoothie last week. I love smoothies! I had the pineapple and mint one today after my workout and had to make 4 batches as the family was crowding around me asking for one. Piggies 🙂
    Ok, I hope you’re enjoying the new house. John is in-between jobs, so we may be making a move ourselves. We’re open to where the opportunities are. Scary but fun! Talk soon! xoxo, Jackie

    25 . Jul . 2013
  11. Kiran @

    This is just so divine!! I love the crab stuffing 🙂

    ps: hope you guys are settling well in the new place!

    27 . Jul . 2013
  12. Joanne

    Just the phrase “garlic hot sauce” does make my heart skip a beat or two. These sound great!

    28 . Jul . 2013
  13. Asmita

    I am going to make this soon. Looks insanely delicious!

    28 . Jul . 2013
  14. Helene D'souza

    I am a massive mushroom lover, could eat them every single day, so you had me with your title, but then I discovered your insanely good looking and sounding filling. I want them now!!

    29 . Jul . 2013
  15. Bree (Skinny Mommy)

    I love stuffed mushrooms and then adding crab? Double delish!

    29 . Jul . 2013
  16. Kristy

    I am in love with everything about these. I’m having company for dinner next weekend and this will make a great starter to the meal! (If I can wait that long!)

    29 . Jul . 2013
  17. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    This is a great appetizer for crab and mushroom lover like myself. Two in one!!! And of course the garlic hot sauce! This is more than PERFECT! <3

    05 . Aug . 2013
  18. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh these look amazing! My husband and daughter really like crab so I am so ready to make these!

    07 . Aug . 2013
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