Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms: A Delicious Copycat Recipe from Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

Do you love Red Lobster’s stuffed mushrooms? Well, get ready to be blown away because we have an incredible copycat recipe that is sure to impress. These seafood-stuffed mushrooms are even better than the original, with a creamy and cheesy filling that perfectly complements the earthy mushrooms. Plus, they’re super easy to make, taking only 30 minutes from start to finish. So let’s dive in and learn how to create these irresistible appetizers!

Red lobster crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate with a garnish of greens, with raw ingredients in the background.

The Best Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms

When it comes to stuffed mushrooms, Red Lobster really knows how to do it right. There’s just something about their version that is incredibly addictive and leaves you craving more. But guess what? Our copycat recipe tastes just like the real deal, if not better! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

And the best part? These mushrooms are a breeze to make. With just four simple steps and 10 minutes of prep work, you’ll have a plate full of deliciousness ready to go. That’s why I always turn to this recipe when I need a quick and elegant appetizer for holiday gatherings. They never fail to impress!

I love serving these stuffed mushrooms alongside other appetizers like blackened salmon bites, Little Caesars crazy bread, and sweet corn cake. But the ultimate pairing? Bisquick cheddar bay biscuits. They’ll transport you straight to the restaurant!

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Red lobster crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate with raw ingredients in the background.


To make these mouthwatering seafood-stuffed mushrooms, you’ll need some simple, everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 15 white mushrooms
  • ¼ lb. crab claw meat
  • 2 tbsp chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup goldfish crackers or plain saltine crackers
  • ½ cup mild cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • ¼ tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small egg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A splash of olive oil

Now, I know the ingredient list might seem a bit unusual with crackers, crab, chopped mushroom stems, and cheese. But trust me, these ingredients come together to create something truly incredible. You’ll have to taste it to believe it!

By the way, if you’re a mushroom lover, don’t miss out on trying our chicken mushroom casserole next!

Ingredient Substitutions

If you can’t find crab claw meat, feel free to use any other type of crab meat available at your local grocery store. As for the mushrooms, white button mushrooms work best, but you can use any variety that has a similar shape.

And hey, many of these ingredients can be used to make our mouthwatering seafood stuffing too, so be sure to check that recipe out!

An assortment of ingredients for stuffed mushrooms including bowls of crackers, mushrooms, egg, cheese, vegetables, and spices.

How To Make Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms

Believe it or not, this recipe is incredibly quick and easy to make, considering the impressive end result. From start to finish, it’ll only take you 30 minutes, with most of that time spent letting the mushrooms bake in the oven. So let’s get started!

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By the way, feel free to prepare another appetizer while the mushrooms are baking. Multitasking for the win!

A skillet with diced vegetables freshly added.

Step 1: Prep Work

First, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

While the oven is heating up, heat a splash of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped celery, onion, and red bell pepper to the skillet and sauté them for about 2 minutes until they soften.

While the veggies are cooking, wash the mushrooms and remove the stems. Chop up the stems and add them to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables. Cook everything until the mushrooms are soft and translucent.

Chopped mushroom stems on a wood cutting board with a bowl of stemless mushrooms next to the board.

Step 2: Make The Stuffing

Once the vegetables are cooked, transfer them to a bowl.

Next, add the crab claw meat, crushed crackers, half of the cheddar cheese, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, egg, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Give everything a good stir until the stuffing mixture is well combined.

A clear bowl with crab mushroom stuffing and a gray spatula in the bowl.

Step 3: Stuff The Mushrooms

Now it’s time to assemble the stuffed mushrooms. Place the mushroom caps in a baking dish large enough to fit all of them in a single layer.

Evenly distribute the stuffing mixture among the mushrooms, filling each cap generously. Finally, sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the mushrooms for that extra melty goodness.

A white baking dish filled with uncooked stuffed mushrooms covered in cheese.

Step 4: Bake The Mushrooms

Now that your stuffed mushrooms are ready, pop the baking dish into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms are lightly browned.

Once they’re done, serve the mushrooms warm and get ready to indulge in pure deliciousness!

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Red lobster crab stuffed mushrooms in a white baking dish on a wood board.

How To Store Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe yields 15 stuffed mushrooms, but don’t worry if you want more. Simply double or triple the ingredients to feed a larger crowd. And the great news is, these stuffed mushrooms make fantastic leftovers, so you can enjoy them later too.

To store any leftover mushrooms, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 to 5 days. If you want to store them for longer, freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Red lobster crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate with a garnish of greens.

How to Reheat Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms

When you’re ready to enjoy the leftovers, the best way to reheat them is by popping them back in the oven. Place the mushroom caps in a baking dish and warm them at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes until heated through. Get ready to savor the deliciousness all over again!

Red lobster crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate with a garnish of greens. Next to the plate is a small bowl of cheese.

Wrapping It Up

And there you have it, a fantastic recipe for Hook’d Up Bar and Grill’s seafood-stuffed mushrooms! With minimal prep time and simple ingredients, you can have a crowd-pleasing appetizer ready in no time. Your friends and family will be impressed by your culinary skills, and you’ll be enjoying every bite.

If you give this recipe a try, don’t forget to leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts. And remember, for more easy and delicious recipes like this, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill’s YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Happy cooking!

Red lobster crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate.

More Copycat Recipes

If you’re in the mood to recreate more favorite restaurant dishes, we’ve got you covered. Check out these fantastic copycat recipes on our blog:

  • Hook’d Up Bar and Grill’s shrimp scampi
  • Ruth Chris lobster mac and cheese
  • PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps
  • Olive Garden chicken marsala
  • Olive Garden cheese ravioli
  • Chilis margarita grilled chicken
  • Outback mac and cheese

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