Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Are you looking for something quick and easy to make for supper this evening for Meatless Monday? If so, you will love these Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts!

The toast is made with crusty rustic bread toasted with garlic and topped with roasted mushrooms, thyme, and Gruyère cheese. These toasts are perfect after a long hard day of Monday reality.

Warrenton farmers' market
Warrenton Farmers’ Market

The bread

During the summer, David and I drive about 30 minutes south to the town of Warrenton, Virginia to visit their farmers’ market. Warrenton is the town near Bull Run Mountain, where we lived before our house was built. In our opinion, Warrenton has one of the best farmers’ markets around.

Seeing beautiful produce inspires me to cook. The farmers’ market offers a lot of wonderful, fresh, and local produce, meats, eggs and as we have discovered this summer, BREAD.

bread at the farmers' market

I am like Oprah Winfrey on the Weight Watcher’s commercial: “I LOVE BREAD!”. I’d eat it every day with every meal given the chance. 

We had never really noticed the man under one of the tents selling bread at the farmers’ market, until this summer. As I stood in line waiting for David to buy a pastry, I began to notice that people were flocking over to buy this man’s bread. I also noticed that he had a thick Greek accent as he described each loaf to his customers.

Bread and Water Company

That day we saw a customer spend almost $30.00 on bread and the customer never batted an eye. Once he paid, he turned around and walked off with a serious grin on his face, hugging the bread as if he had just picked up a cuddly teddy bear or something. 

ingredients for toasts

At that point, I knew we NEEDED to try some of the bread.

We purchased a baguette, a sun-dried tomato loaf and a pastry for David to eat for breakfast.

I used the nice rustic sun-dried tomato loaf to make this delicious toast.

Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts, made with crusty rustic bread toasted with garlic and topped with roasted mushrooms, thyme and Gruyere cheese. | TheMountainKitchen.com

How To Make Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a medium baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Slice mushrooms and place them onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Drizzle the mushrooms with olive oil and toss. Sprinkle with thyme, season with salt, and pepper; toss again.

mushrooms on a sheet pan

Place the sheet pan of mushrooms into the oven; roast for 10 minutes. Stir, then roast for another 10 minutes or until they begin to brown around the edges. Remove from oven, and set aside.

mushrooms cooking in oven

Next, switch the oven to broil. Place the slices of bread onto a clean baking sheet; toast for 2 to 3 minutes under the broiler. After that, flip the bread over and toast for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until warmed through and slightly toasted.

Remove the pan from the oven.

toasts under broiler

Fett’unta the bread. I learned this term from Mario Batali. 

According to Italyyum.com: “Fett’unta” is the local term, mainly used in central Italy (Tuscany), for “la fetta unta”, which translates into “the oily slice”. 

rubbing garlic on toasts

While hot, rub each slice of toast, with the whole garlic clove on each side. As a result, the texture and warmth of the toast melt the garlic onto the bread leaving wonderful flavor, without the bite of the garlic.

shredded cheese on bread and mushrooms

Top each slice of bread with roasted mushrooms, then top with shredded cheese. Place the pan back in the oven under the broiler, until the cheese melts and starts to brown slightly; about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove the toasts from the oven. Garnish with thyme and serve warm.

Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts

NOTE: Any bread of choice can be used. Rustic bread loaves are widely available in your supermarket’s bakery section.

Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts

I really like this recipe for roasted mushroom cheese toasts. This was the first time I have ever roasted mushrooms in the oven. I found that roasting the mushrooms give them more flavor, and they have a much better texture.

My niece Kelsey loves my sautéed mushrooms, I can’t wait to tell her about how to roast mushrooms. It’s so easy!

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Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts

Roasted Mushroom Cheese Toasts are made with crusty rustic bread toasted with garlic and topped with roasted mushrooms, thyme, and Gruyère cheese.
Course lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Meatless Monday, Vegetarian
Keyword cheese, mushroom, Oven Roasted, Toasts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Toasts
Calories 162kcal
Author Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Baby Bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped + extra for garnish (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ loaf crusty bread cut into slices
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a medium baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Slice mushrooms and place them onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Drizzle the mushrooms with olive oil and toss. Sprinkle with thyme, season with salt, and pepper; toss again.
  • Place the sheet pan of mushrooms into the oven; roast for 10 minutes. Stir, then roast for another 10 minutes or until they begin to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Switch the oven to broil. Place the slices of bread onto a clean baking sheet; toast for 2 to 3 minutes under the broiler; flip the bread over. Toast for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until warmed through and slightly toasted. Remove the pan from the oven.
  • While hot, rub each slice of toast with the whole garlic clove on each side. The texture and warmth of the toast melt the garlic onto the bread leaving wonderful flavor, without the bite of the garlic.
  • Top each slice of bread with roasted mushrooms, then top with shredded cheese. Place the pan back in the oven under the broiler, until the cheese melts and starts to brown slightly; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, garnish with thyme if desired. Serve warm.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 172mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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