Savory Mushroom Toast Recipe

mushroom toast
Laurel Randolph
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 2 toasts
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
591 Calories
33g Fat
49g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 591
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1238mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 647mg 50%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 721mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Toasts of all shapes and sizes are great additions to brunch menus. It all started with the famous avocado toast, and has grown to a whole menu section. Chefs and restaurants recognize that crusty bread is a perfect vehicle for all sorts of delicious things: homemade jams and compotes, various cheeses and meats, and even sautéed mushrooms. Mushroom toast combines flavorful, meaty mushrooms with melty cheese to make the ultimate topping for toast. It's so much more than the sum of its parts, and can be eaten on its own for breakfast, alongside fresh fruit for brunch, or with a simple salad for an easy dinner.

We like to use a mix of two to three kinds of fresh mushrooms, such as shiitake, cremini, oyster, and chanterelles. If you don't have access to a large selection of fungi, creminis will do just fine. If you have some handy, you can add a small splash of dry white wine or vermouth when you add the soy sauce. Just let it cook off a bit before proceeding with the recipe. It'll add an extra boost of flavor.

When choosing your bread, gravitate towards a rustic loaf with a bit of weight, a crunchy exterior, and nice flavor. Whole wheat varieties are good here, as well as multi-grain and seeded loaves.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 medium shallot, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, optional

  • Salt, to taste

  • Pepper, to taste

  • 4 small or 2 large slices rustic bread (e.g., sourdough, wheat, multigrain)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/3 cup grated gruyere cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.  Preheat your broiler on high.

  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the butter and let melt. Add the shallot and sauté for 1 minute. Then add the garlic and stir.

  3. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are lightly browned and becoming tender. Then add the soy sauce and stir. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the liquid has mostly cooked off. Add the thyme and season with salt and pepper. Stir and reduce heat to low.

  4. Brush the slices of bread on both sides with the olive oil. Place on a baking tray and toast under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned around the edges and lightly crispy. Turn and repeat to toast the other side.

  5. Add the grated cheese to each slice of warm bread. Top with the mushrooms followed by the parsley and serve.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

Recipe Variation

  • Swiss cheese is an excellent substitute for Gruyère.