Mushroom Cheddar Cheese Toasts

My best friend Basil came over for dinner last night and I always like to make special dinners for him and of course my sweetie too. This time we enjoyed a kidney bean salad with feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and olives along with these delightful cheese toasts that are easy to prepare and very addictive. Just perfect as an appetizer, but take care so you don't spoil your dinner with too much in your tummy - mind you, these toasts could be a delightful dinner all on their own. Vegetarians and carnivores alike will be sure to enjoy this treat.

Button mushrooms can be substituted instead if desired. Lots of mushroom goodness either way.

Mushroom Cheddar Cheese Toasts

1 loaf of ciabatta bread, cut into roughly 1 inch slices
5 cremini or 3 portobello mushrooms, cut into small pieces
14 grams of dried mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes and cut into small pieces
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
unsalted softened butter
2/3 cup of extra old cheddar cheese
sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
red chili flakes

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the bread slices on the sheet.

Spread some butter on each piece of sliced bread. Sprinkle the mushrooms and jalapeno peppers over the bread and top with cheddar cheese, sprinkle with some salt, black pepper and hot chili flakes.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for roughly 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

More appetizers from Lisa's Kitchen you might like to try:
Olive Tapenade
Fiery Deviled Eggs
Stuffed Mushrooms with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Olives
Hummus with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Olives

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MapMaster said...

Good bread, cheese, mushrooms and jalapenos ... can't see how this combination could ever fail. Delicious!

Jacqueline said...

Oh boy that sounds good Lisa!

bellini said...

I wouldn't leave even one crumb behind Lisa!

Johanna GGG said...

posh cheese on toast looks lovely warming food

Rachael said...

I hated mushrooms for my entire life until just about two weeks ago. I'm not quite sure what happened, but they suddenly became delicious! And then I find a mushroom AND CHEESE recipe just waiting in my RSS feed? Can't wait to try them!

Curry Leaf said...

Yum. Love the combo of mush and cheddar.Very filling toasts these are

Priya said...

Soo cheesy and yummy toasts..

Ivy said...

Simply inviting and delicious!!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I love toast like this , i spike mine with a bit of fesh cillies. This one looks yumm.

lacaffettierarosa said...

I used to make very similar toasts with a particular type of mushrooms I foraged in the mountains. They the wild relatives of cremini. It is one of the most delicious dishes in the whole world. I will have to try your version with Jalapeno and coltivated mushrooms, I'm sure it is equally delicious and a lot easier to source :)

basil said...

Excellent! I am honoured to have been served such a delicious dish.

Kevin said...

Those mushroom toasts look so good!

iRaw said...

This looks SO good...I can use vegan cheese and force myself not to eat the whole loaf!

eatme_delicious said...

Ahh I wish I had some of these little toasts right now! I love the addition of mushrooms.