Mushroom Cheddar Cheese Toasts

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

Mushroom Cheddar Cheese ToastsMushroom Cheddar Cheese Toasts
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Published on May 8, 2011

Easy Cheddar toasts with mushrooms and jalapeños

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Ingredients:
  • 1 12-inch ciabatta bread loaf, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 5 cremini or 3 portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 oz (14 g) dried mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes and chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup grated sharp old Cheddar cheese
  • butter
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • red chili flakes (optional)
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the bread slices on the sheet.

  • Spread some butter on each slice. Sprinkle the chopped mushrooms and jalapeños over the bread and top with Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle each slice with salt, black pepper and dried red chili flakes if desired.

  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted golden brown.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Mushroom Cheddar Cheese Toasts

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

14 comments:

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.

Anonymous 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.