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Mushroom Bruschetta with Herbed Cheese

Bruschetta is a classic dinner party food. This variation with mushrooms and herbed cheese just makes it that much more appealing!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American/Canadian
Servings 6
Calories 371 kcal


For mushroom topping:

  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter divided
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 medium shallot finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 1 cup cleaned and chopped white mushrooms
  • 1 cup cleaned and chopped baby Portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves stems removed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary stems removed
  • 1/4 cup brandy or peach juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For herbed cheese spread:

  • 4 oz. goat cheese room temperature
  • 4 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves stems removed
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary stems removed

For grilled bread:

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 baguette cut in slices; or 2 small 6" Ciabatta loaves, cut in half lengthwise and then cut into 2-3" sections


Make the mushroom topping:

  • In a small skillet over medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp. of butter. Add oil and shallots, and sauté 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic, and sauté 2 more minutes.
  • Next, add mushrooms, and sauté approximately 8-10 minutes or until mushrooms release juices.
  • Then, add thyme and rosemary, and sauté 2 additional minutes.
  • Stir in brandy or peach juice, and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Turn off heat and whisk in 2 Tbsp. of butter. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Make the herbed cheese spread:

  • In a medium bowl, mix goat cheese with ricotta cheese and fresh herbs until well combined.

Grill the bread, top and serve:

  • Butter bread slices and place on grill over direct medium heat (or use a grill pan if indoors). Toast until golden brown.
  • Spread with herbed cheese mixture and top with mushrooms.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 11gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 347mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 900IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 3mg
Keyword appetizers, dinner party, party food
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