5 from 7 votes

Creamy Mushroom Toast

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This creamy mushroom toast recipe takes 10 minutes to make - it’s the perfect quick and healthy breakfast recipe.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
£1.17
Makes: 1
mains, Snack
British

Table of Contents

  1. Why I love this breakfast recipe
  2. Ingredients
  3. What is the best bread for toasting?
  4. How to make this mushroom toast recipe
  5. FAQ

Why I love this breakfast recipe

This creamy mushroom toast recipe is an example of how a small amount of ingredients, when combined with a little effort, can come together to make something so delicious. 

It only required 10 minutes of your time and around 7 ingredients to make this mushroom on toast recipe. So if you’re wanting a nutritionally complete breakfast, that’s quick and doesn’t compromise on the flavour, this recipe is perfect for you. 

Creamy mushroom toast with cream cheese, browned mushrooms and rocket on a plate with a bite taken from one piece.

Ingredients

Mushrooms 

I used shiitake mushrooms for this recipe, which was a bit of a splurge in comparison to standard mushrooms. I love the texture and flavour of them but you could definitely opt for button mushrooms, chestnut mushrooms or whichever mushrooms you can get your hands on! 

Garlic 

To me, there’s nothing better than a garlicky, browned mushroom. 

Low Fat Cream Cheese

The contrast of the salty, garlicky mushrooms on a bed of cream cheese is so so good. I use low fat cream cheese here, as we use rapeseed oil to fry the mushrooms and butter to toast the bread so this helps to keep the calories a little lower. 

Sourdough bread 

No doubt the best bread to pan-fry and toast with! 

Rocket 

To add a peppery brightness to the creamy mushroom toast. 

Lemon juice 

For a tangy hit to contrast with the creamy toast. 

Soy sauce 

This adds more umami flavour on top of the umami hit from the mushrooms, but not in an overpowering way. 

Ingredients to make creamy mushroom toast laid out on a pale blue background and labelled.

What is the best bread for toasting?

Everyone has their favourite bread, so the answer for this I’d say is dependent on which breads you love to eat, combined with whether it can handle the pan-fried/ toasting process. 

To be considered a good bread for toasting, it should be a thicker cut of bread and be more rigid to ensure that it doesn’t fall apart when toasting. 

Some of my recommendations include:

  1. Sourdough (my fave for this mushroom toast recipe)
  2. Thick sliced white/brown bread
  3. Ciabatta
  4. A baguette, sliced into thick pieces either lengthways (in half) or widthways into small oval pieces.

One slice of creamy mushroom toast with cream cheese, browned mushrooms and rocket on a pale green background.

How to make this mushroom toast recipe

Start by lightly buttering butter both sides of the sourdough and toast in a pan.
2 pieces of sourdough bread with butter spread over in a stainless steel pan.
Frying for 1 minute on each side on a high heat.
2 pieces of sour dough with butter browned in a stainless steel frying pan.

Next, add the rapeseed oil and mushrooms into the pan. Distribute across the pan so they aren’t touching. Leave to brown on a high heat for a couple of minutes then stir.

Mushrooms distributed in a stainless steel pan with the top/cap of mushroom facing down.

Reduce the heat and add the soy sauce, butter and garlic. Season with salt and lots of pepper and fry for a couple more minutes. Set the mushroom mix aside.

Mushrooms fried in s stainless steel pan.Mushrooms fried in pan

Add a layer of cream cheese onto your crispy toast, a sprinkle of rocket and then the saucy browned mushrooms. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.
2 pieces of sourdough, mushrooms and cream cheese and rocket on a plate with pale green background.

FAQ

Can I make this creamy mushroom toast recipe vegan?

You sure can! If you opt for a vegan cream cheese and butter, then this mushroom toast recipe is vegan. I like the oatly cream cheese and any standard vegan butter! 

Can I use this recipe for meal prep?

This recipe is best made and enjoyed fresh, as you want the crispy bread to be freshly toasted. 

Mushroom toast with 2 pieces of sourdough, mushrooms and cream cheese and rocket on a pale green background.

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10 Minute Vegetable Noodle Soup

Mushroom Rigatoni Ragu

Creamy Green Risotto with Crispy Bacon and Mushrooms

 

Creamy Mushroom Toast

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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
£1.17
mains, Snack
British
Servings: 1
This creamy mushroom toast recipe takes 10 minutes to make - it’s the perfect quick and healthy breakfast recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 piece sourdough toast (£1.85/10)=(£0.18)
  • 1 handful of mushrooms (I used shitake) (£1.50/4)=(£0.38)
  • 1 tbsp butter, salted (£1.45/10)=£0.15)
  • 1 clove garlic (£0.25/4)=(£0.06)
  • 2 tbsp low fat cream cheese (£0.80/4)=(£0.20)
  • 1 handful rocket (£0.60/4)=(£0.15)
  • ¼ lemon, juiced (£0.20/4)=(£0.05)
  • Optional - sprinkle of fresh parsley

Cupboard Essentials

  • ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Optional chilli flakes

Method

  • Lightly butter both sides of the sourdough and toast in a pan. Frying for 1 minute on each side on a high heat.
  • Next, add the rapeseed oil and mushrooms into the pan. Distribute across the pan so they aren't touching. Leave to brown on a high heat for a couple of minutes then stir.
  • Reduce the heat and add the soy sauce, butter and garlic. Season with salt and lots of pepper and fry for a couple more minutes. Set the mushroom mix aside.
  • Add a layer of cream cheese onto your crispy toast, a sprinkle of rocket and then the saucy browned mushrooms. Add a squeeze of lemon juice

Nutrition

Servings: 1 servings
Fat: 33g
Calories: 454kcal
Carbohydrates: 31g
Protein: 10g
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