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.
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!
To me, there’s nothing better than a garlicky, browned mushroom.
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.
No doubt the best bread to pan-fry and toast with!
To add a peppery brightness to the creamy mushroom toast.
For a tangy hit to contrast with the creamy toast.
This adds more umami flavour on top of the umami hit from the mushrooms, but not in an overpowering way.
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:
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.
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.