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Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Crostini

Looking for an easy & elegant appetizer for a crowd? Try these delicious Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini. These crostini’s are a medley so many of my favorite flavors, all in one bite. Perfect for your next party or family get together.

When you tire of yet another cheese platter, time to try something new! When entertaining, I always try to plan in advance, so that I can spend as much time as possible with company rather than stuck in the kitchen. This is an appetizer you can make the majority of in advance, so it’s perfect. Just have everything prepped and ready to go, toast the crostini’s and spread with the herbed goat cheese while they are still warm. Right before your guests arrive, sauté the mushrooms and top the crostini with the warm mushrooms to serve. Quick & easy!

In the store, you can also find goat cheese with herbs or pepper if you want to save a step. I prefer to make my own with plain goat cheese so that I can put the flavors I like in it and it’s fresh made, but it is an option. The key to this recipe is seasoning in every step so that each bite is full of flavor! I hope you try these Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini, I’d love to hear what you think! Enjoy!

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Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini
Looking for an easy & elegant appetizer for a crowd? Try these delicious Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini's. These crostini's are a medley so many of my favorite flavors, all in one bite. Perfect for your next party or family get together.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Prepare the crostini's by slicing the baguette 1/4" thick, on a bias, place on a baking sheet in a single layer, brush with EVOO & lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove loose dirt, roughly chop and set aside.
  4. Dice shallot, mince garlic, de-stem and chop the thyme, set aside.
  5. Place goat cheese in a small bowl, mix in 1 Tbs. of the fresh thyme leaves, and salt and pepper, set aside.
  6. Place crostini on the middle rack of the oven, bake 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown, keep an eye on them! They will continue to crisp a little as they cool and you'll still want a little give to the bread.
  7. Preheat a large skillet over med-high heat 1-2 minutes. Add 2 Tbs. EVOO and 2 Tbs. butter to melt. Add mushrooms in a single layer, cook for one minute undisturbed. Stir, continue to cook 3-4 minutes until they have golden edges. Add garlic, shallot, salt, pepper and sherry. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove crostini's from the oven, spread goat cheese on each and top with warm mushrooms.
  9. Serve on a platter and sprinkle with remaining fresh chopped thyme.
Recipe Notes

For the mixed mushrooms, you can use any you like.  For this recipe, I used equal amounts of button, cremini and shiitake mushrooms.

Make sure you use a damp paper towel to clean them and do not wash.  If you do, they will be water logged and won't brown, they will steam.


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