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Parmesan Mushroom Toasts

December 5, 2017 by Emily

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Mushrooms mixed with parmesan, oregano and extra virgin olive oil and served on crusty toasted bread. These simple mushroom toasts make a great, easy and tasty appetizer or snack.

I love making crostini, crusty char-grilled bread topped with meat, cheese, fish or vegetables. They are great as a snack, for lunch or even served at parties, fuss-free, easy, tasty food. Some of my favourite toppings are pecorino, prosciutto and truffle honey, sausage and stracchino and these mushroom toasts (crostini).

Mushroom toasts on a sheet of baking paper drizzled with olive oil

Mushrooms are something I enjoy all year round but especially at this time of year, nothing more screams fall to me than garlic rubbed mushroom toasts and a big bowl of comforting soup to warm up with on chilly evenings.

Garlic and herbs are a match made in heaven when it comes to mushrooms. Thyme, oregano and tarragon being my favourite.

For these mushroom toasts I added dried oregano, olive oil and parmesan because life is just better with cheese, agreed? I also rub the hot toasted bread with a raw garlic clove making sure to get all around the edges, it’s gives so much flavour to the crostini.

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How To Make Parmesan Mushroom Toasts

I first toast some crusty bread on a hot griddle pan. Rub the bread slices with olive oil then toast them on each side until there are charred marks on the bread. Whilst they are still hot rub a garlic clove over one side of the toast all the way to the edges.

For the mushrooms, simply finely slice them then fry them in a little olive oil. When they start to wilt down add the oregano. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper, I always taste the mushrooms a couple times whilst adding the salt because they always need a little more seasoning than you think.

Once cooked spoon the mushrooms into a bowl and add freshly grated parmesan. Stir then top the garlic toasts with the mushroom mixture. Serve.

A close up of mushroom toasts with oregano and parmesan

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Easy Parmesan Mushroom Crostini

Mushrooms mixed with parmesan, oregano and extra virgin olive oil and served on crusty garlic toasts. These simple mushroom toasts make a great, easy and tasty appetizer or snack.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 461kcal
Author Emily Kemp


  • 12.6 oz (360g) mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 slices crusty bread
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to season


  • Drizzle each side of bread with olive oil and toast on a hot griddle until toasted and charred on both sides. Whilst still hot rub the top side of each slice with the clove of garlic making sure to cover all the way to the edges.
  • Clean any dirt on the mushrooms with a damp paper towel and finely slice. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a large frying pan and add the mushrooms. When the mushrooms start to wilt down, add the oregano and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Continue to fry the mushrooms until cooked through (about 5-10 minutes). Spoon the mushrooms into a bowl and add the grated parmesan, stir to combine.
  • Top the garlic toasts with the mushroom mixture and serve.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate. 


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 5.5mg
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  • Reply
    December 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I just love mushrooms
    And mushrooms with parmesan on toasts is simply amazing.. I’m going to try this toasties very soon ….5 stars

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    December 6, 2017 at 5:04 am

    These look delicious. They would be perfect for holiday parties. I’m not much of a mushroom fan but I will have to make these soon.

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    December 6, 2017 at 1:45 am

    My kind of food. I love everything that you put on the toast, will have to make this next week when I’m done with all my uni work. Yum!

  • Reply
    December 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Oooh this is like posh cheese on toast. I bet the mushrooms add some great texture.5 stars

  • Reply
    December 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    This look so incredible. So simple and tasty.5 stars

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    December 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Your crostini look so good Emily, mushroom’s are amongst my favorite!5 stars

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie
    December 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    These would be a great appetizer to any meal!

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