Mushrooms on Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese

mushrooms on toast with vegan cream cheese on plate

This mouthwatering recipe combines sautéed mushrooms with a creamy homemade vegan cream cheese, all served on crispy toasted bread. With simple ingredients and easy steps, you can create a satisfying and flavorful dish that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Let’s dive into how to make this delicious and easy-to-make mushrooms on toast recipe! If you’re interested in more plant-based mushroom recipes, feel free to explore my complete Vegan Mushroom Recipes Collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

For this Mushrooms on Toast recipe, the star of the dish is undoubtedly the cremini mushrooms! However, you have the flexibility to explore other mushroom varieties like button or shiitake mushrooms, each offering a unique flavor and texture. The mushrooms are sautéed to perfection, ensuring a delightful burst of earthy goodness with every bite.

To enhance the flavors, minced garlic is added to the mix, infusing the mushrooms with a delightful aromatic punch. Alternatively, if you prefer a milder taste, you can opt for garlic powder instead.

For a creamy and rich taste, the recipe calls for vegan butter to sauté the mushrooms. However, if you don’t have vegan butter on hand, you can easily substitute it with olive oil, which also complements the dish beautifully.

To elevate the savory profile, soy sauce or tamari is incorporated, giving the mushrooms that irresistible umami kick. If you follow a gluten-free diet, tamari is the perfect gluten-free alternative to soy sauce.

To complete the dish, the sautéed mushrooms are served on fresh crusty bread. You can choose your favorite type of crusty bread. Such as sourdough, baguette, or ciabatta, all of which pair wonderfully with the flavorful mushrooms.

To bring a touch of freshness and visual appeal, garnish the toast with fresh herbs like thyme. However, don’t hesitate to experiment with other herbs such as parsley, rosemary, or chives to cater to your taste preferences.

With these diverse ingredient choices and potential substitutions, you have the creative freedom to make this “Mushrooms on Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese” recipe uniquely your own. While savoring a delectable combination of flavors and textures!

Helpful Tools

  • Pan or Skillet: A good-quality pan or skillet is essential for sautéing the mushrooms and garlic. Opt for a non-stick pan to prevent sticking and make cleaning up a breeze.
  • Cutting Board and Knife: A sturdy cutting board and sharp knife are indispensable for slicing the mushrooms.
  • Toaster or Toaster Oven: To toast the bread slices to perfection, a reliable toaster or toaster oven will do the job quickly and evenly.
  • Spatula: A spatula is helpful for stirring and flipping the mushrooms during sautéing, ensuring even cooking.
  • Measuring Utensils: Though the recipe omits quantities, having measuring spoons on hand can be useful if you decide to follow specific measurements for the ingredients.

How to Make Mushrooms on Toast

Begin by melting vegan butter in a pan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the sliced cremini mushrooms to the pan. Cook the mushrooms for approximately 3-4 minutes until they become tender and slightly browned. Next, toss in the minced garlic and soy sauce, continuing to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to infuse the mushrooms with delightful flavors.

mushrooms in frying pan

While the mushrooms cook, take 2-4 slices of fresh crusty bread and toast them until they turn crisp and golden. Now, it’s time to assemble the toast! Spread a generous layer of vegan cream cheese or hummus onto the toasted bread slices, adding a delightful creamy touch to the dish.

sliced sourdough bread frying in oil in skillet

Once the bread is generously coated with the cream cheese or hummus, it’s time to add the star of the show – the sautéed mushrooms. Pile the cooked mushrooms on top of the cream cheese or hummus-laden toast, creating a delicious and flavorful topping.

mushrooms on toast with vegan cream cheese

Finally, for a touch of freshness and brightness, garnish the toast with some fresh herbs like thyme or cilantro.

Tips & Tricks

  • Don’t overcrowd the pan: When sautéing the mushrooms, ensure they have enough space in the pan. Overcrowding the pan can lead to steaming instead of proper browning, affecting the flavor and texture of the mushrooms. Cook them in batches if needed.
  • Slice mushrooms evenly: For consistent cooking, slice the mushrooms to a similar thickness. This will ensure they cook evenly and prevent some slices from becoming overcooked while others remain undercooked.
  • Adjust the seasoning: Taste the mushrooms during cooking and adjust the seasoning as needed. Feel free to add more salt, pepper, or soy sauce to suit your taste preferences.
  • Play with herbs and toppings: Garnish the toast with fresh herbs, such as basil, cilantro, or dill, to add a burst of freshness. You can also add roasted cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions, or sautéed spinach for added texture and flavor.
  • Use leftover mushrooms creatively: If you have leftover cooked mushrooms, they can be used in salads, omelettes, vegan pasta dishes, or as a delicious pizza topping.
  • Experiment with seasoning: Don’t hesitate to get creative with the seasoning. Add a pinch of smoked paprika for a smoky flavor or a dash of chili flakes for some heat.
  • Combine mushrooms: For a diverse mix of flavors and textures, consider combining different mushroom varieties in the recipe.Mushrooms on Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese” offers a delightful and customizable experience, combining sautéed mushrooms with a creamy spread on crispy toasted bread. Get creative with various mushroom types, spreads, and toppings to craft your perfect savory treat. Embrace the culinary adventure, savor each bite, and relish the comforting flavors of “Mushrooms on Toast” as a delightful addition to your menu.

FAQ: Mushrooms on Toast with Cream Cheese

How can I store any leftover mushrooms?

If you have leftover cooked mushrooms, allow them to cool to room temperature, then transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate. Properly stored, the mushrooms should stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. However, it’s best to consume them sooner for the best taste and texture.

Can I add additional toppings to the toast?

Absolutely! While the recipe suggests fresh herbs like thyme for garnishing, feel free to get creative with additional toppings. You might try sliced avocado, roasted cherry tomatoes, or even a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for extra flavor.

Can I prepare the mushrooms in advance?

Yes, you can sauté the mushrooms in advance and store them in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, gently reheat the mushrooms on the stovetop or in the microwave, and then assemble the toast with the cream cheese and toppings.

Can I make this recipe oil-free?

Yes, you can skip using vegan butter or olive oil for sautéing the mushrooms. Instead, you can dry-sauté the mushrooms by placing them in a non-stick pan over medium heat until they release their natural moisture and become tender.

mushrooms on toast with vegan cream cheese on plate with basil

Mushrooms on Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese

This recipe combines savory sautéed mushrooms and creamy vegan cream cheese on crispy toast for a delicious and hearty vegan meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine American, European
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Mushrooms

  • 2 ½ cups cremini mushrooms, sliced (other mushrooms work too!)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • salt and pepper to taste

Toast

Instructions
 

  • In a pan on medium heat, melt the vegan butter and add the sliced mushrooms. Cook for about 3-4 minutes then add the garlic and soy sauce and cook for another 1-2 mins.
  • Toast the bread, and spread on a thick layer of vegan cream cheese or hummus. Top with the cooked mushrooms, and some fresh herbs like thyme to garnish. Serve and enjoy!
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Conclusion

This Mushrooms on Toast recipe offers a delightful and customizable experience, combining sautéed mushrooms with a creamy spread on crispy toasted bread. Get creative with various mushroom types, spreads, and toppings to craft your perfect savory treat.

Embrace the culinary adventure, savor each bite, and relish the comforting flavors of “Mushrooms on Toast” as a delightful addition to your menu. If you’re seeking more plant-based sandwiches and wraps, feel free to browse my complete collection of Vegan Wraps Sandwich Recipes here.

2 thoughts on “Mushrooms on Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese

  1. Mia says:

    5 stars
    This looks delicious I just tried your tomatoes version and it was tasty. I’m excited to make it 😃

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