This is like a double whammy for many of your faces.

Red Wine Roasted Mushrooms on Goat Cheese Garlic Toasts I

I’m pretty sure mushrooms and goat cheese are strictly in the “loathe” category for many people? Luckily I’m not one of them. Apologies. Sort of.

Okay. I’m at least semi-compassionate regarding the mushrooms, which is a lot more than I can say about other aspects of my life. Emphasis on the “semi” though. I used to be a mushroom hater too. My dad swore up and down (he still does) that they are a fungus that should not be consumed. I agreed, mainly because I was lazy and afraid of trying new things. And because canned mushrooms dumped on sub par pizza does not a mushroom lover make. Ever.

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I sautéed them in butter. And salted them – afterwards. Holy cow. It was like angels singing.

And every other cliche term that comes to mind right now? Yeah. It was like that too.

Red Wine Roasted Mushrooms on Goat Cheese Garlic Toasts I

I’m pretty sure that I tell you this story every single time I post a recipe focused on mushrooms, but the point is that I was almost instantly hooked and have been ever since. I still prefer them in moderation and usually with.. “other things”… whatever that may be. In this instance it’s toasted bread and goat cheese. And red wine. It’s not like you can ever go wrong with THAT.

There is something about really crusty (uh, in a good way), toasted, buttery bread and soft, juicy mushrooms. I don’t know what it is.

Red Wine Roasted Mushrooms on Goat Cheese Garlic Toasts I

Oh – I’ve totally done something with this combination before in the form of risotto. Um, it’s only one of my favorite meals ever to exist in the history of things existing in the universe. That I’m now just realizing hasn’t been in my dinner rotation at all recently and I just want to scream WHY NOT!? to anyone that will listen. Which happens to be you. Goodness, you should be so thrilled that you don’t have to live with me. I am a legitimate pain in the arse. Not only would I subject you to random shouts of fury but then you would also have to listen to my constant (loud/poor/perfect) singing of one-hit wonders from the 90s. Which are, how do I say thing… fabulous.

But then I’d make you mushroom toasts and turn it all around. I hope?

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Red Wine Roasted Mushrooms on Goat Cheese Garlic Toasts

Yield: serves about 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


12 ounces mini mushrooms (portobellos/white), stems removed if desired
1/2 cup red wine
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons freshly chopped oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

1 loaf of artisan grain bread or 1 baguette, sliced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
12 ounces goat cheese, softened


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Add mushrooms to a large baking dish, then add butter, olive oil, garlic, thyme and oregano, tossing well to coat. Pour in the red wine and mix well, coating all the mushrooms. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until mushrooms are soft and juicy, tossing once or twice in between cooking time. Remove and sprinkle on salt and pepper, stirring well. Sprinkle on chopped parsley.

While the mushrooms are cooking, prepare sliced bread on a baking sheet. Spread with softened butter and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Either place on the lower rack in the oven under the mushrooms, or wait until the mushrooms are finished. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, checking once during cooking time. Remove and let cool slightly, then spread with softened goat cheese. Top with mushrooms!

You can also just eat these mushrooms... straight.

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Probably not.

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69 Responses to “Red Wine Roasted Mushrooms on Goat Cheese Garlic Toasts.”

  1. #
    Liz — January 30, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    I actually love mushrooms and goat cheese, so I’m game for this :D


  2. #
    Kim in MD — January 30, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    I am a a lover of both mushrooms and goat cheese, so I think this would be delicious! Put the mushrooms and goat cheese on a slce of crusty toasted bread? It’s gonna be a party in my mouth!


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    Karen — January 30, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    These look fabulous! I’ve had that risotto pinned forever and haven’t gotten around to making it yet. I should really get on that.

    Side note about canned mushrooms: When I was little and mom was putting them on pizza, I would eat them straight from the can! Loved them! Couldn’t get enough! Mushrooms are awesome!


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    Katie — January 30, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    I really do love mushrooms and their umami flavor. I did have a bad experience long ago and they do fall into the category of things that sometimes skeeve me out. I am moving beyond that. Besides, these looks so flavorful and yummy. Plus a little red wine never hurt anything! I know I would have no prob wolfing them down.


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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 30, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Oh. My. GOSH. I don’t even need the bread, just a fork.


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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — January 30, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    I am not a goat cheese lover, but sign me up for mushrooms! I hated them as a kid and would only eat the raw kind, doused in ranch dip, but now I adore the cooked ones…. especially when red wine is involved!


  7. #
    Jersey Girl Cooks — January 30, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    This looks delish! It is my kind of appetizer. I’m hungry now!


  8. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 30, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    I saw red wine, and thought yah!! Then I saw mushrooms! Dam I wish I liked mushrooms! This looks so good!!! Fabulous idea!!


  9. #
    Brie @ Entrée the Giant — January 30, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Okay, I love all those things. My only concern…I would definitely make a mess eating this dish. Like, Tazmanian Devil style.

    I’m such a lady :)


  10. #
    cindy — January 30, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    drunken mushrooms + goat cheese + toast…I just love it all.


  11. #
    Haley Jay — January 30, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Is it acceptable that I don’t have a loathe category? Like is that a thing?


  12. #
    Lauren — January 30, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    Mmmmmm. I used to be a mushroom hater too but then grew up! You need to make a trip to Longwood gardens right outside Philadelphia. It’s the mushroom capital-and then you can re-create their mushroom soup. Seriously, it’s drool worthy. You’d love it!


  13. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — January 30, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    I’m pretty sure I love mushrooms a whole lot but when you put them with goat cheese that love excels so much!!!!


  14. #
    Potatoes and Pilates — January 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Mushrooms and goat cheese work for me!

    These look delicious! They include some of my favourite food groups: garlic, cheese, bread and wine:)

    P.S. Gorgeous pictures, as usual!


  15. #
    Brian @ A Thought For Food — January 30, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I’m such a sucker for mushrooms in any form… but mixed with cheese and I’m a very happy man.


  16. #
    Meg — January 30, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Oh my. As another reformed mushroom-hater, this looks incredible! Thanks for once again solving that daily million dollar question (what on earth am I going to make for dinner??)


  17. #
    Rachael — January 30, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I’m one of those people who can’t ever understand why someone wouldn’t like mushrooms. Maybe it’s the vegetarian in me but I dream about portobello burgers nightly (which might mean I have problem?). Anyway, this looks SO tasty and I can’t wait to try it!


  18. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 30, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Um, yes. I’ll take 1,000, please.


  19. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — January 30, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    oh man Jessica I want to get behind this but… mushrooms, ugh. I just can’t do them chick – even the fun “lets take a trip” kind are not my scene lol

    I do however love everything else about this recipe, and could totally see myself substituting some fire roasted cherry tomatoes in place of the shrooms :)


    • Jessica — January 30th, 2013 @ 10:23 am



  20. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — January 30, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    How can people loathe mushrooms & goat cheese?!! Some of my favorite foods. I want it ALL! :)


  21. #
    Ashley — January 30, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    Mushrooms and goat cheese are 2 favorites of mine, so you totally have me with this recipe. I can just imagine how amazing this is on toast! canned mushrooms = squeaky wet objects that shouldn’t be consumed


  22. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 30, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Drooling over the idea of roasting mushrooms in red wine. Totally drooling.


  23. #
    alyssa @ life a la wife — January 30, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I’m definitely not a fan of mushrooms – but I goat cheese on toast = winning. Also maybe smashed avocado on top


  24. #
    Anne Weber-Falk — January 30, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I’m not a big fan of the shrooms. If it’s fresh and sliced thin on/in something I can take it but whole like that, no way. It’s the texture. Gag inducing. The dish looks very good though. I bet it smells fabulous too. I will admire from afar, very afar. Thanks for all you do. Love the photos.


  25. #
    Lindsay — January 30, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Total mushroom lover here. I just want to put those babies all over some pasta with tons of cheese and call it dinner for life. YUM!


  26. #
    Holiday Baker Man — January 30, 2013 @ 11:05 am



  27. #
    Kerry — January 30, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    I am just coming around to the idea of fungus as food, but I will eat anything with goat cheese! Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks!


  28. #
    Mushrooms Canada — January 30, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    As mushroom lovers and someone who has found a new LOVE for goat cheese, this looks absolutely WONDERFUL! Someone get me a fork, I’m digign’ in!!



  29. #
    Little Kitchie — January 30, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    This is a double whammy for me in the opposite way… mushrooms and goat cheese are two of my favorite things!!! Bread too. And red wine… duh.


  30. #
    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — January 30, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Oh my god. These look like the absolute best thing ever. Goat cheese and wine braised mushrooms ooooomg….. I will be trying these at my next dinner party!


  31. #
    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — January 30, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Uggggh canned mushrooms, nasty!!! I’m not a goat cheese lover, but I bet these would be divine with feta too.


  32. #
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — January 30, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Mushrooms and goat cheese are both on my love category! This sounds amazing.


  33. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — January 30, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    These look perfect. Come on, what kind of a person doesn’t like goat cheese?!?!?!


  34. #
    Andrea @ Mrs Webb in the Kitchen — January 30, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    I LOVE mushrooms and goat cheese, so this combo naturally sounds incredible. Wish my hubs felt the same! Guess I’m making it just for me!


  35. #
    Allison @ Foodie Heart — January 30, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    My life would be a sad one without mushrooms. I’ve never had anything against them and I will so be making this. Goat cheese? Mushrooms? Wine? Say nothing more. Forget the people who don’t like mushrooms! Post more things like this!!! ;)


  36. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 30, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    I run hot and cold with mushrooms and will go years and years with zero. Then I’ll go on a rampage and eat tons, and then not again for ages. I bet soaked in wine they’re splendid!


  37. #
    Chloe @Ergo-Blog — January 30, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    I just love anything mushrooms too and not the can ones. Oh my this must be good!!! =)


  38. #
    Eileen — January 30, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    OH MY. Well, I’m glad that I am the only lover of goat cheese or mushrooms in our house–because that means i will get these all to myself! :)


  39. #
    Kendra — January 30, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Oh my word! Get in my mouth!!


    • Larry — January 30th, 2013 @ 5:04 pm



  40. #
    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — January 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    Yup, my boyfriend is in the mushroom-hating AND goat-cheese-disliking groups.

    But I’m not.

    More for us!


  41. #
    Larry — January 30, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe if you cut up the mushrooms in slices… and covered those in cheese… and onions…. and jalapeños… and THEN ate them on the toasts. That would be perfect. OMG my mouth just watered.

    ♪ It’s JUST, a little CRUSH, it’s not like I faint, eeeeeeeeeeverytime we toooooooooouch. It’s JUST, a little THING, not like eeeeeeeeeeeverything I dooooooooo depends on youuuuuuuuuuu!
    Sha la la laaaaaaa♪

    (had to throw in some 90s [I think] one-hit wonder for ya)


  42. #
    Jessica — January 30, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    omg I seriously have a sick obsession with mushrooms. it’s bad.


  43. #
    JulieD — January 30, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    I really don’t understand the people who don’t like goat cheese and mushrooms, my husband included…ugh these look beautiful!


  44. #
    Leah — January 30, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    Loath mushrooms and goat cheese? How could anyone! They are a match made in heaven, and the combo you’ve come up with has my mouth watering!!! It looks sooo delicious!


  45. #
    Natalie — January 30, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    I absolutely love your blog. This recipe just might be the perfect bite. Cannot wait to try it out!


  46. #
    LisaG — January 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    I could make a meal of this totally!


  47. #
    Susan — January 30, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    This looks AMAZING. I have to try this out for my husband. He is a lover of mushrooms, goat cheese, and garlic. It’s like this recipe was made just for him.


  48. #
    Julie — January 30, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    I can’t do the bread, but…maybe on cucumber slices? The top half of this is so amazing, I don’t want to miss out!


  49. #
    Michelle — January 30, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Oh heavens! This is like a dream come true!


  50. #
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 30, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    That is almost to pretty to eat, but I wouldn’t be able to resist!



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