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Shitake Mushrooms on Toast

by Komal Patel
Mushrooms on Toas

Winter foods give me all the feels. There is something so cozy about eating something warm and earthy + bread.


When I first met Justin, he hated mushrooms. His grandma used to make spaghetti and put the canned mushrooms in the sauce and it like scared him lol. 

When we were dating, I would add mushrooms into things here and there to see if he would notice. He finally decided he liked the flavor just not the texture. I then started to buy beefier mushrooms like shiitakes and trumpets which he loved!  And, like, thank god, because now I can cook them at home! 

Now that I’m a mommy and am going back to work soon, I wanted to create a quick, but flavorful weeknight dinner so that there is plenty of time to put Rahi to bed and still have adult time. 

Mushrooms on Toas

One of my favorite dishes as a kid was beans on toast (recipe coming soon). It was such an easy weeknight dinner to pull together. This time, I subbed the beans for mushrooms added some herbs and a little crème fraiche. Toast the bread, make a little side salad and dinner is done! The beefier mushrooms not only taste better but keep you full – also, bread, duh. Crusty sourdough or a thick country style to be specific.

What’s better than things in toast, right? 

Happy Monday!



Sweet and Masālā 

Mushrooms on Toas

Mushrooms on Toast

Umami shitake mushrooms sauteed with butter and crème fraiche served on a hearty piece of toasted bread and topped with fresh herbs.
5 from 3 votes


  • 2 tbsps. + unsalted butter
  • 2 lbs. shiitake or trumpet mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt pepper, red pepper flake to taste
  • Splash of sherry or Marsala or red wine
  • ¼ cup crème fraîche
  • Sourdough or country style bread
  • Parsley or chives for garnish


  • Heat a pan or cast iron over high heat and add butter. When butter begins to sizzle, add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add thyme and garlic, and stir. Make sure to not let the garlic burn. and add more butter as needed.
  • Add salt, pepper and rd pepper flake and continue to sauté for a minute more, then add red wine.
  • Add crème fraiche and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast and butter bread.
  • Spoon mushrooms and sauce over toasted bread. Top with parsley or chives.

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SirenSongMedia January 18, 2021 - 11:49 pm

What a great and easy to make recipe! Your photos make the dish look so tasty. Does it come out different if you use Shitake vs. trumpet mushrooms?

Komal Patel January 19, 2021 - 10:12 pm

It will come out the same! Just a different type of mushroom. Trumpets are heartier!

Monidipa January 21, 2021 - 4:30 pm

5 stars
Actually, I am allergic to mushrooms but my sister-in-law and nieces love them. I can try out the recipe for them!

Lori Bosworth January 21, 2021 - 5:26 pm

5 stars
I love shiitake mushrooms; they have such an earthy flavour! I have never tried mushrooms on toast, but your recipe looks delicious!

Di Hickman January 21, 2021 - 7:05 pm

Love this! HUGE fan of mushrooms and I can easily make this vegan. Mushrooms are such an underlooked food, I love them!

Amalia Silva January 22, 2021 - 10:05 am

I love mushrooms and really going to try this tonight for dinner!

Nkem January 22, 2021 - 11:24 am

Haha nothing is better than things on toast! This looks and sounds divine. I’ll have to try something like that of a fancy food day haha.

Sharman Maidkar January 22, 2021 - 6:18 pm

5 stars
I love mushrooms! This recipe is soo easy to make. I’ll definitely try it.

Marjie Mare January 26, 2021 - 3:43 am

That looks so delicious. I must give it a try..


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