Mushroom Sandwich Melts

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

These cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts are a perfect party appetizer. The mushroom spread keeps well in the refrigerator if you need a make-ahead option or just want to enjoy it for lunch during the week.

P.S. You could easily omit the bacon and make this vegetarian. My cousin’s wife, Alla, came up with this original recipe for a party and they disappeared in minutes so she shared the recipe with me. You just can’t go wrong putting together mushrooms, cheese and bacon. All that melty savory goodness (see the next photo and you’ll be convinced). Thank you Alla for this yummy mushroom canapés recipe!

Look at all that mushroom melt goodness! The mushrooms are so “meaty” and satisfying!

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Mushroom Sandwich Melts:

1 medium onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, pressed
2 Tbsp Butter
24 oz (1 1/2 lbs) white mushrooms, diced
8 oz Bacon, chopped into thin strips
2 Tbsp mayo
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
2 1/2 cups (8oz) Mexican cheese blend, finely shredded*
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
2 soft French baguettes, sliced into 1/2″ thick toasts

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

*My cousin’s wife, Alla, also used a cheese blend from Trader Joe’s called Quattro Formaggio with great results – add that one to taste if using since it has a few of the saltier cheeses and you may omit the salt if you prefer. The mixture is fully cooked before it’s baked so taste away, just don’t get carried away and eat too much because it sure is delicious!!

How to Make Mushroom Sandwich Melts:

Prep: Preheat Oven to 350˚F and line a large baking sheet (half sheet) with parchment paper.

1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp butter and chopped onion and saute stirring often until soft and lightly golden (5-7 min). Add garlic and stir until fragrant (1 minute). Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

2. In the same skillet over medium/high heat, add 1 Tbsp butter and sautee mushrooms until soft, juices are released and evaporated (10-12 min). Transfer mushrooms to the same mixing bowl.

Time Saving Tip: This Vidalia chopper makes dicing mushrooms super quick and easy!!

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.comCheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

3. Add bacon to the same skillet and sauté until browned (7 min) then transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain excess fat before transferring to the mixing bowl.

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

4. Add 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper, or season to taste. Stir to combine.

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

5. Spoon generously, using the spoon to mound and shape it over the toasts. Bake at 350˚F for 15 minutes. Garnish with more fresh parsley if desired and serve warm.

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.comCheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

I love these mushroom melts best when they are warm because I’m a sucker for melty cheese, but they do stay very tasty at room temperature for a couple of hours so it’s perfect for parties.

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Mushroom Sandwich Melts

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Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $12-$14
Serving: 36 mushroom sandwich melts

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 24 oz (1½ lbs) white mushrooms, diced
  • 8 oz Bacon, chopped into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • ¼ to ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 2½ cups (8oz) Mexican cheese blend, finely shredded*
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 2 soft French baguettes, sliced into ½" thick toasts

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350˚F and line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp butter and chopped onion. Saute stirring often until soft and lightly golden (5-7 min). Add garlic and stir until fragrant (1 min). Transfer to mixing bowl.
  2. In the same skillet over medium/high heat, add 1 Tbsp butter and sautee mushrooms until soft, juices are released and evaporated (10-12 min). Transfer mushrooms to the same mixing bowl.
  3. Add bacon to the same skillet and sauté until browned (7 min). Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain fat before adding to the mixing bowl.
  4. Add 2½ cups shredded cheese, ¼ cup chopped parsley, 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, ¼ to ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper, or season to taste. Stir to combine.
  5. Spoon generously onto toasts, using spoon to mound and shape the mixture. Bake at 350˚F for 15 min. Garnish with more fresh parsley if desired and serve warm.

Notes

*You can also use a cheese blend from Trader Joe's called Quattro Formaggio with great results - add cheese to taste if using since it has a few of the saltier cheeses and add salt to taste if needed. Mixture is fully cooked before it's baked so taste away.

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Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

I hope you all love this new and really delicious party appetizer idea!!

Cheesy bacon mushroom sandwich melts with make-ahead option! Mushrooms, cheese and bacon are a winning combination. These mushroom melts fly of the plate! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Sandy Roggero
    September 20, 2017

    Being single, I struggle to get motivated to cook. I especially hate to chop vegetables! Now that I have the Vidalia Chopper, I find I’m actually cooking far more often. It is a wonderful cooking tool. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2017

      Thanks for sharing Sandy! Things are so much easier when working with great tools! 🙂 Reply

  • Tina
    June 9, 2017

    I make these exactly same way but also like to add rotisserie chicken for extra boost of flavor. Family favorites! 👌🏻 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2017

      That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your excellent suggestion with other readers Tina! Reply

  • marina
    May 13, 2017

    can you make the mixture overnight and bake the next day Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 13, 2017

      Hi Marina, yes that would work great 🙂 Reply

  • Svetlana
    May 11, 2017

    They look soo good! Always looking for new recepies from you. What I can substitute for bacon ( we’re not eating pork)? Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 11, 2017

      Svetlana, just omit the bacon and the recipe should still work 😀 Reply

  • May 5, 2017

    These look so delicious! I need an excuse to make them now. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2017

      They are divine! Let me know what you think Katherine! Reply

  • Olya
    May 4, 2017

    These were absolutely delicious! I loved the combination of mushrooms & bacon. Thank you for another great recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 4, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m glad you love the recipe! Reply

  • Olga
    April 27, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your recipes! These mushroom sandwiches melts look delicious. I hope they turn out good! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 28, 2017

      They are so good! Please let me know whay you think of the recipe Olga! 🙂 Reply

  • Ligy
    April 24, 2017

    I just made this tonight and they are fantastic!!!!! Crazy good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear that!! 😀 Reply

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