mushroom and goat cheese crostini

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I think I’ve served crostini at every party I’ve thrown in the past 3 years… I love crostini! I adore how easy it is to play with new flavor combinations and throw it on top of a toasted piece of baguette. These mushroom and goat cheese crostini are my fave flavor combo to date and they only require a handful of ingredients.

mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous



mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous

And by a handful, I mean like aside from salt, pepper, and olive oil… these mushroom and goat cheese crostini only require 6 ingredients!

  1. a baguette – because crostini, duh
  2. goat cheese – so creamyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  3. baby bella mushrooms – perfectly sized to fit atop cute little pieces of toasted bread
  4. balsamic vinegar – acid baby acid
  5. honey – for a little punch of sweeeeeeeeeeeeetness
  6. fresh thyme – garnish yo

So we have a toasted and slightly crispy baguette slice topped with creamy goat cheese and sautΓ©ed baby bella mushrooms that are cooked in balsamic vinager and honey to create a nice sweet and tart sauce that balances out the earthy mushrooms and tangy goat cheese. Finish the crostini off with a sprinkle of freshly chopped thyme and an extra drizzle of honey if you so please. Sounds amazing right?! IT IS.

A couple notes…

  1. If you don’t like goat cheese, A) you’re crazy and B) you could totally sub in cream cheese or maybe brie or another soft spreadable cheese
  2. I feel like crumbled pieces of crispy bacon would also taste amazing sprinkled on top of these
  3. You could totally use full-sizedΒ portabello mushrooms too, you would just need to chop them smaller πŸ™‚
  4. Don’t skimp on the fresh thyme

To stay with our tailgate snack theme from this week (see here and here), you could totally bring these to a like fancy tailgate (lol) or for a more realistic option: make them for your guests if staying at home to watch the game.

Happy Friday! Here’s the recipe:

mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous



mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous

mushroom and goat cheese crostini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: about 30 crostini

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 16oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced or quartered
  • healthy pinch sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar + extra for drizzling (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey + extra for drizzling (optional)
  • 1 (8oz) baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4oz goat cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sliced/quartered mushrooms plus a healthy pinch of sea salt and black pepper. SautΓ© mushrooms for 6-8 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add in balsamic vinegar and honey then cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove mushrooms from heat.
  3. While the mushrooms are cooking, brush the baguette slices with the remaining olive oil then toast them on a baking sheet in the oven (that you should have preheated to 350F in step one) for about 5-15 minutes, depending on how toasted/crispy you like your bread. I'm more of a "warmed bread" person so I only toasted mine for about 5 minutes. You do you though.
  4. Assemble: Using a butter knife, spread goat cheese on the toasted baguette slices then top with sautΓ©ed mushrooms, a small drizzle/spoonful of balsamic honey sauce from the skillet, plus a sprinkle of fresh thyme. You can also drizzle a little extra honey or balsamic vinegar over top or a sprinkle of some flaky sea salt if you'd like! Up to you!
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mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous



mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous

mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous mushroom and goat cheese crostini | Appetites Anonymous

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment or tag a photoΒ #appetitesanonymousΒ onΒ instagram!! I’d love to see your mushroom and goat cheese crostini in action. Peace, friends!

– a

p.s. throwing any parties this fall?! here are some more awesome appetizers!

p.p.s. here’s a link to some more fun crostini recipes!

p.p.p.s. GO BLUE!!!!!!!!

October 5, 2017

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