Cute as a Button – Mushroom Toasties

Did A Mishmash of Mushroom Musings leave you craving the blessed edible fungi? Make a double batch when you roast ’em for the Masala Mushroom Medley and save one batch for these cheesy Toasties. The cute crusty cups require no fussing and fiddling with pastry dough, they’re simply circles of bread. The mushrooms provide a curious contrast of textures and the caramelized tomato slices on top are quite comely as crowns for these itty-bitties.

Mushroom Toasties
(Makes 8 or 4 servings)

1 Cup mushrooms roasted or sautéed with salt, pepper and red chilli powder (you will need a 12 oz packet to start with)

2 Tablespoons cream cheese (substitute mayonnaise or thick white sauce if desired)

Salt, pepper & dry basil to taste

8 Slices bread

Butter for spreading

½ Cup grated cheese

8 Slices of tomato, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray/butter/oil 8 cups of a muffin tin.

To make the filling, mix together the mushrooms and cream cheese. Taste and add salt, pepper & dry basil, as needed.

Roll out the bread slices with a rolling pin, flattening them out. Cut out a circle, about 4″ across, using a cookie cutter or any appropriately sized substitute. Spread thinly with butter. Make a small cut in each slice from the edge till the center. Nestle the bread in the muffin cups, butter side in, overlapping along the cut edge to fit it in securely.

Divide ¼ cup of the grated cheese among the cups. Then, spoon in the filling, and flatten it out. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and top with a tomato slice in each cup. Sprinkle a little salt, pepper and basil. Bake for about 25 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the cups are toasty. Turn the oven to Broil mode. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of the tomatoes and broil until the cheese is golden and the tomato is slightly caramelized.

Allow the Toasties to cool in the pan for a minute. Run a knife along the edge to break off any errant cheese shred that may have gotten stuck to the pan. Remove carefully and serve warm.


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36 Responses to Cute as a Button – Mushroom Toasties

  1. Alea Milham says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love how you made use of muffin tins to create these and they are cute as a button! Thanks for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and soul Hop.

  2. Sia says:

    They really r cute as a button 🙂 and such a simple recipe too…

    • Tadka Pasta says:

      Thanks, Sia! Yes, its pretty simple. While the mushrooms roast in the oven, the cups can be readied. And if there are some leftovers to use as fillings, it can go even faster.

  3. ooh, absolutely love the idea, what great, tempting pics, yum !!!

  4. Swathi says:

    This bread bowl mushroom toasties looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  5. aipi says:

    It looks really nice…mean it! They are definitely adorable n will rock any party!
    Us Masala

  6. kankana says:

    blessed edible fungi !! what a perfect to to explain mushroom 🙂 At the first sight i thought you made stuffed mushroom and then I saw the twist which I must say is amazing.

  7. Elsa says:

    These are adorable! I think they would be perfect for any gathering.

  8. These look amazing! Thanks so much for linking them to Friday Potluck! I can’t wait to try these little guys. Maybe for a party tomorrow. 🙂

  9. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Very cute, I love the filling and crispy outer layer, great for parties. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook 🙂

  10. Love this…have to try them soon! Yum Yum!!

  11. Ramya says:

    that’s very innovative…looks cute…kids will love it..

    Ongoing event:

  12. Looks delish.

    We’d love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Oh,Oh,Oh, what a wonderful little button to serve. I can’t wait to make this very tasty recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
    Miz Helen

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  15. They sound delicious! And they look like something kids could help with too.
    – Brittany

  16. These are so cute, and so easy to make! Bookmarking, thanks!

  17. I made it this morning and it was just delicious! Thank you so much for this recipe.

  18. Made this was delicious.

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