Mushrooms are not everyone’s favourite thing. But they are good for you thanks to Vitamin D and iron, and you can make some really tasty, bite-sized appetizers with them. Another bonus: they’re relatively cheap and vegan-friendly. So grab some mushrooms and make one of these recipes next time you need to bring a crowd-pleasing appetizer to a party.
1. Stuffed White Mushroom Caps
These little guys are stuffed with thyme, garlic, onion, sour cream and cheese, and that means they’re packed with flavour. You can use white or button mushrooms, depending on your preference, and sub in any kind of cheese you want. Cheddar would also taste amazing.
Recipe on: foodnetwork.com
2. Phyllo Mushroom Bundles
This recipe is so easy, and the beauty of it is you can use whatever variety of mushroom you want. Using a combination is a great way to add flavour, so pick three or four different kinds if you can. Otherwise, it’s just garlic, butter and Parmesan. Super simple and super tasty.
Recipe on: thepioneerwoman.com
3. Bruschetta With Sauteed Mushrooms
A mushroom-y twist on a classic, this bruschetta is a little heavier than your usual tomato-based version. This recipe doesn’t call for sprinkling with cheese, but a bit of goat cheese would definitely add a kick. You can also use whatever mushrooms you have on hand, and a variety is even better.
Recipe on: cookingchanneltv.com
4. Mushroom and Leek Strudel
Again with phyllo pastry, these little rolls look fancy, but won’t take a ton of time or effort. If you’re not into leeks, a yellow or Spanish onion will do the trick. These are meant to be served warm, as well, so if you can get access to your host’s oven, bake them on-site. It’ll only take about 20 minutes.
Recipe on: tasteofhome.com
5. Blue Cheese Filled Bacon-Wrapped Mushrooms
In case you didn’t know, blue cheese goes amazingly well with mushrooms. There are only five ingredients in this recipe, thanks to the fact that blue cheese has a ton of flavour on its own. If you don’t have a grill or it’s too cold to set foot outside, use a panini grill indoors, or a skillet on your stove top.
Recipe on: laurenslatest.com
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