Simple creamy garlic herb mushroom toast recipe! This is one savory vegetarian gluten free appetizer that’s packed full of flavor! Buttery sautéed garlic mushroom toast with cream cheese, cracked pepper, and basil made into one super easy and delicious gluten free snack or appetizer. It’s a staple gluten free recipe I keep handy for parties, holidays, or even for a quick light meal.
I think I may have a little obsession. It’s called “convince your husband to like all vegetables that you LOVE but he doesn’t.” That’s a real obsession, right? Well, it all began with the candied bacon asparagus. That dish was a hit! So I thought if I could convince him to like asparagus, maybe I’d convince him to like mushrooms as well? Better yet, my favorite way to make mushrooms…. sauteed… garlicky… and on toast; mushroom toast! Emphasis on the Garlicky!
Yes, mushrooms are MY FAV, but not so much the kiwi. WHY!? They are so tasty! Am I getting greedy here ya’ll? Don’t answer that. Just listen to my game plan.
First, I will make a fun “appetizer” dish that I know he be attracted too. Hence the TOAST part. Man loves his toast, gluten free toast. This will be perfect because I can bring it to our Easter lunch/dinner.
And then maybe this toast appetizer can also be topped with basil and garlicky buttered sauteed mushrooms. Mmmmm… can you just smell that now? No one pass that up, right? Sauteed mushrooms are like heaven on earth. But here I go again, going gah gah over a vegetable that I haven’t convinced him to like yet. Back to my game plan here. This mushroom toast appetizer extraordinaire! I just know that most of my family will love it. Because they’ve tried it! I made this garlic and herb sauteed mushroom toast when the Kiwi was in New Zealand. We gorged on mushrooms while he was gone. Haha, kidding. Kinda.
I am thinking that if I made this appetizer just like I did for my family, with just the right amount of butter, garlic, cracked pepper, fresh basil, and cream cheese all slathered on a warm piece of gluten free toast …. ahem… with mushrooms, then he will like it! And if my WHOLE family is enjoying this appetizer together (on Easter Sunday) …. ahem…. with a glass (or two) of wine, then he won’t want to miss out. Sounds logical to me!
Besides, if he doesn’t end up liking my mushroom toast appetizer, then that just means more for us. Hey getting him to like 1 out of 2 of my favorite vegetables isn’t too shabby, eh? I’ll keep you posted and report back come Monday!
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Now, about this super simple and delicious garlicky buttered sauteed mushroom toast dish. I’m sure 90% of you like mushrooms and will like this. Okay, so it might be my sneaky way of getting people to eat more vitamin D rich mushrooms, we can thank the butter for helping with that, but it’s also just a great appetizer recipe to keep handy.
This garlic herb sauteed mushroom toast is perfect for when you need a quick dish to take to a party or if even if you are having people over to yourself. It’s AMAZINGLY easy and scrumptious. And it doesn’t require prep time or ingredients for that matter.
You can serve this gluten free mushroom toast appetizer with with salmon cakes, a light spiralized or quinoa salad, wine, and/or a simple soup. But you don’t really need a party to make this. It’s totally acceptable as a light meal, another reason I love this appetizer!
Okay geeze, now I’m just getting hungry. Maybe I should have been a party planner versus a nutrition specialist. Nah…
Favorite toast topping? Sauteed Mushrooms, are you a fan?
If so, tell me more ways to cook them! I will try them out on the kiwi. Shhh… don’t tell him though.
p.s. did you know that in New Zealand they call appetizers “nibbles?” Well, i just couldn’t get myself to write gluten free nibbles or tasty nibbles in the title/post. But there you go, some new Wednesday wordage, and a bit of humor. 😉