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mushroom toast with ricotta spread
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Garlic Mushroom Toast with Herbed Ricotta Spread

This delectable sautéed garlic mushroom toast with creamy herbed ricotta spread is the best appetizer. It is SO good to eat and SO easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: easy, herbed ricotta spread, mushroom bruschetta, mushroom toast, ricotta cream cheese spread, sauteed mushroom, summer
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Callie


  • Food Processor (totally optional)
  • Sauté Pan
  • Baking Sheet


Herbed Ricotta Spread

  • ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chives (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves (minced)
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  • Start this recipe off by toasting the bread slices and making the ricotta spread.
    Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut bread into thin ½” slices (I typically use french bread but sourdough or any kind of rustic bread loaf will work).
  • Brush olive oil evenly and lightly on both sides of bread slices. Then place them in a single layer on your baking sheet. Bake them for about 6 to 8 minutes or until they look crispy and light brown. Remove them from oven and let cool on a wire rack to maximize crispiness.
  • While bread is baking/cooling take out your food processor or bowl and put ½ a
    cup of ricotta cheese and ½ a cup of cream cheese in it to whip together and blend.
  • Once combined, add grated Parmesan, minced chives, chopped flat leaf parsley,
    minced thyme leaves, a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Pulse/stir a few
    more times until ingredients have combined completely and the ricotta spread is done!

Garlic Mushroom Sauté

  • Put your cast iron skillet over medium-high heat add in 1-2 tablespoons of salted butter and about a tablespoon of olive oil. Once it’s melted add in the mushrooms.
  • Gently stir. The mushrooms hold a lot of water, when they heat up they will begin to sweat out a good amount of that (which will evaporate).
    Once it begins to evaporate add in a splash of white wine and your herbs.
  • Let the wine reduce and the herbs commingle for a minute or two.
    Once you smell an aroma of inviting garlic, butter, and thyme you’ll know they’re ready! Remove them from heat.
  • Take your toast crisp and generously sweep your ricotta spread on it, then spoon on those enticing little mushrooms and take a bite or share (if you’re crazy).