This dish is both luxuriously flavored and perfectly hearty.¬†Creamy blue cheese coats mushrooms for a delicious crostini topping. I had this dish recently¬†at King’s Wine Bar in South Minneapolis and it was my favorite dish of the evening by far – I knew I had to try and make it at home.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make a roux and melt the blue cheese into that, or if I wanted to add goat cheese, but eventually (and perhaps lazily) I decided on melting cream cheese with a little cream and adding the blue cheese to that. It was very thick and looking back I would probably add more mushrooms to the mixture.

There are many ways to eat this cheesy, mushroom mixture. The Taster thought it would be delicious with steak, I thought it would be fantastic spread on a pizza crust with sauteed spinach. Or you can simply slather it on some toasted baguette slices. Or spoon it straight into your mouth. I promise I won’t judge.

 

Blue Cheese Mushroom Crostini
Recipe Type: appetizer
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 oz light cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp half & half
  • 4 oz blue cheese crumbles
Instructions
  1. Remove mushroom stems, wipe and roughly chop.
  2. Heat oil in pan.
  3. Add garlic and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Remove mushroom mixture and return pan to low heat adding half & half and cream cheese.
  6. Stir frequently until smooth.
  7. Add mushrooms and blue cheese and stir until combined.
  8. Serve with toasted bread, steak, etc!

9 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    Yummy! I wonder if you could also use Laughing Cow blue cheese wedges for a lighter (and significantly less yummy) version…not that I would even try messing with this one! Looks delish!

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  2. Emily
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    I’m sure it would work well, Laughing Cow melts, right?
    I just am not a fan of it anymore, used to be! :)

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  3. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    Oooh, I am so with the taster on that one- I bet that would be delicious on steak! Although there’s nothing like a hunk of crusty bread either. ;) Looks good!

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  4. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    This must be even better then the restaurant. They look fantastic!

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  5. Jessie
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Melted blue cheese and mushrooms? I’m sold! :) These look like they came out of a restaurant! They would make a perfect appetizer at a dinner party or cocktail party. Great recipe!

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  6. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    That sounds fantastic. I’m adding it to my must-try recipes :)

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  7. Michelle
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    oh. man. Making this very soon. Great photos too!

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  8. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    Love the blue cheese and mushroom combo. Great photo with that rosemary garnish!

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  9. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    Blue cheese and I had a brief but passionate affair in grad school, but after the break up I can’t stomach it anymore. :) Beautiful photos!

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