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Seared Mushroom Crostini with Herb-Whipped Goat Cheese

Crunchy and creamy with a hint of lemon. Seared Mushroom Crostini with Herb-Whipped Goat Cheese makes a beautiful appetizer your family and guests will love. Vegetarian.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 Pieces
Calories 83kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean


  • 1 Sourdough Baguette sliced into 18 pieces
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil + more for brushing the crostini
  • 12 oz Oyster Mushrooms ends trimmed and rough chopped, 340g
  • 1 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp Fresh Parsley chopped and divided
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese 113g
  • 3 Tbs Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Fresh Rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice


  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Brush baguette slices with olive oil, place on the sheet pan and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Set aside.
  • In a large nonstick pan, heat the olive oil on medium high until shimmering. Add the mushrooms in an even layer and allow to sear without stirring for 3-4 minutes. When golden, flip and toss mushrooms every 3-4 minutes up to 10 minutes reducing heat as needed to prevent scorching making sure all sides are golden. A minute before removing the mushrooms from the heat, toss in the garlic and stir well. Remove the mushrooms from heat and toss with 1 tsp of parsley. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the goat cheese, cream cheese, rosemary and lemon juice. Process until smooth and light.
  • Spread whipped cheese on the cooled crostini, top with a spoonful of mushrooms, parsley, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Serve at room temperature.


If oyster mushrooms aren't available try crimini, or chanterelles.
The mushrooms can be seared up to two days ahead of when needed and the whipped goat cheese up to one week prior to use. Store both in the refrigerator in a lidded containers.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg