14 to 15 ounces mushrooms, washed and dried
¼ cup cream cheese
½ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic, freshly minced
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon of oregano
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
In a large 12 inch skillet, add olive oil, butter, garlic and mushrooms over medium-high heat until mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes
Reduce the heat to medium and add the cream cheese and cook until melted
Reduce heat to low and add Parmesan heavy cream and Italian seasoning, oregano, salt and pepper
Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often
Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley before serving
YIELD: 6 SERVING: 1
Amount per serving: CALORIES: 24 | TOTAL FAT: 12 g | SATURATED FATS: 8g | TRANS FAT: 4g | CHOLESTEROL: 242mg | SODIUM: 340mg | SUGAR: 12g | PROTEIN: 18g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different types of mushrooms for this recipe?
Yes, you can use different types of mushrooms for this recipe. Popular choices include cremini, button, or shiitake mushrooms. However, you can also experiment with other varieties, depending on your preference.
Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh?
Yes, you can use dried herbs instead of fresh. When using dried herbs, remember to use them in smaller amounts, as they are more concentrated in flavor. As a general rule, use about one-third the amount of fresh herbs when replacing with dried herbs.
Can I replace the cream cheese with another type of cheese?
Yes, you can substitute the cream cheese for other types of cheese if you prefer. Soft cheeses like Boursin or goat cheese can work well in this recipe.
Keep in mind that different cheeses will impart different flavors and textures to the dish.
Can I replace the heavy cream with a lighter alternative?
Yes, you can replace the heavy cream with a lighter alternative, such as half and half or whole milk, if you prefer a lighter version of the dish. Keep in mind that the sauce may be slightly less creamy and rich compared to heavy cream.
How to make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can replace the butter with a vegetable butter substitute or olive oil.
Additionally, you can use a non-dairy alternative for heavy cream, such as coconut cream or almond milk. Choose a vegetarian-friendly parmesan or use a dairy-free alternative for cheese.
Can I prepare this dish in advance and reheat it?
Although garlic mushrooms with fresh parmesan cheese are best enjoyed, you can prepare the components in advance. Cook mushrooms and sauce as directed, but omit parsley.
Let the dish cool, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Heat gently in a skillet over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.
What are some serving suggestions for Mushrooms with Garlic and Parmesan?
Garlic Mushrooms in Parmesan can be served as an accompaniment to grilled steak, roast chicken or pasta. It can also be enjoyed as a topping for toast, mixed into risottos or pasta dishes, or used as a topping for omelettes or pancakes.
Serve it with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. The versatility of this dish allows for various serving options based on personal preference.