Mushrooms, 14-15 ounces, washed and patted dry
Cream Cheese, ¼ cup
Parmesan Cheese, ½ cup
Heavy Cream, ½ cup
Unsalted Butter, 2 tablespoons
Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon
Fresh Garlic, minced, 2 teaspoons
Italian Seasoning, 1 tablespoon
Oregano, ½ teaspoon
Salt, ½ teaspoon
Black Pepper, ½ teaspoon
Fresh Parsley, chopped, ½ tablespoon
On medium-high heat, warm up your favorite 12-inch skillet. Add olive oil, butter, minced garlic, and mushrooms, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are tender. This process should take approximately 5 minutes.
Shift your stove to medium heat, introducing the cream cheese to the pan and stir until it’s fully melted into a creamy mixture.
Next, bring the heat down to a low setting. Now’s the time to incorporate the parmesan cheese, heavy cream, Italian seasoning, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix everything well.
Let this combination simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid sticking.
Take the pan off the heat, finish your dish by sprinkling freshly chopped parsley over the top.
And voila! Your delightful dish of Garlic Mushrooms in Parmesan Cheese is ready to relish.
Serving Size: 1; Yield: 6 servings
Per Serving: Calories: 24 | Total Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 340mg | Sugar: 12g | Protein: 18g
Handy Tips and FAQs:
Feel free to experiment with different types of mushrooms like cremini, button, or shiitake.
You can replace fresh herbs with dried ones. Just use one-third of the recommended amount as dried herbs pack more flavor.
Swap cream cheese with other soft cheeses like Boursin or goat cheese for a unique twist.
For a lighter dish, replace heavy cream with half-and-half or whole milk. Just remember, this may alter the creaminess.
For a vegetarian version, replace butter with plant-based butter or olive oil, and use non-dairy alternatives for heavy cream and cheese.
You can make this dish ahead, sans the parsley, and refrigerate. Reheat gently in a skillet and sprinkle fresh parsley just before serving.
This dish is versatile and pairs well with grilled steak, roasted chicken, pasta, toast, risottos, or even as a filling for omelets or crepes. Don’t forget the crusty bread to soak up the scrumptious sauce.
Enjoy the gastronomical adventure that is Garlic Mushrooms in Parmesan Cheese!