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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Mushrooms on toast is one of the best meals for a quick and delicious lunch or supper. These creamy garlic mushrooms served with granary toast on a bed of watercress are packed full of flavour and nutrition.

I’ve always been a big fan of mushrooms, I can’t help myself. When I was asked to feature a recipe for creamy garlic mushrooms on my blog, it took me a whole two seconds to decide. It’s slightly indulgent, but mushrooms with garlic and cream is probably my favourite way to eat these delicious fungi.

Sunrise Senior Living specialise in assisted living in the UK. They have created a number of nutritious and tasty recipes that are not only suitable for the elderly, but can be enjoyed by just about anyone. I’ve adapted one of their recipes to make these creamy garlic mushrooms.

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

As there was only CT and I to cook for, I halved the quantity of the original recipe. Despite this, we both had a fairly substantial weekend lunch out of it. Not only was it filling, but it was quite delicious too. With plenty of watercress, parsley and garlic thrown into the mix, it felt as though it was doing us good.

I ended up using chestnut mushrooms instead of the white button ones suggested in the original recipe. But really this is the sort of recipe that you could use most mushrooms in.

Rather than the cream, I used homemade crème fraîche instead. I just happened to have some in the fridge and I thought it would give an added dimension with its slight sour notes. But either would work well. I used sherry rather than white wine as I didn’t want to open a bottle specially for this. Sherry brings a lovely sweet note, which marries well with the crème fraîche and mushrooms.

There’s plenty of fat in the recipe already, so I reckoned the suggested butter on the toast wasn’t really needed. I omitted it.

Serving Ideas

Serve on a bed of watercress or green salad of your choice for extra nutrition and a well balanced meal. Although mushrooms on toast makes for the speediest option, you could also serve these creamy garlic mushrooms on a bed of rice or on a jacket potato. They’d also make a fabulous pasta sauce.

Other Mushroom Recipes You Might Like

For alternative quick and nourishing lunch ideas, you’ll find a few recipes in the Tin and Thyme Lunch category.

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

A quick and delicious lunch or supper, packed full of flavour and nutrition.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch, Supper
Cuisine: British
Keyword: mushrooms, parsley, watercress
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 150 g mushrooms of your choice (I used chestnut mushrooms)
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 1 small onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coarse grain mustard
  • 30 ml sherry
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 100 ml crème fraîche
  • 10 g flat leaf parsley - finely chopped plus a couple of extra sprigs for garnish.
  • 4 slices granary bread
  • 60 g watercress or green salad of choice
  • tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Clean and roughly chop the mushrooms.
  • Heat half of the oil in a non stick pan and sauté half the onion over a medium heat until soft. Add the mushrooms and fry until slightly caramelised. Remove from the pan.
  • Heat the remaining oil and fry the onion until golden.
  • Add the mustard, sherry, garlic and crème fraîche and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add the parsley and season to taste.
  • Stir in the mushrooms and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Toast the bread, cut into triangles and arrange on two plates.
  • Spoon the mushrooms over the top, garnish with paprika and parsley sprigs and serve with the watercress.


For a lighter lunch, this could serve 3-4 people. Use cream instead of crème fraîche if desired.
Although mushrooms on toast makes for the speediest option, you could also serve these creamy garlic mushrooms on a bed of rice or on a jacket potato. They'd also make a fabulous pasta sauce.
Adapted from Taste of Sunrise
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1752IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Janie

    27th March 2015 at 8:33 am

    Not only does the dish look scrummy but the photo is excellent Choclette, really really beautiful and make me want to dive right in! 🙂
    Janie x

    • Choclette

      27th March 2015 at 8:49 am

      Ah thank you Janie, coming from you, that is a compliment indeed 🙂

  2. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    27th March 2015 at 9:07 am

    I do like the idea of the sourness of the creme fraiche to cut through the richness of the cream. Lovely!

    • Choclette

      27th March 2015 at 9:59 am

      Yes, I think it works really well Helen. Thank you.

  3. fashion-mommy

    27th March 2015 at 9:11 am

    Have to say mushrooms are my most hated food, can’t even stand the smell of them. But they are one of my hubby’s faves so may pass this on to him (he’s the cook in our house!)


    • Choclette

      27th March 2015 at 10:00 am

      Your husband will certainly enjoy them if you don’t – thanks for commenting.

  4. Linda Hobbis

    27th March 2015 at 9:21 am

    Looks delicious. I like the idea of special recipes to encourage the elderly to cook nutritious dishes rather than highly processed ready meals.

    • Choclette

      27th March 2015 at 10:00 am

      Hi Linda, I’m with you all the way on that one. Thank you.

  5. Danielle Did What

    27th March 2015 at 10:05 am

    Sounds delicious, I love Mushrooms xx

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:32 am

      In that case Danielle, I expect you’d love this 🙂

  6. Camilla

    27th March 2015 at 10:16 am

    Ooh, yummy this sounds absolutely fabulous, love the sherry/mushroom combo and the creaminess! Fab photo too:-)

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Camilla. I’ve used sherry before to good effect, so thought I’d sub it for the wine.

  7. Sarah

    27th March 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Mushrooms and garlic..heaven on a plate. I would gobble the whole lot!

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:29 am

      Excellent Sarah, I’m all for gobbling up 😉

  8. Lily Lau

    27th March 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I love your recipes, creamy garlic mushrooms… mouth watering right now!

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:28 am

      Thank you Lily. I’m on a fast day today and my mouth is watering at the thought of them too 😉

  9. 35 East Street

    27th March 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I adore mushrooms and will eat them however they come but this sounds delicious! Loving the new blog, well done!

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Sian, glad you like it. I’ve been looking forward to visiting your new site and will do so very soon.

  10. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    27th March 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I love mushrooms too especially big fat portobello ones. The creaminess alongside looks wonderfully decadent, yet the ingredients list as deliciously healthy. Bet they would be lovely as a savoury mille feuille!

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:08 am

      You are so right Kate, they would be great as mille feuille or even in an old fashioned vol au vent.

  11. Munchies and munchkins

    29th March 2015 at 11:02 am

    Can’t beat creamy mushrooms, I often replace cream with creme fraiche – I love the extra dimension of taste you get with it. Great pic too.x

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:05 am

      Thank you. Yes I agree and that slight lemony flavour goes particularly well with mushrooms I find.

  12. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    29th March 2015 at 1:35 pm

    These mushrooms sound great to me, just the sort of thing I would like to whip up for lunch one day. Going to try this as want to encourage my children to eat more meatless meals.

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 9:00 am

      Thanks Lucy, if your kids are happy to eat mushrooms, I suspect they’d enjoy this. Good luck with the meatless meals 🙂

  13. Dom

    29th March 2015 at 6:06 pm

    i’m so glad you’ve started this new non chocolate exclusive blog C… with recipes like this I am totally won over and I know The Viking will be pleased with another cool veggie blog. Looks so delicious x

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Dom, glad you approve and anything to please the Viking 😀

  14. Krati

    29th March 2015 at 7:00 pm

    There is some lovely combinations going on, worth a try..!!

    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Krati – if you like mushrooms, it’s definitely worth a try.

  15. Karen

    31st March 2015 at 3:10 pm

    TRES lush and a perfect entry for cooking with herbs! Karen

    • Choclette

      31st March 2015 at 3:50 pm

      I’m just a little bit addicted to mushrooms on toast Karen, thank you.

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  17. Monika Dabrowski

    14th October 2019 at 11:36 am

    Lovely recipe Choclette, thanks for including mine!

    • Choclette

      14th October 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks Monika. I love mushroom soup, but very rarely make it. Need to remedy this.


    14th October 2019 at 1:54 pm

    These mushrooms look so delicious, I’m just going to have to try them!

    • Choclette

      14th October 2019 at 2:49 pm

      As I was working on this post this morning, I couldn’t resist and ended up making it for lunch.

  19. Kavita Favelle

    15th October 2019 at 6:51 am

    Love the look of this!

    • Choclette

      15th October 2019 at 10:07 am

      It’s delicious. I had something very similar yesterday with some foraged mushrooms and I’m very tempted to make it again today.

  20. Janice

    15th October 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Perfect, I may have this for lunch tomorrow!

    • Choclette

      16th October 2019 at 7:42 am

      I had it for lunch yesterday and the day before with foraged mushrooms. But I’ve run out now, so will have to have a rethink for today.

  21. Jo Allison

    16th October 2019 at 2:12 pm

    These are truly luxurious mushrooms on toast. Love the sound of added sherry. I would happily devour whole lot! 🙂

    • Choclette

      16th October 2019 at 4:03 pm

      For some reason I have several bottles of sherry. I never drink it, but I do use it with mushrooms. Delicious.

  22. louise Clark

    17th October 2019 at 11:03 am

    Fab recipe

    • Choclette

      17th October 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks Louise. It makes for a satisfying and hearty meal – delicious too.


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