Fresh Mushroom Appetizer
Use a variety of mushrooms in this gourmet appetizer for ultimate flavor.
1 1/2 cups
8 ounces (2 1/2 cups) mushrooms (porcini, shiitake, oyster, crimini etc.), finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/3 cup chicken broth
4 ounces cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 tablespoons roasted red pepper, chopped*
1 tablespoon chopped chives or green onion
Chopped green onion, if desired
Chopped red bell pepper, if desired
Crackers or cracker bread
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high until sizzling; add mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup green onions and garlic. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add chicken broth. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool completely.
Place mushroom mixture into bowl; add cream cheese, softened butter, red pepper and chives. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Spoon mixture into serving dish. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Garnish with chopped green onion and roasted red pepper, if desired. Serve with crackers or cracker bread.
*Substitute 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento.
If using dried wild mushrooms, follow soaking directions on package. Drain well before chopping.
Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Recipe #16091©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.