Mushroom - Thyme Toasts

  • Serves: 4; 2 toast triangles and 2 tablespoons mushroom filling per serving


Try these toasts when you want a tantalizing snack or appetizer or a sophisticated accompaniment to a soup or salad lunch.


Cooking spray
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, such as button, shiitake, wood ear, oyster, or a combination, stems removed from shiitakes
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 very thin slices whole-wheat bread, halved diagonally
2 tablespoons shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the broiler.

Lightly spray a medium skillet with cooking spray. Cook the mushrooms and garlic over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the thyme, water, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently.

Arrange the bread triangles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil about 4 inches from the heat for about 1 minute, or until the tops are toasted. Turn over. Broil for about 1 minute, or until toasted. Remove from the oven. Spoon the mushroom mixture over each triangle. Sprinkle with the Parmesan. Broil for about 1 minute, or until the Parmesan is melted. Serve hot or warm.

Cook's Tip

To clean mushrooms, use a mushroom brush or wipe them with a damp cloth or paper towels. Never soak them in water, because they are very absorbent and may become mushy.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
1.0 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.5 g
2 mg
110 mg
7 g
1 g
1 g
3 g

Dietary Exchanges

12 starch

This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program.  Recipe copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere, and at


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