How to make garlic mushrooms on toast

Garlic butter mushrooms on toast recipe

What better way to start the day than with buttery garlic mushrooms on toast? Not only is this recipe super quick and easy to make, but you can enjoy this dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch and even dinner!

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Are mushrooms good for you?

I’m always surprised to hear there’s a bit of a divide when it comes to mushrooms – it’s like Marmite (or Vegemite) – you love them, or you don’t. The great news is that mushrooms are jam-packed with nutritional benefits including fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid), keeping your heart healthy, aids digestion, maintains healthy-looking skin and good for the nervous system. They are also low in calories and sodium, cholesterol-free and fat-free.

Which mushrooms should I buy?

There is a wide range of mushrooms available to buy from your local supermarket or fruit and veg shop. The type of mushrooms you use depends on your personal preference, but I like to use a variety of button mushrooms, cup mushrooms and King Oyster Mushrooms, due to their meaty texture.

Some of the popular mushrooms to consider include:

  • Cup Mushrooms
  • Brown Mushrooms
  • White Mushrooms
  • Brown Portabella Mushrooms
  • White Button Mushrooms
  • Shitake Mushrooms
  • Porcini Mushrooms
  • King Oyster Mushrooms
  • Enoki Mushrooms

However, beware of foraging for mushrooms. Although many mushrooms are edible, many are poisonous and dangerous for human consumption, so unless you know what you’re looking for, I recommend sticking to your local supermarket.

How to store mushrooms?

To help keep your mushrooms fresher for longer, store them in the fridge in their original packaging or a paper bag before use. However, to naturally increase the vitamin D in your mushrooms, consider placing them gill-side up on a windowsill in the sunshine for one to two hours. This is particularly good to do in winter to boost your vitamin D levels.

How to cook your mushrooms?

There are many ways to cook mushrooms – sauté, grill or placed in the oven. However, research suggests that a shorter cooking time ensures that mushrooms retain more of their vitamins and nutrients.

Garlic Butter Mushrooms on Toast Recipe | Serves 2 | Easy | 10 Minutes


  • 4 Slices of bread (Sourdough, wholemeal, multigrain, olive)
  • 350g mixed mushrooms (King Oyster, Cup, Shitake and Enoki are my favourites), sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 50g butter
  • Approx. 8 chives, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. Toast the bread I a toaster or under the grill.
  2. Add the butter into a frying pan over a medium to low heat. Once the butter starts to melt, add in the chopped garlic and fry for approx. one minute before adding in the mushrooms. Gently toss the mushrooms in the pan to coat in the garlic butter mixture and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft. Throw in half of the chopped chives and stir together.
  3. Place the garlic mushrooms onto the toasts. Season with salt and pepper and top with the remaining chives. Serve immediately.

Sourdough Loaf

Toast your Sourdough Bread

Add mushrooms to pan

Toss mushrooms with garlic butter

Add chopped chives to garlic butter mushrooms

Garlic butter mushrooms on toast recipe

Other Great Mushrooms on Toast Ideas

  • Instead of chives, add chopped parsley instead.
  • Add in crème fraiche into the garlic butter mushroom mix, to make it creamier.
  • Add a dash of Tabasco sauce or chilli for a kick of heat.
  • Add a teaspoon of Soy sauce or sherry to the butter sauce.

What to eat with mushrooms on toast?

  • Serve with sauteed spinach and sundried tomatoes
  • Add two poached eggs for a more wholesome breakfast option
  • Crispy bacon or sliced ham
  • Smoked salmon (I like Huon)
  • Grilled asparagus and a cooked tomato