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All Recipes, Tapas / June 10, 2022

Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms that MELT In Your Mouth | Easy 20 Minute Recipe

These Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms are packed with flavors, super easy to make and all done in just 20 minutes. Serve them as a tapas appetizer, as a side dish or pour them over your favorite protein. Either way, the flavors of these mushrooms will blow you away.

Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms
What makes these mushrooms so good is the technique on how you cook them. First you sauté them until they´re tender, which will release all their water content (mushrooms are 92% water!). Then you raise the heat to a medium-high heat and go for a couple minutes. This will make the water get reabsorbed by the mushrooms, giving them a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms
I used large button mushrooms to make this recipe, but you can also use the regular kind or even portobello mushrooms. Whichever way you go, make sure to cut the mushrooms into thick slices that are 1/4 inch (.625 cm) thick. This ensures the mushrooms keep their meaty texture.

Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used a mild Manchego cheese that easily melts. However, you can use any cheese you like. Just make sure it´s a cheese that easily melts. Such as havarti or mozzarella. If you see your cheese is not melting, add the pan into the broiler for a couple of minutes.

Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make these Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms

Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms that MELT In Your Mouth

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 216 kcal


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 9 large button mushrooms 1.25 lbs / .5 kg
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .5 grams
  • 1 cup finely grated Manchego cheese 120 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large nonstick fry pan with a medium heat

  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the cloves garlic, finely chop the handful of fresh parsley, finely grate 1 cup of Manchego cheese, add the mushrooms into a strainer, give them a quick rinse under cold water, then pat them completely dry and slice them into 1/4 inch (.625 cm) thick slices

  3. Add 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil into the hot pan, immediately add in the sliced garlic, mix continuously, after 1 minute and the garlic is lightly sauteed, remove from the pan and set aside

  4. Add the sliced mushrooms into the same pan, mix together so all the mushrooms are coated in the olive oil, then place them in a flat layer, mix every 60 to 90 seconds

  5. After 5 minutes and the mushrooms are tender, raise the heat to a medium-high heat and go for 2 minutes without mixing, this will ensure all the liquid in the pan that has been released from the mushrooms gets reabsorbed by the mushrooms

  6. Once there is virtually no liquid left in the pan, about 2 minutes, turn off the heat, add in the sauteed garlic, 1/2 tsp dried thyme and season with sea salt & black pepper, quickly mix together, then add in the grated cheese, place a lid on the pan and let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted

  7. Once the cheese is fully melted, remove the pan from the stove top, sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms that MELT In Your Mouth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 442mg19%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 236mg24%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ramya

    cant wait to make this for me next week after work can i use vegan cheese i never had cheesy garlic mushrooms before i love mushrooms sooooooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    10 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Ramya 🙂 Much love

      10 . Jun . 2022

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