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Crostini Recipe with Fresh Mushrooms, Garlic, and Herbs

This crostini recipe makes a great healthy appetizer. The mushroom crotini have incredible flavour! They're easy to make and will impress your guests.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword crostini recipe, mushroom appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 112kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 16 slices (approximately 1/2) whole grain baguette

For the Cream Cheese Spread:

  • 4 oz low-fat cream cheese use high-fat if you prefer, softened to room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

For the Mushrooms:

  • 220 g Canadian crimini mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • fresh chives for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with some parchment paper. (I love these pre-cut parchment paper sheets.) Slice the 1/2 baguette into 16 thin slices and arrange them on the baking sheet.
  • Place sheet into preheated oven and toast the baguette slices for 5-7 minutes, or until they've reached a light golden brown colour.
  • Meanwhile, place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and add the basil, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Using a microplane zester (or a very fine grater), grate the clove of garlic into the bowl. Mix the ingredients together very well using a spoon or a rubber spatula until well combined; set mixture aside.
  • Check your baguettes and remove pan from oven when they're toasted.
  • Set a large skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil, the mushrooms, the salt and pepper, and the thyme. Saute the mushrooms in the oil and spices for a few minutes just until they begin to soften slightly and release some of their juices.
  • Turn the heat down to medium low and add the wine. Cover the pan and let the mushrooms cook in the wine for several minutes, until they've softened completely and turned a rich, dark brown colour.
  • Spread a generous dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto each baguette slice and top with several pieces of the sauteed mushrooms warm from the pan.
  • Garnish with a few fresh chives, and serve!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg