Creative Cooking Italian Recipe

Heather's Pictorial Bruschetta with Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe

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This Italian appetizer was made in Creative Cooking class in March, 2013. I decided to choose this recipe because it seemed simple to prepare and create. Also I had never had Italian Bruschetta before and I love to eat mushrooms.


Total time: 26 minutes

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 16 minutes

Recipe Yield

For this recipe the yield is between 4 and 6 servings


  • Italian Bread, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra if needed
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound of mixed mushrooms, sliced (recommended: shiitake, portobello, crimini)
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and freshly chopped
  • 1 small handful fresh thyme, leaves picked and freshly chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Oven
  • Stove top

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F

Step 2

Cut Italian bread into 1/2" (.5 inches) slices
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Step 3

Place slices of bread onto a cookie sheet. Put cookie sheet into oven for 3 minutes. Then turn slices of bread onto the other side and place back into oven for 3 minutes. Take out to cool afterward.

Step 4

Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 5

Chop garlic

Step 6

Once the olive oil is hot, add the garlic and saute until fragrant.

Step 7

Wash and dry mushrooms. Then cut mushrooms into even slices. I chose portabellas as the type of mushroom to use.

Step 8

Add mushrooms, salt and pepper, and another sprinkling of olive oil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes while stirring often.

Step 9

Pick leaves off of parsley and thyme. Chop both parsley and thyme.

Step 10

Add parsley and thyme. Cook for another 5 minutes.
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Step 11

Serve mushrooms on top of bread slices.


  • instead of the oven you can also use a toaster or put bread slices on the grill to toast
  • dress with extra salt, pepper, or olive oil when serving for flavor


Some steps were different but credit goes to Cooking Channel. The link is listed below: