Baked Mushrooms with Goats Cheese 

Makes six.


This is one of the first dishes I started making when I moved out of home. I like it because the process to prepare the dish is quick and no-fuss, and while you bake the mushrooms, you can get on with other things. I should also mention that baked mushrooms with goats cheese are incredibly flavoursome, and filling! The combination of the goats cheese with the sweetness of the balsamic glaze, and the texture of the fuller field mushroom just works.

I recommend experimenting with the filling and tailoring it to your own tastes by adding different herbs and finely diced vegetables like zucchini. Although it is better suited as a starter, this can make a beautiful dish on its own. If you’d like to serve it as a main, bake two to three field mushrooms per person and serve them on a bed of potato or parsnip mash with a good helping of salad or greens.


JC x



The mushrooms ‘pre-oven’ with the goats cheese mixture


6 large field mushrooms

1 large garlic clove

2 large basil leaves

Paprika, ground

1 sprig of thyme

1-2 stems of coriander

1/4 medium chilli (red preferably)

Meredith Dairy Marinated Goats Cheese (I generally use half of the cheese in a 320g jar)

Olive oil

Cracked pepper

Balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar


baked-mushrooms-with-goats-cheese-recipe-bakedThe golden beauties


Set your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Line a small to medium sized oven tray with baking paper.

Brush the Mushrooms clean of any debris/earth and put aside.

Chop the garlic clove, chilli and herbs, then mix together with the goats cheese by hand or with a spoon.

Press the mixture around the stalk and into the inverted cap of the mushrooms.

and place the mushrooms in it. Sprinkle each mushroom with some ground paprika.

Drizzle olive oil and add cracked pepper.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden.

Allow the mushrooms to cool slightly (best served warm) and add a drizzle of balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar.

Serve as a starter or as a main dish!



Notes: Try chopping nuts or breadcrumbs into the goats cheese mixture, or use different cheeses like blue vein for extra flavour.