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December 10, 2012

Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This sandwich is not for the faint hearted and for all those who are working out to lose weight, so please just drool and pass on.... This is loaded with two main goodness that life bestowed upon us, Cheese and Butter and I’m sure that you will be celebrated by your kids when you present them with this loaded sandwich. I do make a very mean egg sandwich, mind you. As the younger one’s school adhere to strict vegetarian food in their school which means absolutely no eggs, he gets to eat egg sandwich either for breakfast or as the evening snack after play time at least three times a week.
Mushroom Sandwich
So, when Avant Garde Cookies decided to make sandwiches for this month, I wanted to make something different that I have not attempted before. Thanks to the fully stocked refrigerator the previous day that I ended up making this one. Though I had no idea what I wanted to do, the moment my eyes fell upon the carton of mushrooms the sandwich started shaping up. I just went about adding and discarding what would go well with it and finally ended up making this awesome sandwich 3 days in a row. Smile
Mushroom N Cheese Sandwich

Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Makes: 3


  • Sandwich bread – 6 slices
  • Onion, medium – 2
  • Button Mushrooms – 150 gms
  • Garlic cheese spread – 3 tbsp  (See Notes)
  • Cheddar cheese, grated – 1 cup
  • Mixed dried herbs – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Pepper – to taste
  • Butter – 5 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste


1. Apply butter on all the bread slices on just one side and keep aside.
2. Heat a pan with 1 tsp of butter and oil. Add finely grated onion and sauté till it turns pink. Now add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for a minute.
3. The mushrooms will start to wilt and start to leave water. Now season with pepper and salt and cook till all the moisture is dried up.
4. Take off heat. Now add mixed dried herbs, garlic cheese spread, grated cheese, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
5. Heat a pan and grease with butter. Place one slice of bread, with the buttered side facing the pan.
6. Place some mushroom mixture, apply evenly and close with another bread slice with the buttered side facing up.
7. Grill on high flame till the cheese gets melted completely. When done, flip and grill on the other side till brown. Remove and cut into triangles if preferred.
8. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Grilled Cheese N Mushroom Sandwich
While my younger prefers lightly toasted bread for his sandwich, the elder one prefers a well grilled one, even better for him if it gives a burnt smell. To get that, wait till the bread browns and the cheese melts and then simmer flame completely, add either butter or oil around the sides and grill till the bread browns well and becomes crunchy. Repeat the same for the other side too.


  • I used cheddar cheese. Use any cheese you have at hand.
  • You can use any flavored cheese spread or totally skip it.
  • If you do not have cheese spread at hand, add finely chopped garlic before adding onion.
  • Do not use sweet bread or milk bread for making this sandwich.
  • You can also add capsicum along with mushrooms as they both go well together.
  • The dried herbs imparts an amazing flavor, so do not skip it.
This is off to Avant Garde Cookies


  1. That looks really appetising! I love button mushroom with cheese on bread :)

  2. I'm never one to go on a diet..so simple and good!

  3. I have to make this for my mushroom loving husband and son

  4. i m so drooling Radhika... i m just wishing for the nth time that i had mushrooms now...

  5. Hearty and healthy sandwich.. Am game for sandwich anytime.. :)

  6. ohhhhh that is so tempting and delicious!!!
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  7. what dried herbs did you use?

  8. I do make this often, I have to think to make something new everyday as My kids lunch box is only bread, I love your clicks they are too tempting, amazing clicks...

  9. Very tempting and healthy sandwich.....

  10. Yummy and super cheesy sandwich,am love with it.

  11. filling sounds so delicious n healthy...the bread looks very appetizing!

  12. I love mushroom sandwich...but I don't toast bread with butter. Love it...

  13. Hey this looks very tempting and is making me hungry!
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  14. Radhi, I was seeing this recipe an hour back and samyu who was standing beside me said mom, why don't you make this tonight ? it is a kid pleaser totally ! and am sure it would have tasted swell

  15. Yummy and that's a perfect filler...

  16. This is a delicious sandwitch idea to start the day with a nutritious breakfast.

  17. I totally loved this version... I m a mushroom lover wud love to have a bite of it now :D

  18. Yummy .......perfect sandwich for the breakfast !!!!

  19. can feel the crunchy bread!! filling looks yummy too!!

  20. this is my favourite sandwich! Love it anytime

  21. Hi Radhika..first time here..love all your recipes..happy to follow your website...

  22. Oh this looks amazing! This time of year I don't worry about my waistline and I eat what looks good. Weight worries are for 2013! Thanks for making lunches tasty!


  23. Made a mushroom sandwich yesterday radhika... the core idea like yours. did not have cream chease..so made small changes. kid loved it.

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  25. i love sandwich and try different varieties !

  26. Tried it! It was amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you for the feedback Safa Basheer. Glad you liked it.

  27. dear radhika, had this one for breakfast today with watermelon juice and i tell you i went straight to heaven ! the husband who usually finishes his breakfast in a few gulps actually looked up long enough to say ' issh ghu" and later, when all was chewed and done with, articulated a little more clearly "that was good". and i said a'la an advertisement for you " thank Tickling Palates " :-) as always Radhika, you are a star and i'm grateful i found this page :-)

    1. Thank you very much for your feedback Devi and your sweet words are a big boost to me. Keep visiting and happy cooking.


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