Cheesy Mushroom Bake

  • 15MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 177KCAL

Creamy, garlicky mushrooms with a golden crumb topping – this Cheesy Mushroom Bake might be the ultimate slimming friendly side dish!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories177
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat8.3g
  • Saturates5g
  • Sugars2.4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This mushroom side dish is definitely not just for vegetarians! It’s super versatile and it can be served with so many of our favourite dinner recipes. 

Garlic and mushrooms are a classic combination, and this Cheesy Mushroom Bake brings them together in a creamy, cheesy sauce. 

Rather than using actual cream and adding lots of extra calories, we’ve used some light cream cheese to make the sauce – you’d never know the difference!

Finished with a crunchy breadcrumb and parmesan topping, this dish is so moreish and delicious. 

What diets is this Cheesy Mushroom Bake suitable for?

This Cheesy Mushroom Bake recipe is suitable for vegetarians as long as you switch the Parmesan to a vegetarian hard cheese. 

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap the bread for a gluten free version. 

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheesy Mushroom Bake recipe?

  • This Cheesy Mushroom Bake recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Green.
  • This Cheesy Mushroom Bake recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Blue.
  • This Cheesy Mushroom Bake recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cheesy Mushroom Bake?

Nope! This recipe is really easy and all the ingredients are readily available in your usual supermarket. 

How many calories are in this Cheesy Mushroom Bake?

There are 177 calories per portion in this Cheesy Mushroom Bake recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a low-medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

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Step 3

In a small jug or mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, water, thyme and garlic granules. Season with salt and pepper and leave to one side.

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Step 4

Add the bread to a food processor and whizz into breadcrumbs. Add the Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs and stir to combine.

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Step 5

Once the mushrooms have turned lightly golden and softened, add them to an ovenproof dish. Pour over the cream cheese mixture and stir to coat the mushrooms.

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Step 6

Sprinkle over the breadcrumb mixture and pop in the oven for 10 minutes. The top should be crispy and lightly golden.

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What could I serve with this Cheesy Mushroom Bake?

Almost anything goes with this recipe! 

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How do you know when Cheesy Mushroom Bake is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Cheesy Mushroom Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes or until the topping is crispy and golden. 

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Cheesy Mushroom Bake in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid. 

You can keep leftovers of Cheesy Mushroom Bake in the fridge for approximately 3 days.

Can I freeze Cheesy Mushroom Bake?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Cheesy Mushroom Bake?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 3-5 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat from chilled as above. 

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Cheesy Mushroom Bake

Creamy, garlicky mushrooms with a golden crumb topping - this Cheesy Mushroom Bake might be the ultimate slimming friendly side dish!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 177
  • Carbs 13G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 600 g button mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 4 g fresh thyme leaves removed from stalks
  • 3 tbsp light cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • 25 ml boiling water
  • 2 slices brown bread
  • 20 g Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 30 g reduced fat Cheddar cheese finely grated
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

Frying pan

Mixing bowl

Ovenproof dish

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a low-medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small jug or mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, water, thyme and garlic granules. Season with salt and pepper and leave to one side.
  4. Add the bread to a food processor and whizz into breadcrumbs. Add the Cheddar and Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
  5. Once the mushrooms have turned lightly golden and softened, add them to an ovenproof dish. Pour over the cream cheese mixture and stir to coat the mushrooms.
  6. Sprinkle over the breadcrumb mixture and pop in the oven for 10 minutes. The top should be crispy and lightly golden.

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Recipe notes

Tip! If you don't have a food processor you can use a box grater to make the breadcrumbs.

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