Marmite Mushrooms on Toast

  • 5MINS
  • 8MINS
  • 210KCAL

Love it or hate it, here's a quick and easy breakfast dish that will wake you up with a bang! Ideal for slimming and Weight Watchers diet plans.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories210
  • Carbs23g
  • Protein15g
  • Fat5.9g
  • Saturates3.2g
  • Sugars3.1g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

If you want a quick and easy breakfast that will wake you right up, these Marmite Mushrooms are the dish for you. Super simple to put together with easy to find ingredients, it’s a wonderfully savoury twist on the classic mushrooms on toast! 

There is nothing subtle about the flavours here with intense umami from the Marmite, meaty mushrooms and a rich, creamy sauce to mop up with wholemeal toast. Even better, it’s on the table in less than 15 minutes. It’s also adaptable to many different diets: use gluten free bread, dairy free soft cheese and it still works!

Filling and flavourful, after trying this dish you’ll soon discover that it’s true what they say: you’ll either love it or hate it!

What diets are Marmite Mushrooms on Toast suitable for?

This Marmite Mushrooms on Toast is vegetarian, and can be made suitable for gluten free and vegan diets by swapping out the following ingredients for gluten free and/or vegan alternatives:

  • Marmite (yeast extract)
  • Wholemeal bread
  • Philadelphia Light

You can find vegan alternatives to soft cheese that work really well in this recipe, and can be found in the Free From aisle at the supermarket.

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 Marmite Mushrooms on Toast recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Marmite Mushrooms on Toast recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Marmite Mushrooms on Toast recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Marmite Mushrooms on Toast recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Marmite Mushrooms on Toast?

Nope! You can substitute Philadelphia for a different brand of soft cheese if you’d like, just make sure it’s a lighter version to keep the calories low.

How many calories are in Marmite Mushrooms on Toast?

There are 210 calories per portion in this Marmite Mushrooms on Toast recipe which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Marmite Mushrooms on Toast recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.

Step 2

Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft.

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Step 3

Remove from the heat and add the water and Marmite. Stir well. The residual heat in the pan will allow the Marmite to dissolve.

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Step 4

Pop the bread in the toaster and return the pan to stove on a lower heat.

Step 5

Stir in the Philadelphia Light until well combined and heated through.

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Step 6

Serve the mushrooms over the toast and sprinkle with chopped chives if desired.

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What could I serve with Marmite Mushrooms on Toast?

Marmite Mushrooms on Toast is a substantial and filling breakfast on its own, but if you’d like a larger meal or a share platter, you could serve these too:

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How do you know when this Marmite Mushrooms on Toast is cooked?

You should cook the mushrooms until they’re soft and the soft cheese has melted fully. This takes around 8 minutes on the stove.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Marmite Mushrooms on Toast 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 and chill.  You can keep leftover Marmite Mushrooms on Toast in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. Although the recipe is for a single portion, you can double up the recipe and keep the Marmite mushrooms in the fridge for a quick breakfast another day! 

Can I freeze Marmite Mushrooms on Toast?

The texture of the soft cheese can be affected by freezing, so we’d recommend not freezing this recipe. We’ve given the ingredients for a single portion though, so no need for any food waste here!

How do I reheat Marmite Mushrooms on Toast?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7

minutes until piping hot.

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Marmite Mushrooms on Toast

Love it or hate it, here's a quick and easy breakfast dish that will wake you up with a bang! Ideal for slimming and Weight Watchers diet plans.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    8 MINS
  • KCals 210
  • Carbs 23G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 g mushrooms halved or quartered, depending on size
  • 1 tsp Marmite
  • 40 g Philadelphia Light
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 slice wholemeal bread
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 sprinkle chopped chives (optional) to garnish

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Instructions

  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the water and Marmite. Stir well. The residual heat in the pan will allow the Marmite to dissolve.
  4. Pop the bread in the toaster and return the pan to stove on a lower heat.
  5. Stir in the Philadelphia Light until well combined and heated through.
  6. Serve the mushrooms over the toast and sprinkle with chopped chives if desired.

Recipe notes

Tip: This dish has big, bold flavours. Use half a teaspoon of Marmite if you aren't
used to intense flavours. You can always add more later.

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Pam LeggeSaturday 24th October 2020

These were just delish.

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    HollyMonday 26th October 2020

    Hi Pam , so glad you enjoyed the mushrooms on toast. I’ve had a few times now over the last few weeks!

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MichaelaWednesday 21st October 2020

Is there an average calorie count if I don’t use bread? I have never not like a PON recipe so cant wait to try this.

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    HollyWednesday 21st October 2020

    Hi Michaela, we have a guide HERE on how we work out the calories and nutritional information for all of our recipes. Hope that helps!

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Margaret macleodMonday 19th October 2020

Just loved the marmite mushrooms.

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    HollyMonday 19th October 2020

    Hi Margaret, there has been a lot of love over on our facebook page too! Glad you enjoyed them

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Karen hoeSunday 18th October 2020

Omg mushrooms for breakfast today cant wait for the new book I think I must have cooked every recipe from first two about twenty time just love them .

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    HollyMonday 19th October 2020

    Hey Karen, thanks for your message so glad you have enjoyed the books so far!

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PaulaFriday 16th October 2020

I am allergic to cheese (not diary) could I use yoghurt or creme fraise do you think xx

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    HollyMonday 19th October 2020

    Hi Paula, There is a free from version of cream cheese by Violife called Creamy Original Soft Cheese Alternative which you could try. We haven’t tried this recipe with creme fraise but it should work okay. Hope that helps and let us know how you get on!

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Sue stamperThursday 15th October 2020

Pinch of nom has just become my way of life.
Best books ever.

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    HollyThursday 15th October 2020

    Hey Sue, thanks for your message it’s really nice to hear you enjoy the recipes and books!

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