Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Crostini with Feta & Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread

My lovely neighbor Cheryl has a delicious recipe for a Feta Cheese and Roasted Garlic Spread (click here for link) that I love. I used her base recipe and twisted it a bit to make it my own. We were at our friends house on the Trask River (near Tillamook, Oregon) this weekend enjoying some down time. I wanted to make a tasty appetizer while my friend Currie made a delicious dinner of stuffed pork chops and roasted asparagus. I did half of them with feta cheese and half with goat cheese. We gobbled them up quickly… they were a huge hit with everyone.

  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese (I used low fat)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream (I used non fat)
  • 1/2 head of roasted garlic, chopped (click here for recipe)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms, white or cremini, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 baguette, sliced thinly

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine feta cheese, sour cream, 1/2 head of roasted garlic, salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and spray tops with cooking spray. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp butter over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 15-20 minutes until caramelized. Remove from pan and set aside. Re-heat the pan over medium high heat adding remaining 1/2 tsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp butter. Add mushrooms and saute until golden brown. Add the onions back into the pan with the mushrooms and heat through – season with salt. Spread the feta mixture evenly onto the crostini then top with a spoonful of mushrooms and onions. Eat & enjoy!

If you want to do the goat cheese spread too:

  • 1/2 cup of goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 head of roasted garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


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12 Responses to “Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Crostini with Feta & Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread”

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    utenzi — June 24, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    These look very good, Pam. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love feta cheese and this will give me a new way to use it.

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    Mel — June 24, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

    I StumbledUpon your recipe and can’t wait to try it….i love that you put a printable link to it. Thanks for sharing. I really like you blog…

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    recipes2share — June 24, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

    This makes a beautiful drinks nibble…much better than nuts & chips. Thank you!

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    vibi — June 24, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

    I’m sorry to have to say it but … OH! MY GOD! I almost fell off my chair: everything my tummy loves twirled onto one little piece of toast!
    That’s a keeper for sure!

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    Susan/Wild Yeast — June 24, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

    These look so delicious!

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    Julia — June 24, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

    Would it be rude if I invited myself over? That looks sooo good!!

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    Paula — June 24, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

    Y.U.M. – what a gorgeous recipe. Those toasts look amazing.

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    The Food Monster — June 25, 2008 @ 1:47 am

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    Wow, those look incredible. Bruschetta, but with a different take. I will try these next time I have feta in the house. Nothing like caramlized onions and mushrooms, which are my favorite part of a phillysteak. Thank you for the recipe!

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    Kevin — June 25, 2008 @ 1:49 am

    Those sound so good! What a great combination of flavours!

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    Jan — June 25, 2008 @ 3:47 am

    Gosh, Pam, my list of “I must try this” from your blog is getting longer and longer.

    But that does look and sound too munchable for words.

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    nicole — June 25, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

    This does look and sound so good. Mushrooms, cheese,onions and roasted garlic..YUM!

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — June 14, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    OMG. These look and sound delicious. LOVE roasted garlic and mushrooms on Crostini and the herb cheese spread base sounds fantastic! :)

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