Mushroom Fontina Melt

Mushroom Fontina Melt
Staff Writer

Suzanne Lehrer

Mushroom, shallot, and melted cheese is a match made in sandwich heaven. Shallots and balsamic vinegar add a bit of sharp bite, and fontina has natural notes of woodsy earthiness, making it the perfect thing to melt on top. 

2
Servings
231
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8  Ounces  mixed mushrooms, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4  Teaspoons  canola oil
  • shallot, diced
  • 3  Tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh mixed herbs, such as thyme, parsley, and tarragon
  • large slices bread, such as Tuscan bread
  • 3  Ounces  Fontina cheese

Directions

Heat a saute pan until hot. Add the mushrooms, lower the heat to medium, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Cook until mushrooms release liquid and start to brown and wilt, 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon oil and continue cooking until mushrooms are softened. Add the shallots and saute for 3 minutes longer, adding more oil if needed. Pour in the vinegar and cook until absorbed, about 2 minutes. Stir in the herbs.

Spread some of the oil onto 1 side of the bread slices, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Heat the remaining oil in a large saute pan. Lay the cheese over 2 of the bread slices, and top evenly with the mushrooms. Add all 4 bread slices to the pan. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, and then cover and continue cooking until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes longer. Assemble and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
87mg
9%
Choline, total
37mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
212mg
30%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
205mg
14%
Water
155g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Mushroom Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Mushroom Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.