Mushroom Fontina Melt

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Mushroom Fontina Melt
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
509
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
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mixed herbs, such as thyme, parsley, and tarragon
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
50g
17%
Vitamin A
127µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.7%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.1%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
75µg
94%
Calcium
360mg
36%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
85µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
110µg
27%
Folic acid
15µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
42%
Phosphorus
379mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
675mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
43.4%
Sodium
726mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28.2%
Zinc
3mg
21%

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