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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

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving509
Total Fat25g39%
Sugar13gN/A
Saturated9g47%
Cholesterol49mg16%
Protein23g46%
Carbs50g17%
Vitamin A127µg14%
Vitamin B120.8µg12.7%
Vitamin B60.3mg17.1%
Vitamin C10mg17%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K75µg94%
Calcium360mg36%
Fiber5g21%
Folate (food)85µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)110µg27%
Folic acid15µgN/A
Iron4mg22%
Magnesium61mg15%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg42%
Phosphorus379mg54%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium675mg19%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg43.4%
Sodium726mg30%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg28.2%
Zinc3mg21%