Brandied Mushroom Dip

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Cucina Casalingo

This starter is delicious served as a dip with bread or vegetables. It’s substantial enough to take along on a picnic as a light entrée, along with bread, cheese, strawberries, and a bottle of spicy white wine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 12 lb mushroom, finely chopped
  • 12 cup roasted red pepper, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 ounces ham, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cognac
  • 2 teaspoons dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and then sauté onions until they just start to turn tender and translucent – about 5 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms, red peppers, ham, and parsley; cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add Cognac and stir until it has evaporated a bit – about 90 seconds.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve warm or chilled.

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