Italian Mushroom and Cheese Side Dish

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by SkipperSy

This recipe uses fresh white button mushrooms, has a touch of Italian flavors and topped with Mozzarella cheese. If you are looking for a fast, easy and tasty side dish to make, then this is the one to try and enjoy.

Top Review by Sharon123

This was very good, but I did add more lemon, paprika and sherry to up the flavor a little. Served with brown rice. Thanks and good luck!

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Roast 6 garlic cloves (see RecipeZaar for various recipes) , chop and set aside.
  3. Brush and clean the mushrooms as needed and then cut the big ones in half, set aside.
  4. In a small cup add the cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water to form a mixture, set aside.
  6. In a Teflon or large pan add the onions and butter and sauté for several minutes, until the onions starts to turn brown.
  7. Then add the roasted garlic cloves and stir for another minute.
  8. Next add the mushrooms and cook stir for about 5 minutes covered.
  9. Add the sherry, thyme, oregano, tomato paste and toss, then cook for about 10-15 minutes covered; that is, until the mushrooms are half of their original size.
  10. Add the bell peppers, salt to taste and cook for another minute.
  11. Add the cornstarch & water mixture and stir until the sauce thickens and clings to the mushrooms.
  12. Add the Mozzarella cheese on top, cover for 1 or 2 minutes until the cheese starts to melt.
  13. Then sprinkle the paprika, lemon zest all around (do not toss).
  14. Serve as a side dish and enjoy.

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