Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

A delicious Italian appetizer that you will surely fall in love with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut circles out of bread slices w/2inch round cutter.
  3. Melt 3 tbsp butter in small saucepan.
  4. Brush both sides of bread circles lightly w/butter.
  5. Bake bread circles on ungreased baking sheet 5 to 6 minutes per side until golden.
  6. Remove to wire rack.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Increase oven temp to 425°F.
  9. Melt remaining 2 tbsp butter in small saucepan.
  10. Stir in flour; cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly.
  11. Whisk in milk; cook and stir 1 minute or until sauce thickens and bubbles (sauce will be very thick). Take off heat, and add mushrooms to sauce, 3 tbsp cheese, salt and black pepper, and stir until well blended.
  12. Spread heaping tbs mushrooms mixture on top of each toast round; place on ungreased baking sheet.
  13. Sprinkle remaining 3 tbsp cheese over canapes, dividing evenly.
  14. Garnish w/black and green olive slices, and bell peppers.
  15. Bake 5-7 minutes until tops are light brown.
  16. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

We love the flavor - tasty, easy to make and not too expensive (even if they taste like you spent hours in the kitchen) I used a European loaf of white bread, cut off the crust and then cut the slice into different shapes, four per slice. Garnished with chopped black olives and a piece of pimiento. I doubled the recipe, froze some on a cookie sheet , covered, when frozen I plastic wrapped them and put them in to a carboard box- doubled recipe made 48. Excellent appetizer thanks Fandoos

Bergy November 11, 2002

My company enjoyed them. It's nice to serve something different for a change. These little appetizers looked like there was a lot of time spent making them. I made everything up ahead of time and then just popped them into the oven. On some of them I used shredded mozzarella cheese and that looked nice bubbling over the sliced peppers and olives.

luvmybge November 22, 2002

OMG!! I can't believe how incredible these appetizers are. I made them for a game-night party.They were so delicious and beautiful, I got stingy and wanted to hoard them all for myself. I got over it and let my guests at 'em. The mushroom topping is mouthwatering. Baked on toasted bread rounds--the best. Thanks Fandoos :)

bella214 November 13, 2002

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