Oprah's Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella

Author abountifulkitchen


  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 pound button or wild mushrooms such as porcini, cremini, shiitakewith stems removed, chopped
  • ¼ cooking sherry (Oprah used White wine)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 24 small 1/2-inch-thick slices country-style bread (preferably ciabatta), toasted
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cut into 24 slices
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chopped mushrooms and saute 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in cooking sherry; increase heat to high and cook, stirring, until liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add a generous handful of fresh spinach. Cook just until spinach wilts.
  2. Arrange bread on a large baking sheet. Top each piece with a slice of mozzarella. Bake 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted.Top crostini with mushroom mixture; sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

-I used button mushrooms, because the grocery store (which will remain unnamed) only had slimy, old looking Shiitakes.-I thought about using a baguette, because I like baguettes and they are so easy to use, but was glad in the end I used Ciabatta. This recipe is best with a softer bread as the base for the cheese and mushrooms.