Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts |

Hiya team.

Team MUSHROOM. You’re on that team, right? If you’re not, let me attempt to hypnotize you in three




Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts |

You’re hearing them sizzle. You’re smelling the butter and the garlic. You’re feeling the steam from the white wine going nutso as it’s being poured into the skillet. You’re popping mushrooms in your mouth. They’re golden brown and full of buttery garlic flavor. You like them. You like them. They taste so good and YOU LIKE THEM.

I’m pretty good at hypnosis, I know.

I joined Team Mushroom probably, like, a year ago? I don’t remember specifically when it was, but I do remember that, for better or worse, my initiation to the Team had a lot to do with butter, bread, and cheese and a medium amount to do with mushrooms. I mean, it should be illegal NOT to like a food that is sauteed in butter and garlic, and then a little white wine, and then piled high on toasted bread and snuggled up under a blanket of melted Provolone.

Ha-la-la-la-laaaa. I feel good.

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts |

I know it’s Monday but if I can just back up a wee bit, I want to remember the weekend. The blissful, sweet weekend. Aren’t weekends nice?

I made lots of good food, but not too much. Because I’m trying to rest and all that.

So instead of cooking myself into a frenzy over the two and half precious weekend days, I read Food and Wine magazine and pretended to be fancy. We had dinner with friends and I ate mass quantities of Eggplant Parmesan. January spring came to Minnesota in the form of 30 degrees and sunshine so we joined the whole state in enjoying the beautiful day outdoors. And then our favorite food from our favorite Indian restaurant somehow made it into our house, onto a plate, and straight on over to my couch-sitting, sweatshirt-wearing, Office-watching self. I like when that happens.

And then it was time for lunch again, just like that.

Food dominates my weekend.

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts |

But with melty cheese like that, how could it not?

I hereby surrender to golden bread with wine and garlic butter soaked mushrooms and the a halo of Provolone. Full and complete surrender, because it’s the first day of the week that starts with the M and I’m having  a hard time thinking straight. If I may go so far as to say? These melts are just MADE for Mondays. They’re even #meatless. Go us.

*happy dancing*

You like mushrooms.

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts |

5.0 from 9 reviews
Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces fresh baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 slices Provolone cheese
  • 4 slices wheat bread
  1. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove dirt. Thinly slice the mushrooms.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic; saute until lightly browned. Turn the heat up to high, add the wine, and stir until the wine has cooked down and there is hardly any liquid left in the pan. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.
  3. Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium high heat. Spread the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over the exterior of the 4 slices of bread (melting it first helps it go farther). Place the bread on the griddle, buttered side down, and top with mushrooms and one slice of Provolone. Top with a second slice of bread, buttered side facing up. Grill until golden brown, flip, and repeat. The cheese should be melty and gooey and bread will be crispy on the outside.
For open faced sandwiches, I'd suggest grilling the bread first on the griddle like directed, but then adding the cheese finishing the whole thing in a hot oven for a more even, gooey, picturesque melted cheese topping.

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  1. Hello.
    What instead of wine? No parsley thank you or any other type of herb. What can I use instead of the Provone? None here!
    Do you ever read words wrong?
    My senility/altzheimer’s getting worse!
    I read thinly slice as sinly thice!
    My dad used to do that but on purpose. We’d gone to to the Sea of Galilee. We took a ‘boater moat’ to a fish restaurant the other side. We always tried not to laugh. That made him worse.
    My son, Mark who will be 43 this month! My children are middle aged! Used to suck his fingers. Now understand this. My dad never cursed. So…He said to his grandson ‘you little ‘singer ……’.
    I just watched him.
    Did that bore you?

  2. I defs just joined team mushroom last year too! Now, I can’t get enough of that delicious little fungus!
    Although, that just made it sound totally anti-delicious.
    But with all that melty cheese and bread? AND WINE? It’s like fancy food between bread.
    These are the most perfect looking sandwiches that my eyes ever did peep Lindsay!
    So happy that you had a great weekend and did some resting! You deserve it!

  3. I could totally eat this for every meal!

  4. team mushroom, is going to buy mushrooms today! I may make this for dinner, with steak slices underneath! YUM

  5. Ahhhh, these photos remind of my dad making sauteed mushrooms and onions when I was a kid. The whole house smelled incredible. I still LOVE mushrooms, and you’ve inspired me to go mushroom for dinner tonight. Thanks! Beautiful mushrooms!

  6. Team Mushroom ALL THE WAY! I joined the team a few years ago and have been head-over-heels since. Simple, d-lish sammies are our Monday (and maybe 3 other weekdays) routine. With all of this garlic butter goodness happening, who could resisit??

  7. I’m definitely on team mushroom! Always have been and always will be. This looks incredible.

  8. I love mushrooms!! And provolone and garlic butter. This sandwich looks right up my alley! Thanks Lindsay for posting:)

  9. You can never go wrong with mushrooms cooked in some garlic and butter.

  10. hallelujah to the mushroom… we love us some roasted onions too… geezzzz…

  11. I’ve always been on team mushroom. Those little fungis are so tasty and under appreciated, I think. Especially on a grilled cheese <— My fav!

  12. My husband used to hate mushrooms, but with the help of lots of garlic, he has learned to love them! I’m going to have to try these, but maybe add some pepperoni for him because although he may love mushrooms, I don’t think I’ll ever get him on Team Meatless.

  13. I’ve always been TEAM MUSHROOM! Still working to get my husband up on this boat!

  14. Dinner plans just changed.

  15. I unfortunately have yet to be converted to team mushroom. But you’re this close to doing it for me. That photo of the sautéing mushrooms is delectably gorgeous. And can’t you really go wrong with butter, garlic, and provolone with a few (ok a lot) of mushrooms sprinkled in there? Don’t think so! Yum!

  16. Have never eaten meatless sandwiches until I recently found a love for Avo Toast… maybe have to try this one next =)

    • Yes – I did an open faced avo sandwich this summer with sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes and it was my faaavorite. Avocado on sandwiches is pretty much THE BEST.

  17. This looks so very yummy. I need to make this asap! :)

  18. Team mushroom is the best.. I’m pretty sure I’ve been on it a long time and am now the captain! haha…. I love them all ways, especially with white wine, and parmesan cheese. I could eat a mushroom, parmesan cheese, pine nut pizza topped with a fresh arugula salad just about every day.

  19. I’m so not team mushroom, but this sandwich might make me change my mind! Cover anything in enough cheese and I’m in.

  20. I could DEVOUR one of these right now!

  21. Mushroom anything is gone within seconds at our house. I’m pretty sure with the cheese on this sandwich my husband wouldn’t even know it was meat free!

  22. Mushrooms are amazing when cooked right! I do have to try this recipe now that I read your post!!

  23. Hooray for mushrooms! This is exactly the kind of thing I eat for lunch allll the time. Looks so savory and gooey and delicious!

  24. I love mushrooms and adore a good mushroom melt. I just wish others in my home enjoyed mushrooms as much as I do!

  25. Love how simple and tasty this is for lunch, dinner, or for someone who loves mushrooms anytime (me!), breakfast too! Thank you for the great idea.

  26. I’m actually a Team Mushroom VIP :)

  27. I only like mushrooms when I’m pregnant, and that’s not happening again anytime soon! So, I’ll support Team Shroom by leaving more for y’all to enjoy. :)

  28. I’m on team mushroom. Love ’em! And with butter garlic and cheese, yes please!

  29. Mushrooms and cheese. YES! These make Mondays infinitely better, for sure.

  30. wendyb964 says:

    I made these today open-faced on rosemary-sea salt sourdough. Alas, no provolone in the house, I subbed with smoked mozzarella. Excellent. I piled so many mushies on there was no way to make it a closed Sammy. I had to use a knife and fork anyway. Tres yummy. Any leftover mushies can always be used :) Thanks for the great idea.

  31. Saute mushrooms in garlic butter make this sandwich worth making for breakfast just because I am so excited! Forget cereal and oatmeal…

  32. Mushrooms freak over here!! These look killer!

  33. Heck yes I’m on team mushroom! And with provolone and garlic butter and white wine… If you’re not on team mushroom you’ve gotta just be crazy. These look fantastic Lindsay!

  34. Butter, garlic and mushrooms, oh my! I’m off to see the grocer :)

  35. Yes for mushrooms! I cannot have them every day but that just makes them extra special when we do have a dish packed full. These sandwiches looks amazing! Bread, cheese, wine, mushrooms. Yep, it is a winner!

  36. I must say there is not one recipe on here that I don’t want to try! I so look forward to your recipes, as the ones I’ve tried have always come out successfully. This one in particular, I’m dying to make. Once I’m done with my 30 days of Paleo diet, I’m going hard on this! Dying for some bread and cheese over here.

  37. I think bread, butter and cheese is a great way to get on Team Mushroom. One cannot go wrong with those paired with ANYTHING. Love these melts so much. They’re making so freakin’ hungry right now!

  38. I love these little chaps, but why have i never thought of this cheesy mushroom melt?!?!
    Simply BRILLIANT Lindsay!

  39. Holy moly this looks SO yum-o. If only I could get my boyfriend to eat mushrooms this would be the perfect dish for a quick dinner night.

  40. I love mushrooms, so this sandwich looks amazing. Thanks for giving me some sandwich inspiration.

  41. I’ve been on team mushroom from waaay back, but it makes recipe planning a little tough given that my boyfriend is STILL a hold out. I bet if he spies (and smells) this incredible sandwich he’d be singing a different tune in no time!

  42. Oh.My.Goodness. This looks so so so good! I am Team Mushroom in a BIG way! Any type, King,Beech,Shitake,Morel,Oyster, you name it, Ima eat it-given an opportunity!
    Thanks for your creativity, it is perfect simplicity!

  43. Awww man, I REALLY wish I weren’t allergic to mushrooms… Your hypnotizing was working so well! And those gorgeous photos too… Melty cheese… Toasted bread… Yum. Just yum. But I suppose if I can’t eat mushrooms, that means more for you! 😉

  44. Is there a sub for white wine If not, which white wine??

    • I used a basic Pinot Grigio (I think it was the two buck chuck from Trader Joe’s) but you could also just use chicken stock. Not exactly the same but you don’t have to use wine. :)

  45. I’ve been really depending on mushrooms for #meatlessmonday…
    My husband was the one who said one day “lets do that meatless monday thing” yet at the time he didn’t like mushrooms.
    I’ve been able to get him to say he “tolerates” them now…
    I wonder if this will make him go all the way to “like”

    For the record, I LOVE mushrooms.

  46. Hi, Lindsay

    I have prepared this sandwich this week and it was delicious. The mushrooms and provolone combination is great. Thanks for the recipe!

  47. Your bread looks really yummmmy. What kind is it? Thanks!!!

  48. Amanda shaper says:

    I am a mushroom fanatic! These look amazing. I could maybe convince my fiancée to eat one and he’s not a mushroom fan. While On the subject of veggie sandwiches I wanted to shar my personal fave. I found a recipe in Bon appetite magazine a couple of years ago for an asparagus sandwich. Sounds weird but everyone I’ve yet to serve it to someone who didn’t LOVE it. Calls for grilled asparagus, homemade Russian dressing, green onions, feta cheese, and RAISINS…all on a French roll. Sounds weird but I Promise it won’t let you down. Don’t skip the raisins!

  49. How about using a whole large Portobello cap in stead of chopping the baby bella mushrooms?

  50. I made these delicious ones today… and just loved them, though m not a Team Mushroom.

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