Simple Sundays | Mushroom Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites

Ah, a long weekend! What a difference one extra day can make. Wouldn’t it be nice if every weekend was a three day weekend? There would be so much more time for relaxing, entertaining, and good eating!

Do you have any plans to entertain this Labor Day? If you do, I thought you might also like to know that September is National Mushroom Month. Yes indeedy, there is such a thing. So why not combine the two? These Mushroom Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites are absolutely perfect for entertaining.

A week ago, I actually catered my first little event. It was a great lesson in advance planning, menu building, and wine pairing, not to mention timing. While it was a lot of work, it was absolutely a lot of fun. One of the appetizers I made were these phyllo bites – the mushroom filling can be made and assembled in advance, and popped into the oven for just a few minutes before serving, leaving you time to enjoy what matters most: your friends.

Stay tuned this week – I have more mushroom fun planned – including a giveaway! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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Mushroom Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites

Yield: Makes 45 bites.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cipollini onions (or substitute shallots), finely diced
10 oz your favorite mushrooms (an assortment of varieties lends different flavors), finely diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
6 oz creamy goat cheese
45 mini phyllo shells* (store bought is fine)
fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, minced, for garnish

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the cipollini onions, cooking until they are translucent and beginning to caramelize. Add the mushrooms, seasoning with salt and pepper. Stir and sauté until the mushrooms have cooked down and are wilted, about 7 minutes. The mushroom filling can be done earlier in the day to save time.

Assemble the bites: Place a morsel of goat cheese into each phyllo cup. Top with a heaping teaspoon of the mushroom filling. Place the phyllo cups on a baking dish and bake for about 3-4 minutes, until the mushroom filling is warm, the goat cheese gooey, and the phyllo dough crisp. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Adapted from Sauteed Mushrooms in Phyllo Crisps, The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook, 2001.

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by Liren Baker on September 4, 2011

20 Responses to “Simple Sundays | Mushroom Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites”

  1. Rosa September 4, 2011 @ 11:13 am (#
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    Those look delicious and pretty! A mouthwatering combination.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Karen September 4, 2011 @ 11:18 am (#
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    Lovely post! I can definitely make this since goat cheese has always been a kitchen staple for me. :)

  3. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen September 4, 2011 @ 12:18 pm (#
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    These little bites are so gorgeous and perfect for a Bank Holiday (a friend of mine invented Ssss’monday – it’s a day between Sunday and Monday to fit in all the things you didn’t quite manage to do over the weekend and need to do before Monday – but a bank holiday would do)

  4. Becca at Its Yummilicious September 4, 2011 @ 1:31 pm (#
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    Never have I seen an appetizer look more lovely! They look AMAZING and soooo good!

  5. J @ ... semplicemente ... j September 4, 2011 @ 1:31 pm (#
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    They look absolutely delicious. Can you please elaborate the catering you did? That has always been a secret dream of mine … I don’t think I will ever do it … my present job just takes all the time I have … but I would love to hear how it went!

  6. Tiffany September 4, 2011 @ 2:42 pm (#
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    What an elegant appetizer!

  7. fivefinickyeaters September 4, 2011 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    beautiful bites!

  8. Jun September 5, 2011 @ 1:40 am (#
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    It’s lovely! And its bite-size makes it cute!

  9. myFudo September 5, 2011 @ 2:22 am (#
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    delicious. Great appetizers

  10. Tres Delicious September 5, 2011 @ 6:29 am (#
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    Amazing! This is another wonderful mushroom recipe blended with cheese. I want to try it over the next weekend.

  11. Peggy September 5, 2011 @ 8:17 am (#
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    Glad your first event went well! And I’m sure with an appetizer like this, the rest of the menu was just as stellar =)

  12. sara826 September 5, 2011 @ 4:04 pm (#
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    Could you send some of those my way!

  13. Ann September 5, 2011 @ 8:05 pm (#
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    Mushroom, Goat cheese and Phyllo? What’s not to love! A perfect bite…

  14. RavieNomNoms September 6, 2011 @ 7:57 am (#
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    Perfection for a dinner party!! Love the flavor combo here

  15. kita September 6, 2011 @ 4:50 pm (#
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    I didn’t do anything all to exciting for Labor day but I am planning my stepsisters wedding in a month and these look perfect!

  16. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 6, 2011 @ 5:16 pm (#
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    Congratulations on the catering gig! I’m sure these little bites were a huge success.

  17. project food lab September 11, 2011 @ 5:33 am (#
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    che belli!!!

  18. Norma September 13, 2011 @ 4:02 pm (#
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    I love these bites and I usually buy the shells. They are just perfctly shaped and you can do so much with them. I use them all the time at my catering jobs.

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