easy garlic and butter mushroom appetizers with sheep cheese
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Garlic Roasted Mushroom Appetizers

Garlic roasted mushroom appetizers are seasoned with butter, thyme, and garlic. Then a small cube of semi-soft sheep cheese is placed in the center before baking where all these tantalizing flavors meld together. These savory mushrooms are a cinch to make and absolutely irresistible.

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Mushrooms come in many shapes and sizes but for this recipe, I like to use white button mushrooms. They have a mild flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. White button mushrooms are a nice addition to salads, soups, stir-fry, omelets, and pizza.

Here Are Some Great Reasons To Eat Mushrooms:

  • Beneficial to your brain, skin, and bones.
  • Great source of ergothioneine and glutathione, two antioxidants that work together to protect our bodies from physiological stress.
  • Rich in B vitamins
  • Low in fat and calories

easy garlic and butter mushroom appetizers with sheep cheese

To Make These Garlic Roasted Mushroom Appetizers You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Medium fresh white button mushrooms
  • Fresh garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Butter ~ dairy-free for vegan
  • Dried thyme
  • Semi soft sheep cheese ~ use a dairy-free cheese for vegan
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Coconut aminos ~ optional add-in

Roasted mushrooms are fantastic served warm as appetizers but also great as a side with steak.
These little savory gems are even good cold!

buttery roasted mushrooms with garlic and sheep cheese

Halloumi cheese is my very favorite sheep cheese. It melts nicely and can even be fried, which is absolutely addicting.  Just cut into strips and fry to crispy perfection. Then dip the fried strips in some warm marinara. Try it, and you will see what I am talking about!!
It’s a little spendy but well worth the splurge!!


Another popular healthy appetizer is this Homemade Fat-Free Hummus, which is not only a quick and easy dip but also a fantastic fat-free sandwich spread.

Garlic Roasted Mushroom Appetizers

Delicious savory mushrooms roasted in garlic, butter, and thyme. Perfect appetizer or side to a barbecued steak. Roasted mushrooms also make a healthy snack.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy-friendly, appetizers, dairy-free, egg-free, garlic roasted mushrooms, gluten-free, nut-free, Peanut-free, soy-free
Servings: 36 Mushrooms
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 36 Medium fresh white button mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp or 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Butter ~ or dairy-free substitute
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • Semi soft sheep cheese ~ use a dairy-free cheese for vegan
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Coconut aminos ~ optional add-in


  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Wash and dry mushrooms
  • Remove stems and place in a large mixing bowl
  • Add olive oil and garlic (and optional coconut aminos) and toss mushrooms around until all are covered in the mixture.
  • Place mushrooms on a large baking sheet with tops down.
  • Place cubes of sheep cheese in the center where the stem was removed.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Season with fresh grinds of pepper and salt.


Halloumi Sheep Cheese is the brand I used in my recipes.


Serving: 2Pieces | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

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