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Yummy Toasted Cheese and Mushroom Sandwiches

Updated on April 4, 2015
Cheese and Mushroom Diablo
Cheese and Mushroom Diablo

I love cheese on toast and toasted cheese sandwiches. Recently, I bought myself a Diablo Sandwich Toaster - a well-deserved personal reward for some reason or other that I now forget! After cheese, one of my favorite flavors is mushroom, so it wasn't long before I tried combining the two with my sandwich maker. My recipe is perfect for one toasted sandwich, made in a Diablo.

To make more or larger toasted sandwiches, you simply need to multiply up the amounts. I used cheddar cheese, but you can switch in any cheese of your choice, including soft cheeses like brie. Likewise, with the mushrooms, you can use one variety or, if you prefer, you can use a mixture. Imagine... brie and chestnut mushrooms, stilton and oyster mushrooms...

It's important to fry the mushrooms and scallion quickly on a high heat so the mushrooms don't "sweat". Soggy mushrooms could give you a soggy sandwich! Putting the mushrooms between layers of cheese also helps to prevent the bread getting squidgy.

Buttering the outside of the bread helps the browning and gives a better texture and flavor. You can omit this step if you want to lower the calories a little.

5 stars from 1 rating of Toasted Cheese and Mushroom Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz mushrooms
  • 1 scallion (spring onion)
  • butter

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the scallion (spring onion)
  2. Slice mushrooms
  3. Grate or thinly slice cheese
  4. Spread butter thinly on one side of each slice of bread
  5. Quickly fry scallion and mushrooms, in butter, on a high heat
  6. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, in diablo or sandwich toaster
  7. Cover with half of the cheese
  8. Layer on the mushrooms and scallions
  9. Cover with the rest of the cheese
  10. Add the second slice of bread butter, side up
  11. Close diablo or sandwich toaster
  12. With a Diablo, toast 2 minutes each side
  13. Serve alone or with salad
  14. Enjoy!
Diablo Stovetop Toasted Sandwich Snack Maker
Diablo Stovetop Toasted Sandwich Snack Maker

I really enjoy using my Diablo. It's a quick and easy way of making toasted sandwiches. I have made savoury sandwiches and sweet sandwiches, and plan to try pies soon. I'm looking forward to using it over the campfire next time I go camping.

 

I already said that buttering the outside of the bread can help the browning process. It also gives the sandwich a good texture and a nicer flavor.

Tip : When making sweet toasted sandwiches, you can you coconut oil to give a subtle coconut flavour. Yum!

In the Kitchen

If you don't have much tim to spend in the kitchen, it is worth acquiring a few useful, time-saving utensils for preparing toasted sandwiches and other foods, such as soups.

Progressive International HG-85 6-Piece Grater Set
Progressive International HG-85 6-Piece Grater Set

This grater set has 4 blades for grating, shredding, slicing and zesting. All fit inside the measuring container for compact storage. Works well on a variety of fruits and vegetables, including apples, carrots, onions and potatoes. Also good for grating hard cheeses.

 
Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker (Discontinued)
Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker (Discontinued)

If you're cooking for a family, you will want to cook more than one sandwich at a time. This gourmet sandwich maker has the advantage of a Cafe-style floating lid to evenly press sandwiches of any thickness.

 

Please share your favourite toasted sandwich here!

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      ChocolateLily 

      4 years ago

      Yum! I like ham and cheese, but mushrooms would be a fantastic option.

    • goldenrulecomics profile image

      goldenrulecomics 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      This looks delicious!

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Oh yum! Makes me drool :-)

    • VioletteRose LM profile image

      VioletteRose LM 

      4 years ago

      Great recipe, thank you!

    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR

      savateuse 

      4 years ago

      @MariannesWhims: Yes, the Diablo is a simple and mess free way to make a toasted sandwich. I use mine regularly.

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      resabi 

      4 years ago

      This combines two of my favorite foods, so it gets a big thumbs up. Also, I'm liking the idea of the sandwich maker.

    • Jerzimom profile image

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Yum! I love this and so simple to make.

    • MariannesWhims profile image

      Marianne Gardner 

      4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      The Diablo sandwich cooker is new to me. Looks like a fun way to make toasted sandwiches. The sandwich recipe sounds good.

    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR

      savateuse 

      4 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: I hope you enjoy it!

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Like you I LOVE cheese so I can see myself trying this recipe, savateuse!

    • esmonaco profile image

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Love your recipe, as I like anything with cheese and mushrooms. thanks

    • sharioleary profile image

      Shari O'Leary 

      4 years ago from Minnesota

      I make a lot of egg and cheese sandwiches.

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Sounds absolutely yummy!

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      KandH 

      4 years ago

      I usually make grilled ham, tomato and cheese but I think almost any filling is great for toasted sandwiches, the Diablo sandwich maker sounds great!

    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR

      savateuse 

      4 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I wanted a Diablo sandwich maker as soon as I saw one. I have really enjoyed using it in the kitchen, and am looking forward to trying it over a campfire! You can make pies too...

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I have never seen a Diablo sandwich maker before. Very cool gadget.

    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR

      savateuse 

      4 years ago

      @Brite-Ideas: I have more toasted sandwich recipes in my mind... just waiting to be hungry again!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      looks really good !

    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR

      savateuse 

      4 years ago

      @sierradawn lm: I pleased you enjoyed it!

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      sierradawn lm 

      4 years ago

      Cheese is my favorite toasted sandwich. I never thought to add mushrooms. I love mushrooms and scallions! ----

      I just tried this before commenting so that I could tell you: "This is absolutely delicious!"

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