Diva Tasting: Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta…

Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta Appetizer. Side


  • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Lemon, Zested
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Or To Taste
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, Or To Taste
  • 8 Slices French Bread, Toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 32 Large Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Green Onions, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Marsala Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tablespoons Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Mix ricotta, egg, lemon zest, 1/2 the salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Place toasted bread slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and evenly divide ricotta mixture atop the bread slices.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned, about 12 minutes.
  5. Heat butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir mushrooms in mixture until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add green onions; cook and stir until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir Marsala wine into mixture and cook until reduced by half, about 1 minute.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add chicken stock and lemon juice to skillet; cook until liquid has evaporated. Reduce heat to low. Stir in parsley and butter. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Spoon mushroom mixture equally atop the slices of ricotta-topped bread slices.

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