Mushroom & Goat Cheese Tartlets

15 tartlets
32 min

Need a quick and easy appetizer for the upcoming holiday season? Grab a box of phyllo shells and your imagination and you can whip up a whole bunch of different things.

Start with these mushroom and goat cheese tartlets: mushrooms cooked down with shallots, garlic, and wine, then mixed with goat cheese and topped with melty gruyere. Heaven!

Not a fan of goat cheese? Replace with cream cheese instead.

Cook up a batch of caramelized onions and stuff the cups with those, then top with a little slice of brie. Magic.

Or how about halved cherry tomatoes, mini balls of buffalo mozzarella, baked until melty and drizzled with balsamic glaze???

BRB I need to go make some more mini phyllo tartlets!

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Tartlets

Recipe details

  • 15  tartlets
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 32 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 T sherry cooking wine (or sub white wine)
  • 2 oz goat cheese, softened to room temp
  • 1 c shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 box Athens phyllo cups (15 count)
  • Extra mini sprigs of fresh thyme for garnish

Instructions


Melt 1 T butter and 1 T olive oil in a sauté pan. 
Sauté the shallots and garlic with thyme over medium-low heat so as not to burn them.
Add in chopped mushrooms and sauté until fully cooked and all liquid has evaporated.  You may need an extra drizzle of olive oil if mushrooms seem a bit dry.
Add sherry wine to pan and again cook until liquid is gone.
Season with salt and pepper, remove thyme sprig, and allow to cool.
You should end up with about 5-6 oz of cooked mushrooms.
Combine mushrooms with goat cheese, mixing well.
Scoop mixture into phyllo cups, about 1 T per cup.
Top with a sprinkle of shredded gruyere cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min, then broil for 2-3 min to melt the gruyere. Don't walk away! The phyllo shells could burn.
Out of the oven, top with a tiny sprig of fresh thyme for garnish.

Tips

  • Not a fan of goat cheese? Use cream cheese instead.

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