Hot Mushroom Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • French bread baguette slices, toasted if desired


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and shallot; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream cheese, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper until blended and heated through. Serve with baguette slices and if desired, top with addition fresh oregano.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 184 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.