Awesome Mushroom Pâté Recipe

Kerry Saretsky

Recipe Details

Awesome Mushroom Pâté Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 25 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely ground dried mushrooms (a mini food processor should be able to grind a big handful of dried mushrooms)

  • 13 ounces mixed mushrooms, caps quartered, stems roughly chopped (unless they're inedible)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, left whole and in their paper jackets

  • About 8 whole stems thyme

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly cracked black pepper

  • 3 ounces Neufchâtel cheese

  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, packed

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • Truffle oil, for drizzling

  • Baguette, thinly sliced, for serving


  1. Preheat the broiler. Put a wide ovensafe braising pot on the stove over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the olive oil to the hot pot, followed immediately by the mushrooms, dried mushrooms, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together with tongs so the mushrooms are well coated with the hot olive oil. Put the mushrooms about 5 to 6 inches from the broiler and cook for 15 minutes, tossing once. The residual heat from preheating the pot will help brown the mushrooms. Scrape everything out of the mushroom pot into a bowl to cool.

  3. When the mushrooms are room temperature, set aside 1/4 cup for garnish. Squeeze the garlic from their jackets and put them and rest of the mushrooms in the food processor with the Neufchatel, parsley, and lemon juice. Whiz until smooth. Taste, and adjust the seasoning. Decant to a pretty bowl, then drizzle with truffle oil, top with the reserved mushrooms, and serve with thinly sliced baguette.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
118 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 266mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)