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Mushroom Pear Melts

I really like mushrooms with cheese. Add pears, broil away, and you have got a scrumptious open-faced sandwich. Serve with a salad and fruity tea. —Marla Hyatt, St. Paul, MN
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups sliced fresh shiitake or baby portobello mushrooms (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 large ripe Bosc pears, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices provolone cheese


  • Preheat broiler. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.
  • Place toast slices on a rack of a broiler pan. Top with mushrooms; layer with pears and cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until cheese is lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 open-faced sandwiches: 421 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 883mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 9g fiber), 19g protein.

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