Mushroom and Cheddar Starter

Mushroom and Cheddar Starter

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Servings: 4
Calories: 282


  • 2 1/2 oz butter
  • 1 onion skinned and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove skinned and crushed
  • 8 oz mushrooms wiped and thickly sliced
  • 1 oz flour
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 oz English Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh single cream chopped
  • fresh parsley to garnish


  • Melt 40 g (1 1/2 oz) of the butter in a saucepan and fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms until tender.
  • Divide the mixture between four scallop shells or ramekin dishes.
  • Place the remaining 25 g (1 oz) butter, flour and milk in a saucepan. Heat, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens and boils. Add seasoning, half the cheese and the fresh cream. Pour over the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 190°C (375°F) mark 5 for 15 minutes, or brown under a hot grill.
  • Serve hot, garnished with parsley.
Calories: 282 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 22g
Saturated Fat: 14 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 63 mg
Sodium: 245 mg
Potassium: 331 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 719 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 186 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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