Mushroom Pate

We had some lovely vegetarian friends over Friday night. I was pleased as punch to have an opportunity to flex my vegetarian muscles and offer up a delicious meal, that didn’t consist of veggie burgers or baked portabella mushroom patties.

I made a homemade veggie marinara and served it over noodles for the main course, but the best part of the meal was a delicious mushroom pate served with crackers and pumpernickel toast points. Dessert was fruit and whipped cream over brownies. Yum.

I thought I would share the pate recipe here, it’s easy to make, delicious, and healthy.

Mushroom Pate
Mushroom Pate

Scylla’s Vegetarian (not vegan) mushroom pate:


Four cups chopped baby bella and button mushrooms
one clove garlic
one third yellow sweet onion
3/4 cup cheese (I prefer dubliner cheese)
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Bread or rice bread crumbs
multi-grain crackers


Set oven to 350°

  • Finely dice one third of a large sweet yellow onion and 6-10 cloves of garlic (smash each clove first to bring out the flavor, then dice).
  • Chop a mix of button and baby bella mushrooms until you get four cups.
  • Place about 1/4 cup of Extra virgin olive oil into a skillet and heat.
  • add a pinch of salt to the skillet.
  • Toss the onions and garlic into the skillet and cook until translucent.
  • Add about 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar.
  • Add shopped mushrooms, cover with lid, simmer until mushrooms are cooked.
  • In a blender add a cup of bread crumbs, 5 or so mutligrain crackers (broken up), and all the spices (You have to guess on the spices, I did. I really don’t know how much of each one I added).
  • When the mushrooms are done, add the entire contents of the skillet to the blender.
  • Add 3 eggs and cheese.
  • Blend until smooth.

Place the blended mixture into a greased bread pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, approx 20 minutes.

Spread on toast, eat cold or warm, enjoy!!

One thought on “Mushroom Pate”

  1. Catt, the pate was to die for. Yum yum. Thanks so much for bringing some over. Have a great day. Give the grandbabies hugs from Da & me.

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