Earthy Delicious Baked Mushrooms with Cheese



12 pounds mushrooms, cleaned and cut into slices or pieces
12 Tablespoons olive oil
12 Tablespoons butter
12 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
816 oz cheese of your choice, shredded or sliced*
Dash of Hot Sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped parsley to sprinkle over mushrooms (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a sauté pan or cast iron skillet, melt butter and oil (the amount you use depends on the amount of mushrooms you are cooking). Add mushrooms and sauté until they relax and soften.

 Place the mushrooms in a roasting pan (or keep in the cast iron skillet) cover with cheeses and bake until cheese is bubbly.

An optional addition is Asiago or Parmesan cheese sprinkled on in the last five minutes of baking.

Serve with warm bread.  If you prepared this dish in a cast iron skillet, set it on a trivet on the table so guests can serve themselves. You can place the hot mushrooms and cheese on baguette rounds, over roasted potatoes or French fries or with chips.  Sprinkle with a little chopped parsley.