Try our rarebit mushrooms recipe then check out our stuffed mushrooms and more vegetarian starters.


  • 8 large flat mushrooms, stalks trimmed
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • 200g cheddar, grated
  • 3 tbsp soft cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • a dash Worcestershire sauce
  • rocket, to serve


  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • chopped to make 1 tbsp pickled onions
  • chopped to make 1 tbsp pickled cornichons
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • chopped to make 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley


  • STEP 1

    Heat the grill to high. Line a baking tray with foil. Brush the mushrooms all over with oil and season. Grill, turning, for 6-8 minutes or until they are just tender.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, mash together the cheeses, mustard and worcestershire sauce, and season. Spoon into the mushroom cavities, then continue to grill until the fillings are golden and bubbling.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk together the vinegar and oil, then mix in the other dressing ingredients. Serve the mushrooms with the dressing spooned over, and the rocket alongside.


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