Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers. It's so easy to make, and such a perfect appetizer or even a quick lunch. I recently made this bruschetta Caprese and it was a huge hit. Given how much everyone liked it, I thought I'd try again. I had a lot of extra mushrooms in the house, so I thought I'd try a mushroom bruschetta. Shockingly, my daughter loves mushrooms. She is super picky when it comes to vegetables, but this is one she really enjoys. If I can find an excuse for her to eat veggies, then I'll make that recipe over and over. The best part about this mushroom bruschetta is that it is so easy to make. I also think it is a great fall recipe with the herby flavor. If you like mushrooms and thyme, you need to try this cream of mushroom soup recipe too. Mushroom Bruschetta Ingredients: Italian bread, sliced (I used an olive loaf) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra as needed 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound mixed mushrooms, chopped (recommended: shiitake, portobello, crimini) 1 small handful of parsley leaves, leaves picked and freshly chopped 1 small handful of fresh thyme, leaves picked, and freshly chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper Optional: serve over fresh mozzarella slices, blue cheese, or parmesan Directions: Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil and place in the oven until golden brown. You can broil it or bake it at 300 until brown. I tend to broil it, but you need to watch to make sure it doesn't burn. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once hot, add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper, and another sprinkling olive oil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring often. Add the parsley and thyme, cook for another 5 minutes. Serve the mushrooms warm, on top of the bread slices, and dress with some extra salt, pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. Optional: I served some of the mushroom bruschettas over fresh mozzarella. I liked the cheese and mushrooms combo. You could use several different cheese varieties, depending on your preference.