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Mushroom Melt

A delicious snack sandwich dripping with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine South African
Servings 2


  • 4 large slices your favourite bread (preferably sourdough and rye)
  • Softened butter, for spreading
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese at room temperature
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese at room temperature
  • 2 large portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to a saute pan on medium high heat. Cook the portabellos with the fresh thyme and chilli flakes until golden brown.
    Season and set aside.
  • Spread one side of two pieces of bread with a little softened butter.
    Flip over and place a layer of cheddar on each sandwich. Top with mushrooms. Season. And then top with the mozzarella.
  • Butter the remaining two pieces of bread and complete the sandwiches.
  • Place the sandwiches on a cold, large non stick frying pan off the heat.
    Use 2 if you do not have 1 large enough as the sandwiches must sit flush against the pan.
  • Place on very low heat and allow the bread to get golden brown while the cheese slowly melts.
    Flip once.
  • When the bread is a deep golden brown and the cheeses are fully melted remove from the pan.
  • Transfer to a board, slice and eat immediately!
Keyword brunch, sandwich, snacks, south african