Rustic Mushroom Melody Cheese Tacos


Dive into the earthy goodness of our Rustic Mushroom Melody Cheese Tacos! These tacos bring together the rich, umami flavors of sautéed mushrooms and the creamy melt of cheese, all wrapped in a warm, soft taco shell. It's a simple yet irresistible combination that's sure to delight mushroom and cheese lovers alike, perfect for a quick lunch or a casual dinner.

Rustic Mushroom Melody Cheese Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 (2 tacos per serving)
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Sodium: 400 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g


  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) mixed mushrooms (like button, cremini, and shiitake), sliced
  • 200 g (0.44 lbs) shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, and a squeeze of lime

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté Mushrooms: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, sauté until soft. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are golden and tender.
  2. Warm Tortillas: Heat tortillas in a dry skillet or on a grill until warm and slightly charred.
  3. Assemble Tacos: Place a generous amount of sautéed mushrooms on each tortilla. Top with shredded cheese.
  4. Melt Cheese: If desired, briefly return the tacos to the skillet or grill to melt the cheese.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, and a squeeze of lime. Serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Variety of Mushrooms: Use a mix of mushrooms for a depth of flavor.
  • Cheese Selection: Choose a cheese that melts well for a gooey, delicious experience.
  • Serving Suggestion: Pair with a side of guacamole or salsa for added zest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these tacos vegan?

Yes, use vegan cheese or a cashew-based cheese alternative.

Can I add meat to these tacos?

Certainly. Cooked chicken or beef can complement the mushrooms.

How do I store leftovers?

Store the mushroom mixture and tortillas separately in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.