Mushrooms With Melted Cheese (Hongos Con Queso)

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Serves 4 people

Categories: Appetizers, Mushrooms, Tex-Mex


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium white onion , chopped
  • 1/2 lb fresh mushrooms , halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh epazote leaves (or oregano)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • crisp corn tortilla chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, and cook the onion until softened, 3-4 minutes.

  3. Add in the mushrooms, epazote, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring, until all the moisture has evaporated, 3-4 minutes.

  4. Grease a shallow ovenproof earthenware plate or gratin dish, then transfer the mushrooms to the plate.

  5. Spread the cheese on top and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 6-8 minutes.

  6. Serve at once with the chips.

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