Baked Pesto Mushies with Crunchy Cashew Cheese

No ratings yet

A healthy treat for all cheese addicts!

Looking for a skinny, healthy, and tasty snack to serve at your next party? Try these!

No ratings yet

Baked Pesto Mushies with Crunchy Cashew Cheese

A tiny snack that's bursting with flavor, make sure to serves these at your next gathering.
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 2 mushrooms
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Universal


  • 20 button mushrooms

For the Pesto Herby Goodness

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup chives
  • 4 small red chilies
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt to taste

For the Cashew Cheesy Goodness

  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt to taste


  • Soak the cashews in water for at least three hours but overnight is better.

To Make the Pesto

  • Crush the garlic and loosely chop the herbs, chili and spring onions.
  • Place these and the remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until chopped finely. Place to one side.

To Make the Cashew Cheese

  • Place your soaked cashews and the water into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture becomes smooth and free of lumps. This can take a while.
  • Crush the garlic and then add all the remaining ingredients to the cashew mixture. Again, pulse until everything is smooth and mixed through.
  • If you have the time, it’s worthwhile popping both the pesto and the cashew cheese into the fridge for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend and settle.

Assembling the Mushies

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Wash the mushrooms and pull out the stems.
  • Scoop the pesto into the mushroom heads, then add a dollop of the cashew cheese on top. Sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-20 minutes until the cashew cheese is golden and the mushrooms are cooked through.
  • Pop them out on a serving platter and watch the little guys disappear before your eyes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2mushrooms | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 1.4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Vegan

Have you made this recipe?
Tag @skinnyms on Instagram or hashtag it #skinnyms

Click here for some other yummy snack recipes to try!

For more scrumptious recipes and healthy lifestyle tips, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and subscribe to our daily enewsletter.

We need your feedback! Let us know what you thought about this article or anything else on the site.

This post may include affiliate links.

Guest Contributor

More by

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating