The Best Brunch Recipe: Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Elevate Your Brunch Experience: Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Poached Egg and Spinach Paired with a delicious Barefoot Pinot Grigio

Brunch: the delightful fusion of breakfast and lunch that has become a beloved weekend tradition for many. It's a time to indulge in delicious food, catch up with friends, and perhaps even enjoy a refreshing beverage or two.

I was gifted the wine in exchange for creating this recipe for Barefoot. All thoughts are honest and my own.

While brunch classics like pancakes and eggs Benedict often steal the spotlight, there's one dish that deserves a moment in the sun: creamy garlic mushrooms with a poached egg. And what better way to enhance this culinary delight than by pairing it with a perfectly chilled glass of Barefoot Pinot Grigio?

Picture this: plump, juicy mushrooms sautéed to perfection in a creamy garlic sauce, topped with a delicately poached egg, on sourdough toast. The flavours meld together harmoniously, creating a dish that is both comforting and elegant.

But what makes this recipe truly special is its versatility. Whether you're hosting a fancy brunch for friends or enjoying a leisurely morning at home, creamy garlic mushrooms with a poached egg are sure to impress.

Now, let's talk wine. When it comes to pairing beverages with brunch, the options are endless. However, there's something undeniably magical about the combination of creamy mushrooms and a crisp, refreshing white wine like Barefoot Pinot Grigio.

With its lively acidity and notes of citrus and green apple, Pinot Grigio provides the perfect counterbalance to the richness of the dish. Its clean, dry finish cleanses the palate, preparing you for the next delectable bite.

But why specifically Pinot Grigio? Well, its versatility is key. Whether your creamy garlic mushrooms lean towards the savoury side or have a hint of sweetness, Pinot Grigio can adapt effortlessly, complementing the flavours without overpowering them.

Plus, its light body and subtle floral aromas make it an ideal companion for brunch, allowing you to savour every sip without feeling weighed down.

But don't just take my word for it! Jennifer Wall, the winemaker at Barefoot says of this pairing, "The light and refreshing nature of Barefoot California Pinot Grigio beautifully complements the wholesome and earthy flavours of Creamy Garlic Mushroom Toast.

This pairing highlights the wine's ability to enhance the delicate notes of garlic and mushrooms, while its subtle citrus notes cut through the richness of the dish."

"Furthermore, the bright acidity of the wine provides a refreshing contrast to the creamy egg yolk, resulting in a harmonious balance of flavours that not only delights the palate but also aligns with a healthy dining experience."

The Best Brunch Recipe: Creamy Garlic Mushrooms


225g mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs, such as basil or parsley
salt & pepper to taste
Low-calorie cooking spray

To serve:

2 slices of sourdough toast
2 poached eggs


Add a frying pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray over medium heat.

Add the mushrooms and stir until they soften, moving them around the pan throughout to avoid sticking.

Add the garlic, herbs, salt & pepper and stir well.

Turn the heat down to low, then add the cream cheese and mix well. If the mushrooms look a little dry, add more cream cheese.

Serve on your sourdough toast, topped with a poached egg.

I was gifted the wine in exchange for creating this recipe for Barefoot. All thoughts are honest and my own.