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Vegetarian Steak & Cheese Sandwich



This is one of my favorite go-to sandwiches when I want to go light but fulfilling the craving for steak and cheese. The mushrooms are always a great replacement for meat and ooze with a savory umami flavor. Make your mouth say oooo-daddy! Drizzling that thick creamy Vegan cheese sauce makes your taste buds do a little gig in your mouth.


Everyone knows Portabella mushrooms are a great substitute for meat, the texture alone gives volume to any dish. I love to sauté the mushrooms in butter along with the sweet red and yellow peppers.



Did You Know!

The color of bell peppers changes from green to yellow, orange, and then red. The longer the pepper is allowed to mature. The green pepper is the bitter pepper and the red pepper is the sweetest. This is one reason I only use red, yellow, and orange peppers in this recipe. Green is optional if desired.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I store the Cheese steak in the fridge

If you find the need to save this delicious sandwich for later, I probably would separate the bread. It would get soggy and not so pleasant to eat. I would not store it no longer than 4-5 days.


Can I prep the Portabella Mushroom steak sandwiches?

You can definitely prep the sandwiches in separate containers and assemble at a later time. Store the airtight containers in the fridge up to 4-5 days. Warm up the ingredients and serve on a warm toasted hoagie.


Ingredients Vegetarian Steak & Cheese Sandwich

  • Portabella Mushrooms- without a doubt mushrooms are a good meat substitute. They soak up the flavor of the seasonings you add to them, making them delicious.

  • Onions- contain antioxidants and compounds that fight inflammation, but onions also add mild flavors when they are sauteed or caramelized they are super sweet.

  • Yellow, Orange, and Red Bell Peppers- are sweeter and fruitier than green bell peppers. Sauteed in vegan butter gives a great taste.

  • Hot Banana Peppers- are not spicy but their flavor sensation is more of a subtle tang.

  • Seasonings- are what bring any dish together. Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

  • Hoagie roll- it is important that it is a soft roll lightly toasted with butter to bring it all together.


Let's Cook!


  • Slice onions and peppers by hand or you can use a Mandolin. Sauté in vegan butter with salt and pepper. Once tender set aside.


  • slice the mushrooms thinly and sauté them in the same pan. Add the sweet and hot banana peppers along with the garlic powder, and onion powder.

  • Butter the roll with vegan butter and lightly toast in the oven

  • Add the silky and creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce




Bon Appetit, Enjoy!




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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
Hi, I'm Debra

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