Recipe: Portabella Mushroom Sandwich

Portabella Mushroom Sandwich

makes 3 servings

We’ve had this Portabella Mushroom Sandwich 3 times over the past month and it’s AMAZING! It was originally dubbed the “Portobello Cheesesteak” from the source we found the recipe, but I thought that was a little misleading.

Random Factoid: the spellings “Portobello” and “Portabella” are used for the mushroom, however the Mushroom Council has tried to find some consistency and is trying to urge the use of the double “a” version more.

LOL. Who knew there was a Mushroom Council? Can I have that job?


  • 1-2 Tablespoon(s) canola oil
  • 2 portabella mushrooms, sliced (be sure to remove the gills with a spoon and cut out the stem)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices of pepper jack cheese, halved (you can use the whole piece if you want to be more unhealthy)
  • 3 whole-wheat hoagie rolls

Portabella Mushroom sandwich ingredients image

Wash the portabella mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Running water over them makes them fairly soggy.

After slicing the portabella mushrooms, onion, and pepper, heat a large skillet to medium-high. Add half of the canola oil, swirling it around to cover the entire pan, and then add the portabella slices.

Cook about 8 minutes until they’re caramelized, stirring occasionally.

Cooked portabella mushroom image

Remove the portabella mushrooms, then heat the remaining canola oil in the same pan then add the onion and bell pepper. Saute until vegetables turn brown, cooking about 8 minutes total.

Return the portabella mushrooms to the pan with the onion/pepper, then stir in the soy sauce and Worcestershire. Cook until the vegetables have absorbed most of the sauce.

Portabella mushroom with onions and red peppers image

Season the portabella mushroom with salt and pepper, then remove the pan from the heat. Divide the vegetable/mushroom mixture into 3 piles, then top each pile with a slice of cheese.

Use a spatula to tuck the mixture into the hoagie roll. Serve it up with a warm sweet potato or your choice of side and ENJOY! We preheated the oven to 350 degrees and toasted the portabella mushroom sandwich for a few minutes before serving, but that’s not necessary.

Portabella Mushroom Sandwich image

Original recipe found at Men’s Health Magazine

About the Author

By , on Sep 11, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. That does look good. I’ve always liked mushrooms as a substitute for meat.

    Some cheese on that and it would be heaven for me.

    Another good substitute for meat is eggplant, but you have to know how to cook it so it doesn’t get mushy 😐

  2. Shilpan says:

    This looks delicious, Andy. I am going to try it this weekend.

  3. Andy, that looks absolutely amazing. I love mushrooms and sandwiches are my personal favorite for lunch.

    Do you dip it in any type of sauce, or just eat it up as is? (Also, I like the idea of toasting the hoagie roll in the oven before serving – definitely going to try that)

  4. Once again, this looks amazing. You take really great pics. As for a Mushroom Council, I’m with you, who knew? I need to see if there are any job openings for the Pizza Council!

  5. Modest Money says:

    I’ve never really been a fan of mushrooms. I do at them when they’re in spaghetti sauce or something now, but I don’t think I could bring myself to make a meal where they are the main focus. I guess I’m just stubborn like that.

  6. bogofdebt says:

    This looks awesome! We actually just purchased some portabellas so this might have to go on the meal plan. Yum!

  7. I also LOVE mushrooms! This looks absolutely delicious!!! I wish it wasn’t breakfast time because I would make this right now…Oh who am I kidding? I can’t cook. I’d ask if Holly would make this for me now;)

    • Andy says:

      Greg, it’s really not hard to make. I follow Edward’s blog and his saying is VERY true: “if you can read, you can cook.” Just follow the directions and you’ll be fine.

  8. I personally can’t stand mushrooms but my girlfriend loves them. I will have to forward this on to her under the condition she doesn’t try to make me eat it!

  9. This looks really good. I have never been a big fan of mushroom sandwiches because they look bland but this looks like it would have a lot of flavor.

  10. Michelle says:

    i LOOOVE mushrooms, so this is right up my alley. Looks delicious.

  11. Michelle says:

    This looks amazing. Seriously, just come on over and cook for us 🙂

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