Philly Cheese Fakes for Two Recipe
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Philly Cheese Fakes for Two Recipe

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Mushrooms are the key to this twist on popular Philly steak sandwiches—a nice meatless meal option that’s tangy and tasty. —Veronica Vadakan, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 hoagie buns, split
  • 2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms, green pepper and onion. Pour dressing over vegetables; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring once.
  3. Divide mushroom mixture between bun bottoms and top with cheese. Broil bun halves 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Philly Cheese Fakes for Two in Taste of Home

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dmv60 User ID: 4942727 110127
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Delicious!!! My husband didn't even miss the meat--well maybe just a bit. I actually prefer this to a steak sandwich."

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