Philly Cheese Fakes Recipe
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Philly Cheese Fakes 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:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 medium green peppers, sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 hoagie buns, split
  • 4 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. Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In a large bowl, combine mushrooms, green peppers and onion. Pour dressing over vegetables; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring once.
  3. Divide mushroom mixture among buns and top with cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Philly Cheese Fakes in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p39

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kimross67 User ID: 4986518 190735
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"it was great ilove it"

my_litch91 User ID: 1925659 128995
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"absolutely amazing! the smoked paprika is wonderful, i had never used this spice before... but it was fabulous!! I have found a new favorite meal!!"

shastabrooke2002 User ID: 3472142 121289
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Could not find shiitake mushrooms, so I just grabbed the only fresh mushrooms we could find in our rural grocery store (don't know what kind they were). My husband wasn't a fan--the thought of a vegitarian meal was too much for him--but I though it was great! Made it for Mom too & it went over well. A creative take on an old favorite!"

bakerswoman User ID: 5015523 191094
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"This is such a good recipe! My daughter, who "hates mushrooms" just loved it! She didn't know it had mushrooms in it! I would make this again in a heartbeat!"

dmv60 User ID: 4942727 118403
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"This was so good, my husband didn't even mind that it was meatless."

gingersnapped User ID: 1665340 191093
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"made this last night with a few alterations... I didn't have lemon and couldn't find the paprika I just bought (grrr) and shitakes are too expensive for MY pocketbook

so I used cremini mushrooms - I tossed the veggies with olive oil, salt & pepper and a splash of worcestershire - then did everything else the same EXCEPT I was afraid it wouldn't have enough flavor without the lemon and paprika - so I made garlic bread out of the roll and toasted it
I REALLY liked this for a quick meatless meal - I will totally make it again!!"

reezee1946 User ID: 3737934 190732
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"Could not find shitake mushroolms, so used portobellas instead. They turned out delicious and the vegetarian in the family got a big kick out of the name."

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