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Philly Cheese Fakes Recipe

Philly Cheese Fakes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Philly Cheese Fakes

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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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