Philly Cheese Fakes for Two

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Broil: 5 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 21, 2023
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
Philly Cheese Fakes for Two Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet. Add bun tops to baking sheet, cut side up. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bun tops are lightly browned. Replace tops.

Nutrition Facts

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