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Reuben Portobello Mushroom Burgers

These portobello mushroom burgers are a hit every time I serve them. They are filling but not heavy. The sauerkraut, garlic cloves and onions can be made ahead to cut down on prep time. —Lisa Benoit, Cookeville, Tennessee

Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

1 review

These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...


Air-Fryer Portobello Melts

We're always looking for satisfying vegetarian meals, and this air-fryer sandwich recipe tops the list. These melts are especially delicious...


Lentil Sloppy Joes

8 reviews

When I experimented with making more vegetarian-friendly recipes, this was one of my biggest hits—we still eat it weekly! My...


Italian Grilled Cheese

7 reviews

These sandwiches are a delicious, dressed-up version of the traditional favorite. The pocket of melted mozzarella or provolone cheese and...

Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Slaw

2 reviews

We like to eat meatless at least one day a week, so I always keep cans of various beans in...


Chiles Rellenos Sandwiches

1 review

Even since my early days of cooking, one thing hasn’t changed: I still love to make these zippy grilled chile...

Mexican Black Bean Burgers

My husband's a vegetarian so I love finding meatless recipes we all like. These burgers are not only easy to...


Veggie Burgers

5 reviews

"We created these quick vegetable patties to use up some of our garden bounty," relates Mary James from Port Orchard,...


Tomato-Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

All the flavors of Pizza Margherita in fewer than 20 minutes make this the perfect meal for the whole family....


Portobello-Gouda Grilled Sandwiches

8 reviews

Take a simple grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with the earthy, rustic flavors of portobello mushrooms and gouda...

Grilled Cheese with Tomato

1 review

Tricia Curley puts a tasty Italian twist on a lunchtime tradition. The Joliet, Illinois cook's speedy skillet sandwich features mozzarella,...


Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

5 reviews

To create a more “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwich, I threw in tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. I enjoy a...


Grilled Portobello Sandwiches

This sandwich is so good, I've actually made one just for myself, and I don't usually do that. The flavor...


Grilled Tomato Sandwiches

These sandwiches can be assembled in a snap—and are perfect for summer lunches! —Wendy Stenman, Germantown, Wisconsin


Veggie Cheese Sandwiches

I try to keep the ingredient on hand for these toasted sandwiches. Add whatever vegetables best fit your taste, or...

Grilled Blue Cheese Sandwiches

2 reviews

Once they try these rich tasty sandwiches, the blue cheese lovers in your family will never request a traditional grilled...


Creamy Asparagus on Toast

3 reviews

If you have hard-cooked eggs left over from Easter, here's a way to use some of them. It's delicious for...


Corn ‘n’ Squash Quesadillas

2 reviews

Grilled vegetables give these quesadillas their distinctive flair, while cumin and jalapeno peppers add a little zip. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort...


Fast Italian Grilled Cheese

2 reviews

Provolone cheese, tomato slices and basil leaves make up the satisfying filling for these flame-broiled sandwiches. Lightly brushed with Italian...


Portobello Burgers with Pear-Walnut Mayonnaise

2 reviews

A big, juicy grilled mushroom with a nutty pear mayonnaise and creamy blue cheese makes for an outstanding veggie burger....


Spinach Egg Croissants

1 review

This special breakfast entree is a real treat on weekends when I have time to enjoy a relaxing meal.


Open-Faced Portobello Sandwiches

"This is a great meatless meal that doesn't leave you feeling deprived," writes R.O. Smith from Bountiful, Utah. This warm,...


Mediterranean Salad Sandwiches

These hearty, fresh-flavored sandwiches taste like a summer salad on a bun. Add iced tea, a side of sorbet and...

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Grilled Havarti & Mushrooms

1 review

There's nothing like the first bite of this sandwich. A crisp buttery exterior gives way to creamy dilled cheese and...


Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2 reviews

This is a mouthwatering new twist on grilled cheese that’s a cheese-lover’s dream come true. You’ll be hooked! Feel free...


Grilled Cheese Supreme

1 review

Buttery rye holds a bevy of veggies, cheese and avocado in these full-flavored sandwiches. I've also prepared them on my...


Homemade Cilantro Bean Burgers

These pantry-friendly bean burgers are a tempting alternative to beef. Cilantro, cumin and lime juice add a lively Latin kick.—Dorothy...


Sweet Pepper Pitas

1 review

Here’s a quick, colorful, grab-and-go pita lunch that gets rave reviews from all ages, says Brigid King in Macomb, Michigan....


Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

1 review

We love this recipe because it's easy and vegetarian. Family members assemble their own sandwiches to their liking. -Cara Neth...