Vegetarian "Philly Cheesesteak"
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 sandwich
Sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes and Tuscan kale all piled high on a whole grain baguette — this is my special version of my Dad's favorite thing, the Philly Cheesesteak.
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion, julienned
  • 3-4 large cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 6 oz. whole grain baguette, cut in half (I cut off the end too)
  • 1 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • handful of Tuscan kale
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced into thin rounds
  1. To caramelize your onions in a slow cooker, stir julienned onion with about 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Cook, covered, for 4-5 hours. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. To caramelize on the stove top, heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat and add onions.
  4. Cook, covered and stirring every so often, until the onions start to brown. Since this is a small batch, it shouldn't take too long. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat on the stovetop.
  6. Add mushrooms and cook until 3-4 minutes or until they become fragrant.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. To assemble your sandwich, slice the whole grain baguette in half but not slicing all the way through.
  9. Pile on the cooked onions, followed by the cooked mushrooms.
  10. Top with shredded mozzarella and place under the broiler in your oven for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted. This will also help to toast your bread a little.
  11. Top with sliced tomatoes and kale.
  12. Serve right away.
Recipe by Take A Bite Out of Boca at