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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 274.7
  • Total Fat: 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,421.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 77.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.5 g
  • Protein: 27.5 g

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Vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak

Submitted by: ELPHABATHROPP

Introduction

A vegetarian twist to a classic! A vegetarian twist to a classic!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 green pepper
    4 tsp minced garlic
    ground black pepper, to taste
    1 medium yellow onion
    2 tbsp light whipped salad dressing
    1 slice low-fat cheddar cheese
    1 slice low-fat American cheese
    2 whole wheat hamburger buns
    1/4 cup sliced button mushrooms

Directions

Cut the green pepper and onion into thick chunks, discarding the seeds, peel, and undesirable flesh.
Spray a pan with cooking spray and heat on medium-low.
Add the green pepper, onion, and minced garlic. Sprinkle generously with ground black pepper, stir vegetables, and cover.
Alternate between stirring, leaving covered, and spraying vegetables with cooking spray, when needed.
When the green peppers and onions are almost done cooking, add the button mushrooms and stir.
Continue cooking for a few minutes.
Cut both the American cheese and the cheddar cheese into quarters and spread out on top of vegetables and lower heat.
While cheese is melting, spread the salad dressing on the whole wheat hamburger buns.
After cheese is completely melted, top the buns and serve.


Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELPHABATHROPP.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Portebello mushrooms are a better choice because they are meatier in texture and flavor. - 3/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would use EVOO instead of spray. I like the portabello mushroom instead of bun suggestion. Also, I'd add extra veggies like yellow and red bell pepper and celery. You're not really adding calorie, but you're adding crunch and flavor, not to mention health with the good stuff in veggies. - 11/28/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree with the last post. Sharing recipes is a community-minded gift. If you have a problem with a recipe, health-related or otherwise, just modify it or don't make it at all. Why attack someone who's sharing an idea? - 8/7/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm confused. This is just a regular sandwich with no meat. I would try it using seitan for the steak. That way it would have protein & substance. I would also use skim mozzarella for the cheese that's what's on this type of sandwich. It sounds like a big mac with no patty, which what's the point? - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy bu ti dont havealingredientstotry lateatnite living nconbtry . ive got cheese 3kinds bread adnaboutit ill ave thisadn try anothetime. late atniteilike a snacky sandwifh adnnotsure whtto fix othe thanbread mayo adnchoeeese or anythgidonthave. ill look i fditfind illsettle for chees - 1/22/12

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  • I like this recipe very much, it sounds yummy. - 12/1/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am from Philly. A cheesesteak is not a cheesesteak on a hamburger bun. Try chicken cheesesteak! Wonderful! A black bean spread is also great. - 12/16/10

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  • Mmm... Sounds tasty! I'm definitely goping to give this a try.
    Thanks for sharing! :-)
    Hugs,
    Lex xxx
    - 11/18/10

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  • Awesome !!! - 11/18/10

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  • Caution: It looks like the calories for the whole wheat buns are "understated" to say the least. "4 calories of Old Tyme 100% Whole Wheat Rolls, (2 serving)" can't possibly correct. I suggest that you go over the calorie (and sodium) count in its entirety before you decide to make it for you. - 11/17/10

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  • Very yummy!! Thank you for referring to it as a Philly Cheesesteak and not incorrectly as a "Philly" or a "Steak and Cheese" as most people do. :) - 11/17/10

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  • watching the calorie count with the cheese, but tasty veggies! - 11/17/10

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  • I've eaten raw veggie sandwiches and love them, so this looks really appealing! - 11/17/10

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  • really a nice change from meat----- - 11/17/10

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  • Far too little mushroom! - 11/17/10

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  • This sounds sooo delicious! Will definitely make this, as the meaty version is too greasy and heavy for me. - 11/17/10

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  • Would like to see a Chef Meg version - 11/17/10

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  • Very yummy! - 9/9/10

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  • This is a great recipe...I need the whole grain bun for my daily fiber intake and I so love peppers and mushrooms!! I have yellow, red and serrano in the fridge now!The cheese will be low salt-low fat and I will also use diet mayo. Fresh ground pepper, and raw red onion slices on top! Great lunch! - 3/8/10

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  • This sounds very interesting. I love all of the ingredients, so will give it a try. - 3/8/10

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's good butg without the black pepper and mayo.
    Also nooo whole wheat bread. can't digest it. - 11/28/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    whoa..horrifying sodium amount! - 11/27/08

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  • I made this for lunch, and it was excellant! How can you go wrong with veggies and cheeze. I added up the sodium for a serving with my low-fat cheeses and came up with 425 per serving. I think someone hit another number by mistake. By that is ok, we need to figure this good stuff out too! YUM! - 11/27/08

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  • I have a friend who's a vegetarian and I'm sure she'll love this. - 11/27/08

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  • Is delicious!!!!! - 11/27/08

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  • If you have a George Forman type grill you can do your veggies on that instead of adding calories of the spray. I grill all my veggies on my grill. - 11/27/08

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  • Sounds good to me,maybe I'll make this weekend! - 11/27/08

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  • Sounds yummy, will def' be making it. - 11/27/08

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  • This sounds wonderful and is on the top of my will make this weekend list. - 11/27/08

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  • I made this today. I like it and will make it often. A good way to have a meatless meal! Thank you for sharing! - 8/9/08

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  • gonna have to try this it sounds REALLY good to me. Thank you for sharing. I don't understand why so many people have to complain if you don't like it JUST don't make it. no need to say anything. AND sp specifically tells you not all recipes HAVE to be healthy to be on here as moderation is key - 8/8/08

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  • Wow - I have decided to become a vegatarian and this recipe is on point. Thanks - 8/8/08

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  • It sounds good to me! - 8/7/08

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  • I love philly sandwiches. You can sub out the bread for portobello mushrooms and the American/Cheddar cheese for Swiss. You might want to edit so the sodium calculations are right and everyone that keeps commenting stops being so incredibly snarky. Shouldn't it list 1 bun or 2 halves and not 2? - 8/7/08

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  • Sounds good ... I also watch sodium and cholesterol ... and this amount is plannable for me. I do think I will use my low fat Swiss cheese tho' LOL. - 8/7/08

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  • I had to look up what a Philly Cheesesteak was as I'm not American but this sounds real tasty! Prob not the healthiest but if you had it as a meal it would be ok. - 8/7/08

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  • I'll third that motion too. Don't attack with the hacks. If you don't like, you don't have to try it and you can always modify.. - 8/7/08

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  • First of all, if you recalculate the info the sodium is less than half what is listed, 597mg by my calculations, the protein 12.6g, calories 220, fat 6g. With there being 2 buns it must be 2 servings. Second, I think many of you could have been a bit less snarky, if you don't like it don't make it - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Recipe could be called Veg Philly cheesesteak if you used a meat substitute for the steak. This recipe is a cheese sandwich with onions. - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    much too much Sodium for a whole day. Not healthy at all - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Seem a little off to me - sodium is extremely high, I'm not exactly sure where all the protein is coming from with only 2 slices of cheese, fat seems excessive. Good try though - I'll stick with MSF protein subs and FF cheese and veggies for a "regular" size sandwich type meal. - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can't eat anything like this with so much sodium!!!
    This recipe should NOT have made it into the SHARE section! Too many of us have HIGH BLOOD pressure, and need to avoid sodium in our diets. - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The sodium content is outrageous. If modified this could be a delicious meal. I thought Sparkspeople was suppose to present healthy meals. - 8/7/08

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  • I make this but while cooking pepper/onion/mushroom mixture I grill portabello mushroom slices. When putting the sandwich together I use just a dab of extra virgin olive oil on the bread, then a layer of grilled mushrooms, bell pepper blend and end with sliced tomatoes and raw sliced onions. - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds interesting. Not sure if I would try it or not. - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    its a philly, wihtout the meat! Love it!!! - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good and I will definitely try it out! - 8/7/08

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  • I'll be trying this one. I have this great lite swiss to sub for the American cheese. Not all Vegetarian food is low cal and not all vegetarians are slim. - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this does not sound healthy to me at all, i think the original with the meat would be almost the same don't think i will be trying this one - 8/7/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    cholesterol level is exstreamly high in this recipie also - 8/7/08

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  • I am going to try and modify...but sounds very good.. - 8/7/08

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  • Sounds good, but I think the nutritional info is off. The sodium is extremely high for a recipe full of veggies. I'll modify it & make it work for me. - 8/7/08

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  • I added a little meat and it was great! - 4/15/07

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  • It's not all that healthy (better to use 'proper' cheese maybe?) but it sounds gooooooooood. - 3/21/07

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