Mushrooms are one of the most versatile ingredients out there and they are also a great substitute for meat. That umami, earthy flavor, and ‘meaty’ texture can satisfy the most fervent of meat-eaters. Plus, mushrooms are full of important vitamins and minerals! Here are 15 mushroom sandwich recipes that you have to try!
1. High-Protein Mushroom Sandwich With Spicy Aioli
M.A.L.T., mushroom, avocado, lettuce, tomato, is a vegan version of a classic sandwich-so simple but so delicious! Roasted mushrooms add a meatiness to this dish and have a succulent, earthy flavor. The spicy and slightly creamy aioli that goes on it is honestly what ties this whole thing together! Plus, this High-Protein Mushroom Sandwich With Spicy Aioli by Rachel Carr packs in 30 grams of protein per serving!
2. Maitake Mushroom Sandwich With French Onion Soup Dip
This Maitake Mushroom Sandwich With French Onion Soup Dip by Carla Rendon and Jessica Ruiz has got it all – a hearty roast Maitake mushroom, a creamy pumpkin hummus, and a thick french onion dipping sauce. The recipe takes a bit of prep but it’s well worth the trouble for this decadent, sandwich.
3. Black Garlic BBQ Mushroom Sandwich
Meaty mushrooms, caramelized onions, crunchy slaw, and creamy avocados are so satisfying together in this Black Garlic BBQ Mushroom Sandwich by Rachel Carr! Black garlic is an unusual ingredient that lends a very unique and ephemeral flavor to this dish. It’s made by fermenting whole garlic bulbs for several weeks until the flavor becomes mildly sweet.
4. Southern-Style Pulled Mushroom Sandwich
As far as comfort foods go, loaded sandwiches are among the best of the best. In this take on a Southern classic, shredded, meaty mushrooms are coated in barbecue sauce, and sandwiched between two crusty slices of bread with crunchy coleslaw. This Southern-Style Pulled Mushroom Sandwich by Ksenia Prints is a smoky, sweet, and creamy mess that will leave you giddy with joy.
5. Greek Mushroom Pita Sandwich
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6. One-Sheet Bbq Mushroom Jack ‘n Peaches Sandwiches
These One-Sheet Bbq Mushroom Jack ‘n Peaches Sandwiches by Dustin Harder are a variation on pulled pork sandwiches with the addition of peaches. Adding peaches to any BBQ situation, or even just eating BBQ peaches, is delicious! The sweetness paired with the spices of the BBQ sauce makes for a super tasty flavor combo. Mix that up with savory and chewy mushrooms and jackfruit and it’s a sandwich that even your nonvegan friends will be asking you to make every Fourth of July! Speaking of which, you can turn this into sliders with smaller buns for a breezy appetizer.
7. Mushroom and Spinach Sandwich
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8. Russian-Inspired Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich
This Russian-Inspired Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich by Katharina Boden features classic Russian ingredients like steamed cabbage, beetroots, creamy mushrooms, and some pine nuts. Think that cabbage is always overdone and mushy? Wrong! In this sandwich, the veggie is refreshingly crunch and adds a needed freshness to the dish.
9. Portobello Mushroom BLT Sandwich
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Even if you aren’t vegan, this Portobello Mushroom BLT Sandwich by Michaell Johnson will make your taste buds dance! Eat this. It’s a much lower calorie alternative than bacon and you are getting mega health benefits. What could be better?
10. Mushroom and Tofu Cutlet Sandwich
Say “hello” to the perfect weekend lunch. This Mushroom and Tofu Cutlet Sandwich by Inka Szot is packed with crispy tofu cutlets, meaty mushrooms, greens, and vegetables between two toasted buns. It’s stacked, so you could even split it with somebody or save the other half for later.
11. Grilled Chicken of the Woods Sandwich
Chicken of the Woods is a mushroom also known by its fancy name, Laetiporus. It’s a bright orangey-yellow shelf mushroom with a texture similar to chicken and a soft, lemony scent. In this awesome Grilled Chicken of the Woods Sandwich by Wicked Healthy, these tasty mushrooms are cooked in a cast-iron skillet with seasoning until golden and crispy before being baked in the oven. You can assemble the sandwich any way you like — with vegan cheese, onions, greens, etc… You’ll be amazed by just how chicken-like this sandwich tastes.
12. Premium Patty Melt With Mushrooms and Special Sauce
This Premium Patty Melt With Mushrooms and Special Sauce by Zsu Dever consists of vegan burger patties, melty vegan cheese, and mushrooms sandwiched between two slices of grilled rye bread. It’s paired with a special sauce to add even more ooey, gooey creaminess and to give the sandwich a bit of tang to offset the sweetness from those fine caramelized onions.
13. Portobello ‘Bacon’ Sandwich
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A sandwich can be a masterpiece. They don’t ever have to be boring, they can be bright, beautiful, and delicious. This Portobello ‘Bacon’ Sandwich by Heather Poire is all those things and more. Smoky, savory Portobello mushroom “bacon” is paired with salty olives, spicy arugula, crunchy greens, and a creamy avocado spread. This is a great go-to lunch that you can whip together for lunch the night before.
14. Portobello and Tofu Scramble Sandwich
This Portobello and Tofu Scramble Sandwich by Annabelle Randles is a hearty breakfast option filled with savory goodness. Toasty ciabatta bread is slathered in red pesto, topped with tender Portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and a well-seasoned tofu scramble. A super satisfying and healthy way to start the day or to enjoy on those nights when you’re craving breakfast for dinner.
15. Classic Philly Roast Sandwich With ‘Provolone’ and Rapini
If you are dying for a classic Philly cheese, try this Classic Philly Roast Sandwich With ‘Provolone’ and Rapini by Zsu Dever and you’ll never need to dream of cheesesteaks again. The slow-baked mushrooms are topped with an incredible, melty, plant-based cheese and finished off with tender red peppers and garlicky greens. This is one killer sandwich.
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