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Veggie Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich

Veggie Philly style sandwich is a veggie-focused version of the classic Philadelphia sandwich.   

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Everyone knows that Philadelphia is notorious for the gooey and cheesy steak sandwich, but there are there are so many other great sandwiches that Philly has to offer.  Just about every one of them is packed with meat, like Italian Hoagies and one of my favorites, roast pork and broccoli rabe.  To help spread the sandwich love even more to my friends, I am transforming the classic roast pork sandwich into a veggie-filled, meat-free version.

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Mushrooms are my go-to meat stand in.  They have a meaty texture and they soak up all of the flavors that they are cooked with. When I make this veggie riff on the roast pork sandwich, I slice the mushrooms thin and cook them with a dose of garlic and a splash of red wine.

While the mushrooms are cooking, the broccoli rabe is sauteed in olive oil with even more garlic until soft and tender.  All of the veggies are piled onto a whole grain baguette and topped with creamy and delicious Land O Lakes® Deli American,

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Adding Land O Lakes® Deli American  to this sandwich is just like the icing on the cake. It’s so creamy, melts perfectly and adds just the right amount of flavor to the sandwich.

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When I buy Land O Lakes®  Deli American  from my local deli counter, I always buy extra because  I know it won’t last long in my house. It livens up a boring sandwich at lunchtime, and It’s also perfect for grabbing a slice for a quick snack.

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Veggie Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich

A veggie focused version of a classic Philly style sandwich that’s full of flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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Keyword: portobello mushroom, vegetarian sandwich. mushroom sandwich
Servings: 2
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Anne
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil – divided
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe that’s been cleaned and trimmed
  • 4 medium portobello mushroom caps cleaned and sliced thin about 1/8′ or less
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 chili pepper sliced – optional
  • 4 slices Land O Lakes® Deli American
  • 1/2 whole grain or sourdough baguette


  • fill a saucepan 1/2 way with water and bring to a boil
  • add the broccoli rabe and cook for 5 minutes, drain and rinse in COLD water, set aside
  • add 1 tablespoon of oil to skillet and heat over medium heat add 1 clove of garlic and mushrooms cook until mushrooms soften – 8 to 10 minutes
  • stir in the wine and oregano, reduce heat to low and allow to cook for 5 minutes
  • while mushrooms are cooking, heat remaining oil in another skillet over medium heat, add garlic and broccoli rabe cook over medium to low heat until garlic becomes soft
  • Place the cooked mushrooms on the bread, top with broccoli rabe, pepper slices and Land O Lakes®Deli American.
  • Place sandwich under a broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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  1. Mushroom is my stand in for meat too, I think it tastes great and is full in umami. This sandwich looks out of this world delicious! I would love to have this right now!

  2. Yeah i love mushroom in everything, and that include my sandwich too. With the creamy land O lakes butter in it, I bet the taste of this sandwich is top notch.

  3. Mushrooms are brilliant in these. You’re right that they really soak up all of the flavor and juices the same way meat does and provide excellent texture. These look delicious!

  4. That looks delicious. I don’t think we get land o lakes here – but I agree 100% about mushroom being a good ‘meat’. I make a great portobello mushroom burger;)

  5. I love mushrooms anything and this sounds so delicious. Roast pork sandwiches in a nice crusty bread sounds like a great dinner for me on a weekday. Saving this for later.

  6. Mushrooms are one of my favourite vegetarian substitutions for meat as well, and one of my favourite things to eat! This sandwich sounds delcicious! I love everything about it from the mushrooms, to the greens, to the cheese!

  7. This type of sandwich is what I would totally order at a bistro lunch somewhere about town! I have never made myself a really fancy sandwich at home though. I guess it is time, huh? This vegetarian version looks just right!

  8. Now, this is my kind of sandwich! We recently went back to a vegetarian diet and have been a little stuck for sandwich ideas. Definitely trying this, thank you for sharing this x

  9. Look at the veggies on that sandwich! Looks amazing. The traditional philly steak sandwich is still my favorite, but this is a wonderful twist that I’ll definitely have to try

  10. Now this is my kind of philly sandwich!! I love how many veggies you have managed to sneak in here, and so many awesome flavors! YUM

  11. We try to eat meatless around here as much as possible, and I love that this sandwich is packed full of veggies. It would be so filling and satisfying, and I know that I wouldn’t miss the meat.