Nigella Lawson Portobello Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwich

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Epi-curious

I just saw Nigella make this on one of her TV shows and I had to post it. It is utterly yummy. You can experiment with toppings to create your own flavor sensations.

Top Review by bri.lavoie2

Pet peeve, but it makes no sense to name a sandwich a "cheesesteak" that contains neither cheese nor steak. This is an easy and delicious hot mushroom sandwich--which is what Nigella calls it--and it benefits from a little mustard to bring out the flavors, but a cheesesteak it is not. Enough "alternative facts" people!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put your cleaned mushroom caps, bottom side facing up, in a small baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mash the butter and mix in the garlic, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put about 2 tbls. of butter mix on top of each mushroom.
  4. Bake mushrooms until tender (15-20 min.).
  5. Slice foccacia down the center horizontally to create a bun.
  6. Dip the inside of each bun half in the oozing hot butter liquid in the mushroom baking dish to moisten.
  7. Put a mushroom in the center and top with lettuce, sliced onion, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. As you eat, the butter and mushroom juices will drip out of your sandwich, so be prepared.

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