Nigella Lawson Portobello Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

bri.lavoie2 February 13, 2017

Oh my, this was yummy! I scaled this down for a light supper for me. I did add a tsp. of mayo, and threw a few potato chips on top for some crunch. Thank you so much for posting! :)

Sharon123 April 23, 2006

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