Portobello Sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Portobello Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Recipe at The Tasty Fork #vegetarian

Last week I said from Thursday at 11am till Sunday night, I’ve got college basketball brain. I know most of my readers don’t care for sports, so I won’t bore you with my bracket standings. But I will express these past few days have been so fun.. lots of good games and eating lots of food! Oh and my Indiana Hoosiers are still in it to win it! And that makes me very happy.

You know what else makes me happy – a hearty veggie sandwich. We’ve all been out to eat with that one friend who orders the vegetarian sandwich…and the sandwich is the SADDEST thing you’ve ever seen. I’d never pay a restaurant to feed me sprouts, cucumber and tomatoes smashed between bread and call it a meal. I’m getting depressed just thinking about it.

The Tasty Fork - Portobello Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce #vegetarian

So if I’m going to share a veggie sandwich, it’s going to be good. And let me tell you, this recipe is man approved. We ate this Portobello Sandwich twice in 24 hours. That’s a big deal for 2 reasons. One, I’m not a fan of leftovers unless if I can turn it into a different meal. Two, my husband didn’t even complain. He was happy to be meat free for another meal.

Honestly, if you make this sandwich, you won’t even miss the meat. I think portobello mushrooms are very filling and the roasted pepper sauce is so flavorful. I could’ve had a meal of bread with the roasted pepper sauce and been content. This sandwich is also loaded with grilled onions, fresh basil, spinach and goat cheese. It really brings those other veggie sandwiches to shame.

Hearty Veggie Sandwich - Portobello Sandwich with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Recipe at The Tasty Fork

Portobello Sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Cooking Light April 2013


  • 4 Portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 thick slices of onion
  • Salt
  • 1 loaf of crust ciabatta bread (enough for 4 sandwiches)
  • 1/2 cup bottled roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained
  • A few basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp dry roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 12 basil leaves


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Remove gills from mushrooms using a spoon; discard gills. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and half of garlic. Add mushrooms & onions to a resealable bag and pour in olive oil. Make sure mushrooms and onions are equally coated. Place mushrooms and onion slices in pan, and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove from heat. Sprinkle mushrooms with salt. Separate onion slices into rings.
  3. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil for 1 minute or until bread is lightly browned.
  4. Place remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, remaining garlic, roasted red peppers, basil, almonds, and vinegar in a food processor, and process until smooth. Taste & season with salt and pepper if needed. Spread red pepper sauce evenly over each bread slice; top 4 bread slices evenly with cheese, 1 mushroom, onion rings, spinach, and basil. Top with remaining 4 bread slices, sauce side down.
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 Recipe from Cooking Light, April 2013 Issue

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20 Responses

  1. Bacon, Pear & Smoked Gouda Panini says

    [...] Portobello Sandiwch with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce [...]

  2. Rachel @{I Love} My Disorganized Life says

    Thanks so much for linking up at Wicked Good Wednesdays each week. Your food always makes me DROOL!

  3. Christie - Food Done Light says

    I just love veggie sandwiches, your kind of veggie sandwiches. I really loved the almonds. I wasn’t expecting that. I have to try it. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    • admin says

      Thanks for coming by Christie!

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    You are right…if I eat a veggie sandwich it better be loaded!! I am loving all the things you stuffed into your bread!!!

    • admin says

      Thanks Jocelyn! Only stuffed veggie sandwiches are eaten in our house.

  5. Holly says

    Looks delicious!

    • admin says

      Thanks so much, Holly!!

  6. Julie says

    Oh this looks delicious, Meghan! I love portabello burgers. I pet the red pepper sauce makes them taste exceptional!

  7. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    I love mushrooms! Portobello sandwiches are so great! But let’s talk about this bread for a minute… WHERE did you find it? That bread looks amazing!

    • admin says

      Trader Joe’s! Please tell me you have one near by!

      • Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

        Wamp wamp. We have nothing here. I might go live in my sister’s bonus room just so I can shop at her grocery stores.

  8. Kate | Food Babbles says

    This sandwich sounds wonderful Meghan! I love portobellos but that roasted red pepper sauce sounds like it makes the sandwich something special. Yum!

    • admin says

      It really does, Kate! I can totally see myself making it again just to eat it with some bread!

  9. sally @ sallys baking addiction says

    This looks amazing! It blows my boring turkey sandwich out of the park. I need to go get some portobellos now!

    • admin says

      Thanks Sally!! I’m sure you’ll love it!

  10. I Gotta Try That says

    Looks so good!!!

    • admin says

      You gotta try it! :) Thanks for coming by!!

  11. Tess says

    Man, I wish I had the stuff to make it. So good!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Tess! I think a grocery store run is in your near future :)


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