Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

Updated: March 7, 2023, By Swasthi

These mushroom sandwiches have a filling made with button mushrooms sautéed in a homemade hot garlic sauce. A spread of mayonnaise or strained yogurt adds some creamy goodness. This sandwich is delicious, hot, spicy, super flavorsome and good enough make a satisfying meal. Sliced mushrooms are sautéed with onions and blend of garlic, chilies and vinegar.

Mushroom Sandwich

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If you don’t like hot and spicy foods, try out the other 2 bonus mushroom fillings shared in this post. For the cheese lovers, I have the cheesy mushroom filling in the recipe card below. For the plant food lovers I have another filling made with mushrooms and bell peppers (no cheese).

While you can use any bread of choice, I used a French baguette here. This first recipe requires blending garlic cloves, red chilies or flakes with vinegar, sugar and salt. If you do not have a grinder, you may use your favorite sauce. Something like sambal oelek works well here.

I made this here with button mushrooms, feel free to use any other of choice. Cremini, Portobello, fresh or dried shiitake also go well. If using dried, make sure you hydrate them well and use in the recipe. My family loves this Mushroom Sandwich with Tomato Soup or Vegetable Soup.

To assemble the mushroom sandwich, you need some mayonnaise, cream cheese or strained yogurt. Since the filling is spicy and hot, this tones down and takes the sandwich to the next level. Some shredded lettuce, sliced onions and tomatoes add refreshing flavors.

The filling keeps good for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator and the sandwich itself keeps good at room temperature for 2 hours. Make sure you don’t use sour cream or sour strained yogurt for the filling as it can become inedible if left at room temperature for long.

I am showing how to make 2 sandwiches here but you may double or triple the recipe if you want.

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Recipe 1 – How to make Mushroom Sandwich

1. Add 5 garlic cloves, 5 red chilies, 1 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and 3/4 tbsp vinegar (or lemon juice) to a small grinder jar. Pour 1 to 2 tbsps water and make a slightly coarse paste. You can also deseed the chilies and use.

making sauce

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add half tsp cumin seeds. When they sizzle, add 1 medium onion sliced and saute until golden. Add the ground garlic chilli paste and saute on a low to medium heat for 2 to 3 mins until it turns aromatic.

Add 1.5 cups sliced mushrooms and saute until they are cooked to your liking. If the mushrooms do not let out moisture cover and cook. They will release some moisture. Taste and add more salt and sugar if needed. Set aside to cool.

sauteing mushrooms

3. Slice and butter the bread. Toast it on a griddle or in a preheated oven at 240 C for 5 mins. Spread the filling evenly. Mix together mayo or Greek yogurt with little black pepper and mustard. Spread it evenly. I used this hung curd with mustard & pepper just the way I did for this veg burger.

hung curd

4. Place your shredded lettuce or any greens you like. Some onions and deseeded tomatoes over it. Little bit of mayo over it again and place your other slice of bread. The filling will be good enough to make 2 large sandwiches or 3 regular sandwiches. Mushroom sandwich is ready. You can also wrap this and take it to work.

Mushroom Sandwich

Recipe 2 – Grilled mushroom cheese sandwich

I have made this in a grill pan on stovetop. But can make it in an oven or in a sandwich toaster. This is just an idea and you can make many variations to this.

grilled mushroom sandwich

1. Smear butter over your bread and toast it until golden in whatever way you like. I did it in the pan. If making in a sandwich maker skip this step. Add a tbsp. of oil and saute green chilli, garlic and onions until pink or golden. Add mushrooms and sprinkle salt.

prepare the filling

2. Saute until they are cooked to suit your taste. We like to keep them al dente. Transfer the mushrooms over the bread. Place the cheese over the mushrooms & then add some dried herbs & pepper. Place another bread slice. Grill it in the oven or toaster. I grilled in the pan by placing another heavy cast iron pan over the bread. Left it until the cheese melted. Serve mushroom sandwich hot.

Recipe – 3 Bell pepper mushroom sandwich

sandwich on a plate

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add a large pinch of cumin (optional), 1 chopped chilli (optional), 1 garlic clove (chopped). When they crackle, add 1 medium sliced onion and saute until they turn light golden.

2. Then add half cup chopped bell peppers and 1 cup sliced mushrooms. Saute until they turn tender. Then add 1 sprig curry leaves (optional). I crushed 8 pepper corn with half tsp fennel seeds in a mini blender and then added.

If you do not like the flavors of fennel then just add 1/4 to half tsp garam masala.

3. Saute all of these until you begin to get a good smell of the spice powders. Turn off and cool this. Smear some butter on the bread slices and then place the mushroom mixture over the other side.

4. Place another slice of bread (butter side out) and toast this in a sandwich toaster. I toasted the bread on the pan as I made just one mushroom sandwich. The stuffing is good enough to make 3 to 4 mushroom sandwiches.

sauteing bell peppers and mushrooms

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Recipe Card

mushroom sandwich

Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

4.88 from 16 votes
3 ways to make mushroom sandwich. This post shares 3 easy ways to make sandwiches with mushrooms, spices, herbs. Serve them for a breakfast or meal with soup.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 4 slices bread (bread of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 garlic cloves fine chopped
  • 1 medium onion sliced thinly
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pinch salt as needed (very little since cheese is salted)
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes or chopped green chilli
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese (adjust to taste)


  • Heat a pan or grill pan with oil. Saute garlic and onions until they turn golden.
  • Add mushrooms and saute until they are tender yet crunchy. Set these aside.
  • Smear ¼ to ½ tbsp butter over each bread slice. Spread the mushrooms over the inner side of the bread (buttered side out).
  • Top the bread with mushrooms & grated cheese. Sprinkle herbs and chili flakes. Place another slice of bread (buttered side out).
  • Toast this in a sandwich toaster or on a pan until the cheese melts. If doing it on a pan, toast it on a low heat and press down the mushroom sandwich with a spatula. Turn to the other side and toast again until the cheese melts.
  • Slice the mushroom sandwich and serve hot.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 470mg20%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
I haven’t tried them yet but they look awesome. I just got some big mushrooms and I think I’m going to try couple of your sandwich recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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Tried the grilled mushroom sandwich with cheese and herbs. Simple and delicious.

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Hi Swasthi

Thankyou time and again for the lovely recipes that you share with us. Tried the stir fried hot garlic mushroom sandwich and it tasted nothing less than a good restaurant sandwich. All your recipes are awesome. Please continue adding new recipes. We all look forward to it. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. After cooking and eating the recipes written by you , one is assured of being contended with every morsel. Lots of love and best wishes to you.

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Thank you turned out great!

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all your recipes is super ..

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Simply delicious as usual.

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Grilled Mashroom Sandwich tastes delicious . We loved it so much.