Vegan Cheesesteak


Vegan Cheesesteak

Philly's Finest Vegan Cheesesteak

This vegan twist on the classic Philly Cheesesteak is a delicious and healthy alternative to the original. Vegan cuisine is all about using plant-based ingredients to create flavorful and nutritious dishes, and this recipe is no exception. With a combination of seitan, mushrooms, and vegan cheese, this vegan cheesesteak is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free


Paleo, Keto, Gluten-free, Low-carb, High-protein


This vegan cheesesteak replaces the traditional beef with seitan, a high-protein meat substitute made from wheat gluten. The cheese is also vegan, made from plant-based ingredients instead of dairy. Additionally, mushrooms are added to give the dish a meaty texture and umami flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Cheesesteak, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (2g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 55g (12g sugars)
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the seitan and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Add the onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the garlic, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper to the skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  6. 6.
    Cut the hoagie rolls in half and place a slice of vegan cheese on each roll.
  7. 7.
    Place the rolls in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  8. 8.
    Divide the seitan and vegetable mixture among the hoagie rolls and serve immediately.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Seitan — Make sure to slice the seitan thinly to ensure it cooks evenly.
  • Vegan cheese — Use a high-quality vegan cheese that melts well, such as Daiya or Follow Your Heart.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the seitan from scratch, mix vital wheat gluten with water and seasonings, then knead the dough and simmer it in broth for an hour.
  • For a spicier version, add some sliced jalapenos or hot sauce to the vegetable mixture.
  • If you don't have hoagie rolls, you can use any type of bread or bun.
  • To make the dish gluten-free, use a gluten-free meat substitute such as tofu or tempeh.

Serving advice

Serve the vegan cheesesteak hot, with a side of fries or potato chips.

Presentation advice

Cut the cheesesteak in half diagonally and serve on a plate with a garnish of fresh parsley or cilantro.