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Shiitake Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This savory, cheesy grilled sandwich includes smoky-sweet shiitake bacon made from mushrooms.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 sandwich
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • skillet


  • 1 cup shiitake bacon see notes for recipe
  • 1/2 cup vegan shredded cheese any flavor (cheddar used)
  • 2 slices bread
  • extra virgin olive oil as needed for skillet


  • Prepare your shiitake bacon according to the directions in this post. Set aside.
  • Warm a large skillet over high heat. Add a drizzle of oil. Wet the bread on both sides, then place both slices on the hot pan. Add the cheese and mushrooms. Close bread. Cover with lid or grilled cheese press. Reduce heat to low. Heat until the cheese melts.
  • Slice and serve.


Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 871mg | Potassium: 789mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 4mg