Get free help preparing your taxes from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Find a location




Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!




AARP Games - Play Now!
AARP Auto Buying Program


Contests and

AARP’s Superstar
2015 Contest

Sing for a chance to win $5,000! Enter AARP’s Superstar 2015 Contest!
See official rules

most popular


3 Hearty Meatless Sandwich Recipes

Some surprising ingredients provide a meaty flavor that just might fool you!

AARP Food Expert Pam Anderson: Three Hearty Meatless Sandwich Recipes: Barbecued Mushrooms Sandwich

You can use leftovers from making this sandwich as pizza toppings. — Photo by

Barbecued Mushroom Sandwiches

Enough for four to five sandwiches. You'll have enough leftover barbecued mushrooms for another hearty meatless sandwich another day. You can also use leftovers as a pizza topping.

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds sliced mushrooms

1 medium-large onion, chopped

Salt and ground black pepper

1/2 cup your favorite barbecue sauce

4 to 5 sandwich buns.

Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms and sauté until they lose their juices and then start to brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add onion; continue to sauté until onions soften, three to four minutes longer. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low; stir in barbecue sauce and enough water to create a loose sauce consistency. Continue to cook to heat through, a minute or so. Meanwhile toast buns until golden brown. Top with mushrooms and serve.

AARP Food Expert Pam Anderson: Three Hearty Meatless Sandwich Recipes: Meatless Italian Sub

A meatless Italian sub? Yes, and it never tasted so good. —

Meatless Italian Subs

Makes two large sandwiches serve two to four. This hearty meatless sandwich is so filling, you may find a half portion might be just right.

2 sandwich rolls

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

4 lettuce leaves

4 thin slices each (about 4 ounces total) provolone and pepper jack

4 dill pickle slices

2 slices each: large tomato, lightly sprinkled with salt, red onion, bell pepper rings

1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts

Drizzle each side of sandwich roll with olive oil and vinegar, sprinkle with oregano and then top each with a lettuce leaf and a cheese slice. Top each sandwich roll bottom with the following: pickle, tomato, onion, bell pepper and a portion of artichoke hearts. Cap with sandwich top. Halve and serve.

You may also like: Try these 10 meatless grilling ideas. 

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

membership schwanns discount

Members save $20 on their first grocery delivery order from Schwan's Home Service™.

Outback membership benefit aarp festive steak dinner

Members save 15% on dinner Monday-Thursday and on lunch every day at Outback Steakhouse.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.