Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

The simplest yet tastiest sandwich, the Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich, is made with only a few ingredients and in less than 10 minutes. Be prepared to be wowed.

A vegan chopped cheese sandwich sits on a plate next to potato chips with ingredients in the background to make more.

If you love vegan sandwiches, you’ve come to the right place. Check out my Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Avocados. Or how about my Vegan Philly Cheesesteak!

First of all, everyone’s talking about it. Even the NY Times wrote a story about the Chopped Cheese Sandwich. All I did was veganize it.

It wasn’t even that difficult to do, because of the simplicity of the ingredients involved.

The Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

We all love a good sandwich. But the trick is creating a sandwich that doesn’t take a ton of time. This sandwich is just about as easy as they come, and yet so satisfying. All you need is a hoagie bun (or two), some vegan veggie crumbles, green onions, vegan cheddar, and some vegan mayo. That should just about do it. Of course, toasting that bun with some olive oil or vegan butter is a nice touch too.

Think of the vegan chopped cheese sandwich as a sloppy joe without the sauce.

It’s turned into a go-to sandwich when we’re in a pinch. You know those nights where you’re in a hurry and you just don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen? This vegan chopped cheese sandwich comes to the rescue every time. It’s a matter of heating up the skillet, toasting the bun, heating up the veggie crumbles, and voila! You’re ready for dinner.

I like to sprinkle the vegan cheddar shreds over the veggie crumbles while it’s heating up in the skillet. That way the heat from the skillet melts the cheese, sort of like a grilled cheese sandwich at that point.

Change the Recipe

The best part of this vegan chopped cheese sandwich is that it leaves lots of room for interpretation. You can change this recipe around in so many ways. Here are a few ideas for how you can change this recipe up:

  • Make it a Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich Big Mac style by adding some of Just Mayo’s Thousand Island Dressing
  • Add some chopped jalapeños to the veggie crumbles as its sautéing in the skillet
  • Try adding some green or red bell peppers to the veggie crumbles
  • I could see adding some sweetened mustard on the bun in addition to the ketchup
  • Or, how about adding some crispy tater tots on top of the veggie crumbles. Yes!

No matter how you slice it, this Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich has potential! Lots and lots of potential.

A vegan chopped cheese sandwich on a plate next to potato chips.

We sure do love this Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich. We hope you do too! If you decide to make the recipe, be sure to snap a photo and share it with #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

This easy, cheesy vegan sandwich, the Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich, is a vegan version of the famous NYC sandwich. It’s ready in 10 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Marly


  • 1 15 oz package veggie crumbles
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 hoagie buns dairy-free
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • Place the veggie crumbles in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped green onions. Stir and cook together.
  • In the meantime, place the hoagie buns in a toaster oven, for about 3 minutes, until toasted.
  • Use a spatula to mold the veggie crumbles into 4 rows, about the size of your hoagie buns. Place 1 – 2 slices of cheese over each row of veggie crumbles. Once the cheese starts to melt, you’re ready.
  • Add some vegan mayo to the top and bottom of each bun along with some ketchup. Then use your spatula to place one row of the vegan meat/cheese mixture on each bun. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 884mg37%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Whatever vegan sandwich you’re noshing on, enjoy!

5 Responses to Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJenn @ Peas and Crayons Reply

    I adore this vibrant veganized version! (also hooray alliteration!) The Big Mac option has me swooning! 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Jenn! Thanks! I adore alliteration too. Too much. I have to pull myself back sometimes. 🙂 Also, this sandwich. I know! It’s not only easy, but tasty and colorful too! It’s our favorite go-to easy dinner!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLinda @ Veganosity Reply

    This sounds amazing! I just bought a package of Daiya’s new and improved cheddar slices, and your recipe just inspired me to get cooking. Thank you for sharing my grilled cheese recipe. 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Linda! Those cheddar slices! OMG! So good! I think you’ll love it on this sandwich. Also, thanks for making such a delicious, shareable sandwich! 🙂

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLeona Mcmillen Reply

    You always amaze me with the delicious recipes you make. I really love this one.

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