Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

The simplest yet tastiest sandwich, the vegan chopped cheese sandwich, is made with only six ingredients and in less than 10 minutes. It’s a perfect weeknight plant-based meal when served with air fryer french fries.

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.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Veggie crumbles add the perfect meaty flavor and lots of plant-based protein
  • Green onions add a subtle onion flavor that works perfectly in this sandwich
  • Vegan cheese adds more than cheesy taste, it also acts as a binder, holding the sandwich together.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Veggie crumbles — There are many crumbles to choose from these days, including Gardein Beyond Beef and many plant-based meat substitutes, like Impossible Burger and Pure Farmland.
  • Green onion — I prefer the mild flavor of green onion, but you can substitute yellow or red onions.
  • Vegan cheddar cheese — We use either Daiya or Follow Your Heart Cheddar Shreds.
  • Hoagie buns
  • Vegan mayo — There are a number of vegan mayo options, such as Hellman’s Vegan Mayo.
  • Ketchup

How to Make Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

  1. Place the veggie crumbles in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped green onions. Stir and cook together.
  2. In the meantime, place the hoagie buns in a toaster oven, for about 3 minutes, until toasted.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

The 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 this sandwich as a sloppy joe without the sauce.

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.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these sandwiches with these toppings or side dishes:

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

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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