Dr Oz: Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Recipe on Kathy Freston’s Diet


Dr Oz: Kathy Freston No-Meat Cheesesteak Recipe

Is there anything more decadent and fattening than a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich? While they’re delicious, they’re not for the faint of heart. That is, they weren’t until now. Today, health expert Kathy Freston showed how you can make a Vegan version of this classic sandwich that doesn’t use any meat at all.

Dr Oz: Vegan Cheesesteak

Where's the beef in Kathy Freston's vegan cheesesteak? Could it be...Seitan?


She even assembled a panel of carnivores to be taste testers and see if her sandwich lived up to the hype. Kathy prepared her dish for some members of the audience to get their reactions, and they all loved the taste. For some more good news, this sandwich has just half the calories of a traditional Philly Cheesesteak.

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Dr Oz: Kathy Freston Seitan Meat Substitute

For the Philly Cheesesteak, she uses Seitan as a wheat-based meat alternative. She said it’s easy to find in grocery stores and also available in a product called Smart Strips.


Read more about Seitan & Kathy’s Strawberry Pudding.

This meal also uses Vegan cheese, which is not derived from cow’s milk and melts just the way you’d want it to.

Dr Oz: No-Meat Philly Cheesesteak Recipe


  • 12 oz. Seitan, finely chopped
  • 4 slices Vegan Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Green Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced or pressed
  • ¼ tsp. fresh Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Vegan Marinara Sauce (optional)
  • 2 Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins


  1. Heat a large skillet on medium, and season with half the Olive Oil.
  2. Saute onions and peppers for about three minutes.
  3. Cover and reduce heat for five minutes, until onions are soft.
  4. Uncover and heat to medium-high.
  5. Add remaining Olive Oil, Garlic, and Seitan. Seitan should be pressed and dried before cooking.
  6. Add Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder, and fresh Pepper, stirring often.
  7. Cook for about four minutes, until Seitan is golden.
  8. Place cheese on top of seasoned Seitan, reducing heat to low.
  9. Once cheese melts, dish onto sandwich thins.
  10. Top with Marinara if desired.


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