Zapiekanka (Polish Mushroom and Cheese Bread)

Course Main
Cuisine Polish
Keyword baguette, mushroom, onion, Poland, Polish, sandwich, street food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Baguette Halves


  • 1 baguette sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces white cheddar shredded
  • Ketchup for serving


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • In a large pan, drizzle olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until beginning to soften and caramelize. Stir in the mushrooms, turmeric, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are softened. Remove from heat.
  • Spread the mushrooms and onions on each half of the baguette. Cover with grated cheese. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted and bread is toasted, about 10 minutes.
  • Drizzle with ketchup and serve warm.