Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Low-Carb and Keto Friendly

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 casserole
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
858 Calories
62g Fat
8g Carbs
66g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 858
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 33g 164%
Cholesterol 250mg 83%
Sodium 1682mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 66g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 1031mg 79%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 734mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The original Philly cheesesteak is a classic American regional dish developed in the early 20th century in Philadelphia. Made from thinly-sliced pieces of steak and Cheez Whiz on a long hoagie roll, the dish has die-hard fans.

This Philly cheesesteak casserole incorporates the well-loved flavors and ingredients of the sandwich and transforms it into an easy to prepare keto dish. Even without the bread, this low-carb meal is sure to satisfy.

This quick and easy keto casserole is made with seasoned ground beef instead of sliced beef for ease. It is then layered in a casserole dish with sautéed peppers and onions and topped with the all-important melty cheese.

While some loyal Philly cheesesteak fans love a smear of Cheez Whiz on their sandwich, this low-carb recipe is prepared without the processed ingredient. A bit of cream cheese is added to the meat mixture for that creamy mouthfeel and the casserole is topped with slices of provolone cheese. The whole casserole is baked until warm and perfectly melty but not browned and bubbly.

From the first bite, you won't miss the hoagie roll and you definitely won't miss the carbs. The whole meal is ready from start to finish in less than 45 minutes, so it is perfect to add to your weeknight dinner rotation.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 sliced green bell pepper

  • 1 sliced red bell pepper

  • 1 medium thinly-sliced yellow onion

  • 2 large beaten eggs

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 6-ounce package sliced provolone cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Philly Cheesesteak Casserole ingredients

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  2. In a large skillet over high heat, season the ground beef with the salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink. Drain off the excess fat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Set aside while preparing the vegetables.

    Meat browning in a skillet

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  3. Add the olive oil to the pan. Sauté the red and green peppers with the onion until soft. Remove from the heat.

    Onions and bell peppers in a pan

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  4. Add the eggs, softened cream cheese, milk, garlic powder, and onion powder to the bowl with the cooked ground beef. Toss to combine.

    Meat and egg mixture in a bowl

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  5. Transfer the meat mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish.

    Beef mixture in a casserole dish

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  6. Top the meat layer with the sautéed peppers and onions.

    Beef mixture topped with peppers and onions

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  7. Top the casserole with overlapping slices of provolone cheese. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until cheese is just melted but not browned and bubbly.

    Philly Cheesesteak Casserole ready to bake

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How to Store and Freeze

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave until warm and the cheese is melty.
  • Baked, cooled cheesesteak casserole can be frozen in airtight containers for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge before reheating.