Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet dinner is keto and low carb. This tender beef is loaded with green peppers and onion. Top with cheese for an amazing meal!

Close up image of philly cheesesteak in a iron skillet.

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe:

Are you eating low carb or doing the Keto lifestyle diet? This Philly Cheese steak keto recipe is packed with flavor and no one will miss the bread.

I love meals that everyone can enjoy. This meal can easily be made for an entire family. If you have family members that must have the bread, simply put their serving on hoagie rolls. They make the best Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.

However you serve this dish, it is sure to be a hit with the entire family! If you like to meal prep for the week, this is a great meal for that.

Close up image of philly cheesesteak in a iron skillet.

What is Philly Cheese Steak?

Traditionally a Philly Cheese Steak is a sandwich that is made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese. It is usually served in a hoagie roll. Now it is a popular keto low net carb meal when you serve it by itself with no hoagie.

My kids usually eat on a hoagie or on a bed of rice. I like it by itself especially when I am trying to eat low carb.

Make it into a Keto Philly Cheese Steak bowl!

Easy keto friendly, low carb recipes are the best. We really enjoy skillet recipes because there is less to clean up! My favorite way to eat this Philly Cheese Steak is make into a bowl. I can keep it low carb and still enjoy my meal.

The bell peppers and onion come together with the cheese for such an amazing meal. The meat is so tender and everyone will be satisfied after this filling meal.

We like to serve it with a simple green salad but you can easily just eat this all by itself!

Let’s get started making Low carb philly cheesesteak!

Ingredients for philly cheesesteak - flank steak, minced garlic, green bell pepper, butter, red bell pepper, onion, provolone cheese, italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Ingredients you need

  • Flank Steak
  • Minced Garlic – You can also use garlic powder.
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Butter
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper

How to make Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole:

  • In a hot cast iron skillet, melt two tablespoons of butter or olive oil and add peppers, onion, and minced garlic.
  • Saute until the onions and peppers are soft on medium high heat.  Remove the veggies from the cast iron skillet and set aside.
Close up image of onions and peppers in a skillet.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the cast iron skillet and add the beef. (Make sure to use a large skillet so you have plenty of room). You can also use a tablespoon oil if desired.
  • Add in the Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Allow to sear on each side, then cover and cook on medium-low until the steak is cooked all the way through.
Close up image of steak strips in a iron skillet.
  • Once the steak is done, add the peppers and onion mixture back to the cast iron skillet. Cook on low for 2 minutes.
  • Place provolone cheese slices on top of the steak and veggie mixture to cover while meat is in the skillet or a baking dish.
Close up image of Philly Cheesesteak in a iron skillet with provolone on top.
  • Place a lid on top and allow the cheese to melt (1-2 minutes).
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with a side salad and dinner is done.

Can I make Philly Cheesesteak ahead of time?

Philly cheesesteak is the perfect meal to make ahead of time and for meal planning. I like to make and freeze for an easy weeknight meal. I prepare the meal and pepper mixture and let it cool to room temperature.

Then I place in a air tight container and place in the refrigerator. Once you are ready to serve, place back in the skillet and heat then top with your cheese and melt as indicated in the recipe.

It is great in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days. Makes a great lunch the next day for my husband. I just put in an individual container and he can heat up in the microwave.

Close up image of philly cheesesteak in a skillet.

Variation Ideas:

  • Change the Protein – If you prefer, you can change the protein by using ground beef or even sliced chicken. Ground turkey works great too.
  • Use different cheeses – American cheese, swiss cheese and Cheez Whiz are great alternatives to Provolone Cheese. Make sure you shred your own cheese, pre-shredded cheese as added ingredients.
  • Make a Sandwich – If you want to stick with a low carb meal, you can serve it on a keto bread or lettuce wraps if you want a sandwich
  • Add in Vegetables – My favorite addition to this meal is adding in mushrooms.
  • Philly Cheesesteak Casserole Recipe – I like to prepare my meat and peppers as indicated in the skillet. You can then place in a casserole dish for melt the cheese in the oven. This is a great low carb philly cheesesteak casserole meal.
  • Add in Cream Cheese – If you want a creamier texture to your Philly Cheesesteak add in a block of cream cheese.

Tips for the best Philly Cheesesteak:

  • Select the best Steak – You want to select meat that has reasonable amount of fat on it. You also want it thinly sliced. I always check with my butcher at the meat market for assistance.
  • Optional Peppers – We used green and red bell peppers but you can also use yellow or orange. I usually get the ones with the best price.
  • Carb Loving Family – When I prepare a meal, I usually try and give my carb loving family options to choose from. Even though I am eating this with a some extra vegetables, I will make sure I have some hoagies or rice for my family.

What to serve with Keto Philly Cheesesteak?

Close up image Philly Cheese Steak in a skillet. Serving on a fork.

Print this Philly Cheese steak keto recipe below:

Keto Philly CheeseSteak Skillet Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet dinner is loaded with tender beef, onion and bell peppers. Low carb philly cheese steak recipe is so easy. Try this today!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dinner
Calories 317
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak (thinly sliced)
  • teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 7 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • In a hot cast iron skillet, melt two tablespoons of butter and add peppers, onion, and minced garlic.
  • Saute until the onions and peppers are soft. Remove the veggies from the skillet and set aside on a separate plate.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the cast iron skillet and add in the steak.
  • Add in the Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Allow to sear on each side, then cover and cook on medium-low until the steak is cooked all the way through.
  • Once the steak is done, add the peppers and onion mixture back to the skillet. Cook on low for 2 minutes.
  • Place provolone cheese slices on top of the steak and veggie mixture to cover.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve with a side salad and dinner is done.

Recipe Notes

*You can use round steak or sirloin steak instead of the flank steak in this recipe. 
*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 317kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 31g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 103mg, Sodium 517mg, Potassium 520mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 1130IU, Vitamin C 42mg, Calcium 207mg, Iron 2mg

Pin This Now to Remember It Later

Pin Recipe

More Keto recipe ideas:

 

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet dinner is loaded with tender beef, onion and bell peppers. Low carb philly cheese steak recipe is so easy to make in a skillet. You’ll love this low carb philly cheese steak recipe.  #eatingonadime #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes #beefrecipes
5 Secrets to the Easiest Dinners

We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

Try these other recipes

To All the Moms who Struggle with Dinnertime

Save hours in the kitchen every week and reclaim precious family time without blowing your budget. Join the Lazy Day Cooking Club.

Categories

About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Eating on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. Together we are going to cook real food… for real families.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. This recipe is for 6 servings. 1 serving will be 1/6 of the total batch. It’s difficult to put an exact quality on it as each batch varies in sizes. Thank you!

  2. I just made this dish tonight. I have to say it was so easy to prep and cook. It was delicious and it’s definitely a keeper. Will be making this again.

  3. 5 stars
    Had this for dinner tonight and it was so good. I added some mushrooms since Like them on my cheesesteaks. My grocery store had shaved beef which I used here and it took no time to cook and was tender and flavorful. This is going in my rotation for sure but for now I’m just excited about having the leftovers tomorrow ?

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this! So simple and easy to make. I’m on the keto diet and this recipe fits in perfectly. ty.

  5. This recipe is so good and perfect for keto! I melted a Tuscan cheese blend over it a d it was perfect?