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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are loaded with onions, mushrooms, and thinly shaved steak smothered in warm cheese and tucked inside of a baked bell pepper.
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pepper

Oh hi, heavenly helping of delicious meat and cheese, thank you for being here. And thank you for being in a pepper. I like you better that way. (What? Don’t you talk to your food like this?)

The other weekend at a BBQ, someone looked at my plate of food and said “Oh, you’re one of those low-carb people huh?” (He obviously isn’t aware of my Cheez-It collection.) But I will say this, and you can’t judge me for it. Sometimes….bread bores me. There. There I said it. 

I’m really just interested in eating whatever is supposed to go with the bread. (Like meat. And Cheese. I’m a sophisticated being.) Speaking of which, let me segway into a couple of debates that are swirling around in the Philly Cheesesteak wo

Ingredients for Philly Cheesesteak

What kind of meat is used for Philly Cheesesteak:

  • Thinly sliced Ribeye, Skirt Steaks, and Sirloin are all acceptable cuts of meat for Philly Cheesesteaks. Ribeye is what they are traditionally made with, although it’s also a more expensive cut. Most grocery stores have packaged shaved steak so you don’t have to prepare it from scratch.

What kind of cheese is on a Philly Cheesesteak:

  • The type of cheese used on a Philly Cheesesteak is one of those long running food debates, it’s a toss between Provolone, American, and Cheez Whiz. This is based on personal preference as any of those cheese are delicious in a Philly Cheesesteak.

Personally, I was eating Cheez Whiz out of the jar with a spoon yesterday, soo… I tend to lean that way.

Stuffed Peppers

Do you put mushrooms in a Philly Cheesesteak?

You can totally add mushrooms to a Philly Cheesesteak if you want. This is another fun food debate. I actually posed this question as a poll on Instagram and on Facebook last night.

The results? 63% said YES to mushrooms in a Philly Cheesesteak.

Where do you stand? Comment & weigh-in, it’s a very important debate you know. 😊

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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

5 from 3 ratings
These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are loaded with onions, mushrooms, and thinly shaved steak smothered in warm cheese and tucked inside of a baked bell pepper.


  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ lbs. thinly shaved steak
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup Cheez Whiz


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the tops off the peppers and hollow out the inside. Place the peppers on a greased baking sheet, hollow side up, for 15 minutes. While they bake, prepare the rest of the meal.
  • Take the tops of the bell peppers and slice the remains into thin strips.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, sliced pepper tops, and mushrooms and sauté for about 5-7 minutes, until the onions have softened.
  • Add the shaved steak and desired amounts of salt and pepper. Sauté until all sides of the steak are browned. Use a spatula to toss it around occasionally. This takes about 10 minutes or so. Drain excess liquid from the pan.
  • Add the cheese to the pan, toss around slightly, and cover the pot. Turn off the heat.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven and use an oven glove to pour out any liquid within the middle of the pepper.
  • Use tongs to fill each bell pepper with that delicious filling, and serve!


Calories: 468kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 45g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 144mg, Sodium: 857mg, Potassium: 1159mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 4100IU, Vitamin C: 155.2mg, Calcium: 222mg, Iron: 3.7mg
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11 comments on “Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers”

  1. Awesome weeknight dinner!

  2. Any type of steak? Or what do you recommend?


  3. Can you prepare and freeze these?

  4. Yay!  A keto friendly meal!  Just change the ‘cheez whiz’ for real cheese.  Yum!  Thank you for the recipe! I will try it tonight.

    • Hi Joni! I’m so happy that you decided to try this! I’d love to hear what you thought of it, we couldn’t get enough and didn’t miss the bread a bit! 🙂

  5. I LOVE a good Philly cheesesteak, but stuffed into a pepper? One of my very favorite things? You really can’t beat this. Outstanding.

  6. I am so happy to have come across this recipe. I have loads of peppers in the garden ready to be picked, and I know the family will really enjoy the Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers. Thank you!!!!

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