Skip to Content

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe

If you are looking for a Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe for dinner, this is it. This cheesesteak skillet is a 15-minute easy recipe that fits into both keto and low-carb diets. Everyone will love the perfectly seasoned tender beef, onion, and bell peppers, topped with gooey cheese creating an amazing meal that can be made in one pan, in less than 15 minutes.

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe:

This easy low-carb dinner cheesesteak skillet is sure to be a hit for those eating low carb or doing the Keto lifestyle diet. The entire family will enjoy this low-carb skillet recipe and nobody will miss the bread! For those who are not concerned with carb content, just scoop their serving into hoagies and serve up the best Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.

What is Philly Cheese Steak?

Traditionally a Philly Cheese Steak would be a sandwich that is made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese, usually topped with onions or peppers, served in a hoagie roll. While most sandwiches aren’t usually a popular keto low net carb meal, when served on keto buns or in a bowl, this dish can easily be enjoyed while keeping your carbs low.

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Bowls

I love a good, easy keto-friendly, low-carb recipe, and this 15-minute keto meal is one of my favorites. It can be difficult to find one pan keto meals that taste great but this easy clean-up skillet meal is delicious. This amazing meal is bursting with flavors and despite being low-carb, this recipe makes a hearty, filling meal that is sure to satisfy.

Thinly sliced beef, bell peppers, onion, seasonings, mozzarella, and cream cheese

Ingredients You Need:

  • Olive Oil
  • Bell Peppers
  • Onion
  • Cream Cheese
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • John Soules Foods Beef Fajitas
red bell peppers and yellow bell peppers with onion

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Casserole:

  • To prepare this delicious recipe, begin by drizzling a generous amount of olive oil into the base of a skillet. Heat the skillet over medium to high heat to ensure optimal warmth while you dice and prepare your fresh vegetables.
  • Next, carefully add your chopped veggies to the sizzling skillet, allowing them to sauté over high heat for approximately 5-6 minutes until they achieve a delightful tenderness.
  • Once your veggies have softened to perfection, it’s time to introduce the star of the dish: John Soule’s Beef Fajitas. Add the savory beef strips to the skillet and let them cook for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Now, it’s time to elevate the dish to new heights of creamy goodness. Incorporate a sumptuous dollop of cream cheese into the mix, along with your preferred seasonings. Stir diligently to ensure that each tender piece of beef is thoroughly coated with the rich cream cheese.
  • Allow the ingredients to harmonize over the heat for an additional 1-2 minutes, ensuring that all the flavors blend beautifully. As the aroma fills the air, generously sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the skillet, letting it melt into a gooey, irresistible topping.
  • This melting process typically takes around 2 minutes when the heat is set on high.
  • Once the cheese has achieved its luscious melted state, your dish is ready to serve, tantalizing taste buds and satisfying cravings with its mouthwatering combination of fresh vegetables, succulent beef, and creamy cheeses.
pre-cooked john soules beef fajitas

Can I Make Philly Cheesesteak Ahead of Time?

Yes! This Philly cheesesteak is great for meal planning as it is an easy meal to make ahead of time. Although this recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make, you can prepare the meal ahead of time by preparing the pepper mixture and letting it cool to room temperature.

Place it in an airtight container and then place it in the refrigerator. Once you are ready to serve this easy meal, place the peppers and onions back in the skillet and heat, following the rest of the recipe in the recipe card below. This meal will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Store leftovers in individual containers so you can heat up individual servings in the microwave to enjoy a quick keto lunch.

colorful bell peppers

Variation Ideas:

Swap the Protein: You can easily change the protein in this keto Philly cheese steak skillet recipe by using John Soules Chicken or your favorite brand of pre-seasoned sliced chicken. Swap out the cheese for your favorite kind or add a variety of cheeses for a new flavor.

Cheese: This recipe is great with melted American cheese or a thick layer of Swiss cheese and provolone cheese. If you are following a clean keto diet, it may be best to shred your own cheese as many pre-shredded cheeses have added ingredients that may align better with dirty keto. For an extra creamy cheesesteak, add an entire block of cream cheese to the pan and melt before serving.

keto philly cheese steak skillet recipe with seasoning

Make a Sandwich: If you prefer a more traditional Philly Cheesesteak, serve this low-carb meal on keto bread or lettuce wraps.

Make a Philly Cheesesteak Casserole Recipe: Prepare the meat and peppers in a skillet then place all of the ingredients into a casserole dish. Sprinkle your choice of cheeses on top, set the oven temperature to 400 degrees then melt the cheese in the oven.

Making a low-carb Philly cheesesteak casserole meal could take about 7-10 minutes in the oven depending on the amount of cheese on top. For an extra creamy cheesesteak, add a block of cream cheese.

low carb and keto ingredients

Tips for the Best Philly Cheesesteak:

Use your favorite bell peppers, this recipe is great with yellow, orange, red, or green bell peppers.

Add in more of your favorite low-carb vegetables like radishes, mushrooms, or zucchini.

The heart of this keto Philly cheese steak skillet recipe is John Soule’s Beef Fajitas, this ingredient makes this meal quick to prepare since the John Soules steak comes fully cooked and pre-sliced.

If you want to use ground beef, ground turkey, or even steak strips to make this recipe, it will take longer than 15 minutes to thinly slice and cook the meat.

I have made this recipe using several different cuts of meat and my whole family loved it. I prefer to use John Soules steak to make this recipe because it saves me a lot of time although sometimes it isn’t available at my local store. When this is the case, I use flank steak instead.

chopped vegetables in skillet

Another way to save time when making this recipe is to buy pre-diced peppers and onions in the freezer aisle.

This step only takes a couple of minutes to prepare but if you are really pressed for time, buying frozen vegetables will make this quick low-carb meal even faster.

Time-Saving Tip: To cut down on meal prep time when using meat from the grocery store, ask the butcher to slice the meat before purchasing.

What to Serve with Keto Philly Cheesesteak?

Vegetables: This meal is great served with steamed broccoli, zucchini noodles, or cauliflower rice.

Side Dishes: Serve this Easy Low Carb Dinner Cheesesteak Skillet with cheesy cauliflower casserole, a side salad, or this low-carb asparagus recipe for a healthy dinner that can easily be served on busy weeknights.

keto philly cheese steak skillet recipe in one pan

More Keto Recipe Ideas

If you loved this keto Philly cheese steak skillet recipe, don’t forget to subscribe to the free newsletter and follow along on social media so that you never miss a low-carb recipe again!

easy keto cheese steak skillet recipe in pan
Yield: 4 servings

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet dinner in 15 minutes! Savor the tender goodness of beef, onions, and bell peppers with this one-pan low-carb Philly cheese steak recipe.


  • 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 3 Bell Peppers
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons of Garlic
  • 2 Cups of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 and a 1/2 pounds of John Soules Foods Beef Fajitas


To make this recipe, start by drizzling olive oil in the bottom of a skillet. Turn on medium to high heat to warm the skillet while chopping the veggies. The next step is to add the veggies to the skillet and cook on high heat for about 5-6 minutes, or until softened.

Then, add in the beef, allow to cook for about 2 minutes before adding in the cream cheese and seasonings. Mix everything together to ensure everything is evenly coated with the seasoning and cream cheese.

Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes before adding the mozzarella to the top of the skillet. Cook until cheese has melted, this should take about 2 minutes on high heat.


The simplicity of this recipe revolves around the pre-cooked John Soule's Beef Fajitas. If you are choosing to use thinly sliced steak or another protein for this recipe, be sure to cook the meat thoroughly.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 549Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 114mgSodium 717mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 31g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

About Thirty Something Super Mom

Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
Thirty Something Super Mom | Website

My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.


Wednesday 10th of April 2024

This was so easy to make that it has become my keto lunch go-to, thanks for the recipe!


Thursday 29th of July 2021

What a great idea for an easy dinner. And so versatile. I would love to give this a try for our busy weeknights.

Everything Enchanting

Thursday 29th of July 2021

Wow, Cheesesteak Skillet looks so delightful 👌🏻 I'll have to give this recipe a try, yum yum!


Thursday 29th of July 2021

This is perfect! I like that it looks yummy and at the same time healthy. I would love to try this out. It's great that the recipe is not difficult to follow.


Thursday 29th of July 2021

This cheesesteak skillet is so hearty and flavorful. A must try dinner idea!

Skip to Recipe