Easy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

These delicious Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are an easy keto dinner recipe that your whole family will love.  They have all the flavors of a traditional Philly cheesesteak stuffed into a delicious bell pepper.  And, because we’re keeping this recipe low-carb, this is a recipe for stuffed peppers without rice.

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Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

These low-carb Stuffed Peppers have all the same great flavor of a classic Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, transformed into a healthy keto dinner dish.

One thing I love about this recipe is that it’s relatively easy to make. There’s a little bit of prep work to do in the beginning: chopping the veggies and slicing the steak.  But after that, the rest of the cooking time is hands-off baking in the oven.

You’ll be rewarded with a restaurant-quality meal that your whole family will love.  Serve these Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers with some Easy Keto Cheese Garlic Bread or some tasty Creamy Keto Mashed Cauliflower.

And, if you’re looking for a more traditional stuffed peppers recipe, check out Keto Stuffed Peppers Without Rice [Video].

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Ingredients in Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

This recipe for keto cheesesteak stuffed peppers takes its inspiration from traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.  It starts off with thin slices of beef, layers of melty cheese, and sautee vegetables like onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers.  You’ll need:

  • bell peppers
  • sirloin steak
  • olive oil
  • mushrooms
  • red onions
  • seasonings
  • garlic
  • provolone cheese — or choose American for a more “Whiz” taste.

What’s in a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich?

A cheesesteak — also known as a Philadelphia cheesesteak or a Philly cheesesteak — is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll.  As far as the cheese itself, American cheese, Cheez Whiz, and provolone are the most commonly used cheeses.

What steak to use for Philly Cheesesteak?

For a traditional cheesesteak, the meat is usually thinly sliced rib-eye, sirloin, or top round, although other cuts of beef are also used. This recipe uses top sirloin — but just choose whatever looks the best at your market.  And if you really want to make it easy, you can even substitute ground beef to make these stuffed peppers.

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How to Make Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

What I love about this recipe is that it’s great for make-ahead dinners.  Sure, there are a few pre-cook steps — like searing the meat and chopping the veggies. But a lot of the cooking time is done in the oven. 

It’s easy to make ahead of time, too. You can either prep the whole dish ahead of time and bake when ready, or you can cook the stuffed peppers from start to finish and refrigerate them for meal prep dinners or packed lunches.

To get started, prep your bell peppers but cutting then in half and seeding them. You can use any color bell pepper you like, I went with a combo of green and red — the red, orange and yellow peppers tend to be sweeter than the standard green bell peppers. I also like to bake my peppers to soften them up a bit before I stuff them. You can pop them in the oven with a covering of aluminum foil to help them steam a bit.

While the peppers are softening, I prepare the filling: sliced steak, mushrooms, onions, and peppers. First, I sear the steak well on both sides to develop a flavorful crust.  While the steak rests, I saute the sliced veggies.  After the steak rests, I slice it as thin as possible against the grain.  A sharp knife comes in really handy here!

Then, all that’s left to do is stuff the peppers with the filling, top with cheese, and bake it all together.

low carb stuffed peppers without rice

What to Serve with Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

These keto stuffed peppers are like a little meal all by themselves.  For side dishes, I usually keep things pretty simple.  A nice green salad is nice, as is some easy cauliflower rice

You can also serve these Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers with some Easy Keto Cheese Garlic Bread or some tasty Creamy Keto Mashed Cauliflower.

Other Keto Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for a more traditional stuffed peppers recipe, check out Keto Stuffed Peppers Without Rice [Video].

Also, check out Keto Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash made with ground beef and cauliflower topping, The Best Keto Meatballs which are made without breadcrumbs, or this ultimate list of 23 Easy Keto Ground Beef Recipes.

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Easy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Easy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 green bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound steak such as flank, rib eye or sirloin
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 12 slices provolone cheese, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the halved peppers cut side up in a greased baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare the cheesesteak filling. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the steak to the pan and sear for 3 minutes on each side. Remove steak from the pan and let rest.
  3. Add the onions. mushrooms, and sliced peppers to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or softened.
  4. To a large bowl, add thinly sliced steak, sautéed vegetables, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and diced cheese. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Fill each pepper with the cheesesteak mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the peppers are done and the cheese is melted.

Notes

See the post for ingredient substitutions.

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