This weeks recipe is Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole! This is easy to make keto friendly casserole does a great job of capture the classic flavors of a traditional Philly Cheesesteak but without all the carbs. We hope you enjoy it!
Philly cheesesteak casserole is a quick and easy dinner idea that is inspired by the classic East Coast sandwich. This simple version takes all of the best flavors from a cheesesteak sandwich and packs them into a family friendly casserole.
This has the comforting flavors of the original sandwich, but is ready under an hour… Here I’m combining the traditional flavors of steak and cheese, plus onions peppers and mushrooms… This comforting week night dinner is something that the whole family can enjoy.
A traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwich is a classic. It has lots of thinly shaved steak and a good amount of cheese… Traditionally cheesesteak sandwiches also come with sautéed onions and peppers… It is usually served up on a hoagie roll… But because I’m trying to keep things low carb I have eliminated that. Of course your carb eating family members could always serve their casserole in some form of bread if desired.
The key to a cheesesteak sandwich, is to have steak that is very thinly sliced. Choose a ribeye or sirloin, I used a combination of both in this recipe. If you use a very sharp knife to cut the steak against the grain, it should be tender. Cutting against the grain shortens the muscle fibers and makes the steak a lot more tender… I also let mine marinate in olive oil and garlic to further tenderize it.
Philly cheese steaks traditionally use American or provolone cheese. You do want a cheese that melts smoothly and gives great flavor. I used a combination of both but use whatever you like.
As with most American classic foods… The true origins of this sandwich are a bit fuzzy, Philadelphians Pat and Henry Olivieri are often credited with inventing the sandwich by serving chopped steak on an Italian roll in the early 1930s. they originally owned a hotdog stand, but on one occasion decided to make a new sandwich using chopped beef and grilled onions… The sandwich was originally prepared without cheese, and it is thought that provolone cheese was first added by a man named Joe Lorenza,… Cheesesteaks have become popular at restaurants and food carts throughout the city of Philadelphia and then many locations in other states. CJ himself has food memories of eating delicious cheesesteak sandwiches in Washington D.C., where he grew up.
FOLLOW-UP TASTE TEST by C.J.
So I’m fortunate enough to always get to try and experience new keto/low carb dishes. 99.99% of them are absolutely delicious and this is one of my new favorites. As Sarah mentioned I do have found memories of Philly Cheesesteaks from growing up in Washington D.C. Somehow in High School I was introduced to the Philly Cheesesteak from a certain little restaurant up on Martin Luther King Avenue. This place was probably 2 or 3 miles from my house, and I’d save my money up from cutting grass and occasionally jump on my 10 speed bike and go and get a Philly Cheesesteak, it was really a treat for me to have them from time to time. This recipe really does capture the Philly Cheesesteak flavors but of course it doesn’t have the bun. I think one of the keys to making this recipe is your choice of steak, which cut you use and how thinly sliced it is. Just like most casseroles, this was better the next day. This probably in my top five Keto Casserole recipes that we’ve done at Cjsketokitchen. We hope that you and your family enjoy the recipe! Don’t forget you can share photos or your creations over in the Facebook Group or on Pinterest.
Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog, if you haven’t already. We plan on releasing keto recipes that will be exclusive for blog subscribers. Also feel free to share this recipe with family and friends!
Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
- 1.5 lb. steak I used ribeye & sirloin, Thinly sliced
- 1/2 onion roughly chopped
- 1/2 green pepper sliced thinly
- 6 oz. white mushrooms chopped
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Steak seasoning to taste
- 2 oz. cream cheese softened
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 oz white American cheese diced
- 7 slices provolone cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350°
- Sauté and brown strips of steak until brown and mostly cooked. Drain necessary moisture.
- Add sliced veggies and continue to sauté until slightly softened. Add seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat.
- Add softened cream cheese. Combine eggs and heavy cream whisking well. Add diced American cheese. Pour into mixture. Stir well.
- Place in casserole dish 8x10, or 9x9....place slices of provolone to fit top of casserole.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Broiling top at the end if desired. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.
CJSKETOKITCHEN RECIPE SPOTLIGHT
In this section we try and highlight other recipes that might interest you. This week we decided to highlight another very popular and easy to make recipe:
BE SURE TO VISIT OUR AMAZON STORE FOR SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS.
From time to time we will recommend products and services that we have used, and have found to be very good products or services. We may get a small percentage of a purchase you make, through one of the affiliate links that we included. Any payment we receive is paid to us by the company (not you). These small payments help us to continue to produce keto recipes and other content as we seek to spread the message about the Keto Diet and the health benefits of the keto lifestyle. Thank you for your support, it is appreciated.
CjsKetoKitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com.