Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

May 14, 2013
Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers ~ All the classic flavors of a Philly Cheese Steak, in stuffed pepper form.  It's a must-try!  And a great lower-carb dinner that's loaded with flavor.

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers Filled with Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms, Roast Beef and Provolone Cheese Image

As I said not long ago in my Southwestern Stuffed Poblano Peppers post, my husband had been bugging me to make him stuffed peppers for quite a while.  But regular-ol' stuffed peppers are just not my thing.

When I was a kid, my Mom used to make the ones stuffed with rice and ground beef slathered in some kind of tomato sauce.  You know, it was a flavor combination I just didn't like.

But when I came across the idea for Philly Cheese Steak stuffed peppers, I knew I had found some stuffed peppers I could get into.

These peppers are tasty, tasty, tasty.  And, without the bread, they're a lower-carb way to enjoy a Philly cheese steak, to boot.

I mean, seriously, stuffing all the yummy flavors of a Philly Cheese Steak into a pepper and topping it with melty provolone cheese?  It's genius.  And I just had to give it a try.

And I must say, I was certainly not disappointed.  And neither was my stuffed-peppers-requesting husband.

These peppers are tasty, tasty, tasty.  And, without the bread, they're a lower-carb way to enjoy a Philly cheese steak, to boot.

Just how do you make these tasty stuffed peppers?  It's super easy.

First de-seed some green bell pepper halves and line the inside of them with provolone cheese ...

How to Make Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers Image

Then saute onions and fresh mushrooms until they're soft ...

Making Filling for Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers Image

Coarsely chop some sliced deli roast beef and place it in the pan with the onions and mushrooms ...

Making Roast Beef Filling for Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers Image

Then heap the roast beef mixture inside the pepper halves.  Really, really get those peppers as full as can be.  Heap them on up.  Because the filling mixture will squish down as the peppers bake.

Stuffing Peppers with Philly Cheese Steak Filling Image

Cover the top of each pepper with another slice of provolone cheese ... 

Topping Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers with Provolone Cheese Image

And then bake it all up until the peppers are soft, and the cheese is all melted into a slightly browned, gooey mess.

The green peppers will turn fork-tender.  And when combined with the onions, peppers, and roast beef of the filling, give the taste of a warm cheesy Philly cheese steak in every bite.

So if you're looking for a different twist on stuffed peppers, bake up a pan of these cheesy beauties.  Then get ready to dive in and enjoy your Philly Cheese Steak ... stuffed pepper style!

Baked Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers with Melted Provolone Cheese Image
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Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 1 large onion, sliced vertically
  • 8 oz. fresh button mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 slices deli roast beef, chopped
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 T. butter
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Slice peppers in half lengthwise, remove seeds and ribs; place in a baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Line the inside of each pepper half with a slice of provolone cheese.
  2. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add sliced onion to the pan and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes more. Add chopped roast beef and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Divide the meat filling mixture evenly between the pepper halves, filling each pepper until heaping full. Top each pepper half with a slice of provolone cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until peppers are tender, covering loosely with aluminum foil after the first 20 minutes of baking.


  1. These stuffed bell peppers look amazing. And that extra slice of cheese on top... just perfect.

    1. I absolutely love how the cheese melts all down the pepper, Alex. It's so good!

  2. What a fantastic idea!! Love these :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love philly cheesesteak so these will be yummy especially since I love stuffed peppers too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I've found a perfect cheese steak without the bread! You're a genius! I can't wiat to gather fresh peppers and onions from the garden to try this! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day,

    1. Oh, I bet this will be even better with garden-fresh onions and peppers, Linda. Enjoy!

  5. Oh my goodness, I love this idea! It looks delicious.

  6. I love a Philly cheesesteak and this is an awesome healthy version. No bread definitely = extra slice of cheese! We teachers for nothing, right!? ;) ;) Wish I had peppers in my fridge right now!

  7. Oops, meant "aren't teachers for nothing" :)

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  9. Hello! Great recipe! My husband is a fan of Philly cheese steak so I showed him this post. Now he wants me to make it asap! Haha! It really does look delicious. Thank you for sharing! :D

    1. My hubby LOVES these, and I hope yours will too, Vashti!

  10. Yummy, these look fab. I'd love for you to link them up over at my blog :D

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  12. This looks SO good!! Need to try it soon!

  13. Man this looks good! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom on Timeout!

  14. Perfect recipe for this summer when I have peppers growing out my ears! Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I'd love to have you come and share again today Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  15. My fiancé and I made this together. It was wonderful and easy to make. Great idea!

    Tina Foy

  16. Just a touch of Cheez Whiz would be a nice addition. :)

  17. Is the roast beef health for you? Or will Turkeyburger be better on the healthy side?

  18. Made these tonight, they were awesome. My husband hates when I cook with leftovers, but loved this so much, he b is taking the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!


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