Use ground beef in a Philly Cheesesteak Skillet, and you’ll never think twice about making this budget-friendly, one pan lunch or dinner. The decision will always be “YES!” It’s shockingly quick to prepare, naturally low in carbs, and completely keto-friendly.
One Pan Keto Dinner
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Meal prep matters. No one is going to start a new diet if they think they have to spend hours making special food.
Fortunately, eating low-carb is easy once you get the hang of it.
One pan keto dinner meals are thrown together in just a few minutes. Honestly, no matter your diet type, we can all use more recipes like this in our lives!
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How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Recipe
Gather 7 ingredients, and you’re halfway to making the best keto Philly cheesesteak skillet with ground beef in just 20 minutes!
Butter – You can also cook in olive oil, ghee, tallow, or other preferred cooking fat. I like butter because it tastes amazing. Plus, we’re adding other dairy foods to this recipe, so there’s no need to choose a dairy-free fat.
Green bell peppers – You can use green, red, yellow, or a mixture thereof. I choose to use all green because I love the spicy, bitter flavor. Bell peppers are one of the few condiments traditionally added to cheesesteak. (1)
White onion – In a pinch, you can use red onion, but white is much more authentic. (2, 3)
Ground beef – Ground beef – 80/20 ground beef is perfect for this; it has a higher fat content that keeps recipes moist and delicious.
Salt and pepper – Just a touch of seasoning is all this recipe needs.
Provolone cheese – You can’t miss this! Provolone cheese has a mild tangy flavor that melts over the entire skillet and brings everything together. You can substitute with mozzarella if needed.
Follow along with these easy step by step directions.
First, warm the butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Sauté bell pepper and onion for 5 minutes or until soft.
Second, raise heat to medium-high and add the ground beef with salt, and pepper. Break apart the meat with a spatula, if needed. Brown the meat for 5-7 minutes, until no longer pink.
Then, sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of the meat. Place the skillet under a broiler for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted completely.
Finally, serve warm!
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What to Serve with a Keto Cheesesteak
I usually only season with salt and pepper, but you can play with different herbs too. Add a kick of flavor with a tablespoon of Italian seasoning or your favorite steak seasoning, mixed in with the meat as it browns.
Try serving the skillet over a bed of lettuce or salad greens to stretch the meat into more servings. Sides like raw sauerkraut and keto flatbread buns pair well with the cheese meat. With extras like these, you can get up to 6 servings instead of 4.
In addition to sides, there are various add-ins you can mix into the basic recipe.
To make a “sloppy-joe” type dinner, whip up a batch of these easy Keto Hamburger Buns from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations.
- Sautéed bell peppers (sliced or diced)
- Sautéed sliced mushrooms
- Peppers: hot cherry, banana, and pickled jalapeño slices
- Lettuce and Tomatoes
- Sriracha sauce
More Keto Ground Beef Recipes
Ground beef is a keto staple I always have around. It’s so easy, versatile, and affordable. Particularly so when you save money by buying ground beef in bulk.
Use my printable Keto Meal Planner and start planing all your keto ground beef recipes!
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- Cheeseburger Skillet
- Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet
- Italian Beef and Cauliflower Rice Skillet
Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (Keto)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 cups green bell peppers sliced
- 1 small white onion sliced
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 6 oz provolone cheese shredded
- Warm butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Sauté bell pepper and onion for 5 minutes or until soft.
- Raise heat to medium-high and add ground beef, salt, and pepper. Break apart the meat with a spatula, if needed. Brown the meat for 5-7 minutes, until no longer pink.
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of the meat. Place the skillet under a broiler for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted completely.
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This is just one of many family-friendly low-carb 30 minute meals for lunch or dinner.
12 thoughts on “Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (Keto)”
I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS! I loved how easy it was to make, and how much flavor there was. The only thing I’d change is that I added some red pepper flakes because I like a little kick in my food.
Great idea to add red pepper flakes. That’s sure to bring more fire power and make it spicy. Thanks for sharing!
Since I am allergic to beef, I made this with ground chicken instead, and it was delicious. It has the perfect balance of meat, veggies, and cheese.
Great modification to substitute chicken for beef and make it suitable for you. Thanks for sharing!
Super delicious! Thank you. We enjoyed it with keto flatbread as you suggested and it was perfect.
Love the addition of the provolone, I love cheese.
Making it again for sure.
Thank you for the review! I appreciate your feedback.