Nothing shouts “comfort food” like a fat, meaty, melty Philly Cheesesteak. We may have to skip out on the bread, but we don’t have to skip on the juicy steak and gooey cheese!
This one-skillet meal makes for an easy lunch or dinner, and it will warm your belly right up. If you don’t own a cast iron skillet or oven-safe skillet, you can prepare the veggies and steak in a stovetop pan and then transfer the ingredients to a baking dish.Read More
A Tasty, Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet
This low carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet dish has 20 net carbs per serving. In comparison, an authentic one-skillet Philly Cheesesteak sandwich recipe has 230 net carbs per serving.
It’s called a “cheesesteak” because it’s made with thinly sliced steak; however, you could also cut the steak into strips before cooking and incorporate it into your skillet meal.
Or, you could chop the steak up into small bite-sized pieces and cook it in a separate skillet, separate from the skillet containing the veggies and steak. You can either cook the steak in oil or nonstick skillet. To cook the veggies, you can sauté them with the steak and add them to the skillet or bake them in the oven until hot and slightly crispy.
What You Need
- 1 large onion
- 6 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
- 4 cups of sliced steak, sliced lengthwise
- 1 cup of low-sodium beef broth or water
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/8 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of onion salt
- 6 egg whites
- 2 cups of cheddar cheese, grated
- 6 eggs, beaten
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onions and cook until they are translucent.
- Add garlic, meat, and broth and stir to combine.
- Add thyme, oregano, pepper, basil, and garlic salt, and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. In a separate skillet over medium heat, gently cook the eggs.
Hands-On Time: 30-35 minutes
(pro tip: we’ve tested this recipe several times in the cast-iron skillet, and it works perfectly). Cook Time: 20 minutes (there will be excess fat and juice in the pan when you finish).
Start with a heavy-duty skillet or cast iron skillet with high sides. We love the Le Creuset three-quart skillet, but a heavy bottomed, cast iron skillet or some other non-stick pan will work just as well.
You can use a cutting board or a large serving plate to set this pan in to reduce cleanup. Sear the meat in the pan on medium-high heat, flipping every minute or so to keep it tender. Add garlic to the pan, stir, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
This recipe makes a great amount of food, and it can feed four people. If you aren’t feeding that many people, you can try the “naked” version, which is great for a weeknight meal.
Just use chicken tenders instead of steak. 5.0 from 1 reviews Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Print
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Total time 20 mins
Recipe type: Main Course,
Appetizer Cuisine: American
2 6-inch Steak (or chicken tenders) cut into strips
¼ cup Soy Sauce ¼ cup Garlic Salt
¼ cup Butter (cut into pieces and sprinkled over steak)
3 TBSP Shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steaks and sear on each side until golden brown. Set the steak aside.
Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet offers tasty, healthy cooking options. It’s the sort of dish that doesn’t need a million ingredients to look delicious and can easily be made the night before.
With the ingredients being less expensive, this meal is easy to make and affordable to buy, so you don’t have to feel guilty about it. The flavors are simple and accessible. You can go in any direction you want with this dish, and even make a big batch to freeze and take to work and make a sandwich when you get home.
Print Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet These low-carb, low-carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet are a foolproof way to enjoy the cheesesteak without the carbs!
Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet
Step 1On a clean surface, slice your steak into 4-inch strips that are an 1/8 inch thick. Heat your olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat, and add in the steak. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder over the steak.
Step 2Brown the meat. Then, turn the heat to high and cook until the steak gets a crispy outside. This cooking process takes about 12 minutes.
Step 3Transfer the cooked steak to a dish until later use. Leave all juices in the pan. Turn the heat down to medium low. Slice the mushrooms thin and dice the green bell pepper, and add these to the skillet.
Step 4Cook the vegetables for about 3 minutes, or until they are just cooked through. Remove the skillet from the heat.
Step 5Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Return the cooked steak to the skillet, and mix the meat and veggies together. If you do not own an oven-safe skillet, combine the cooked ingredients in a baking dish that has been sprayed.
Step 6Slice the provolone cheese, if it is not already in slices. Arrange the cheese over the top of the cheesesteak ingredients so everything is covered. Bake the ingredients in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Step 7To get a slightly browned top, cook the skillet under a broiler for an additional 3-4 minutes before serving.
Serving Size 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 426
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 25.9g40%
- Protein 43.4g87%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.