Easy Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

5 from 4 votes

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This Philly Cheesesteak is a meaty, cheesy HEAVEN. Tender beef pairs perfectly with peppers, onions and lots of cheese. You will love how easy they are to make!

Close up of Easy Philly Cheesesteak sandwich on a red plate.


Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

These Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches are the perfect dinner to make when you don’t have a lot of time but are craving something hearty, filling and flavorful. The tender roast beef soaks up flavorful juices and tastes delicious with thinly sliced peppers and onions. Add lots of buttery cheese, pop the whole thing on soft hoagie bread, warm it under the broiler and you have a satisfying, fulfilling sandwich that is warm and tasty. Whip these sandwiches up and serve them with some veggies and dip, French fries, or potato chips, and you’ve got yourself a meal the whole family will love. Some of my kids don’t like the peppers and onions, so I just pile the extras up on my sandwich.

Suggestions for Perfect Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

  • My husband taught me this trick: add a nice, thick layer of cream cheese on the bread. It adds a whole new dimension that I just can’t live without anymore. The cream cheese softens with the hot meat and veggies and melts perfectly.
  • I like to get thinly sliced roast beef from the deli counter at my grocery store, but you could use pre-sliced deli meat or even leftover roast beef from Sunday dinner. Just make sure the beef is nice and thin; the flavor of the juice soaks in better that way when you simmer it.
  • Cut the peppers and onions up really thin too so they cook evenly. You want them tender but not mushy.
  • You can find the hoagie rolls at pretty much any grocery store or use our Homemade Subway Bread recipe if you like homemade bread better!

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Close up of Easy Philly Cheesesteak sandwich on a red plate.

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This Philly Cheesesteak is a meaty, cheesy HEAVEN. Tender beef pairs perfectly with peppers, onions and lots of cheese. You will love how easy they are to make! 

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Bring beef broth and onion soup mix to a boil. Add roast beef, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. In the meantime, in a large skillet saute onion and green pepper.
  • When beef is done simmering, drain juices (you can keep the juice if you want to make an “au jus” dip). Add roast beef to skillet along with about 4 oz. of cream cheese.
  • Spread remaining cream cheese on each hoagie roll. When the cream cheese in the skillet is all melted, generously portion beef mixture onto each hoagie roll.
  • Top with provolone cheese and place sandwiches, open-faced on a large baking sheet.
  • Broil on high for about a minute or until cheese becomes bubbly and bread becomes slightly toasty. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 794kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 47gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 1519mgPotassium: 688mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1379IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 521mgIron: 14mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    We all love cheesesteaks here. I haven’t tried adding cream cheese and would like to give that a try next time I make them.

  2. ABSOLUTELY delicious! Forgot to get onion soup mixture, but improvised an it turned out great. Thank you for your AWESOME recipes.

      1. I bought medium-rare roast from the deli and I used Havarti cheese last time and it was WONDERFUL. People typically use provolone though. Hope this helps!

  3. These hoagies are amazing! I’m making them for the second time in two weeks right now! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! This is a keeper for sure! ????????????

  4. These are the best! I put some of the soup mixture into the meat after cooking (used Schwan’s Philly Beef Steak) and simmered until liquid dissolved, then added the cream cheese. We used the rest of the soup mixture for the “au jus”. I used provolone, husband used baby swiss. Seasoned peppers, onions & mushrooms with salt & pepper. Absolute heaven! Thank you so much for this recipe. I will use it forever!

  5. I made this tonight for dinner. I absolutely loved it!! So simple and quick! I’ll be making it again soon 🙂

  6. This is spectacular!! Best Philly cheese steak sandwich! I also added mushrooms and used white american cheese instead of provalone. Much better taste that way 🙂 thanks for the recipie!

  7. Delish! I made this with a few extras and mushrooms. ( GREAT!!!) I also simmered the meat for about 20 minutes to give it more flavor. While the onion,bell pepper were almost done I through in the mushrooms and a little broth to brown it with flavor. It was so good. Thanks so much

  8. “These are DELICIOUS!!!!” to quote my 10 yo son! He asked what we were having and when I said “philly cheese steak” he replied with the typical ‘Oh, yeah…Do I have to have that?” So when I made his plate I only gave him a small piece and told him I wanted him to at least try it, which typically returns a “ok, I tried it, now can I have a PBJ?” He took one bite and asked for the rest of his sandwhich! Thanks for posting. Not only is the flavor delicious but was a very quick to prepare meal!

  9. Just made this for dinner, and used a whole loaf of French bread instead of indivual hoggie rolls, the family loved it!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing made this tonight everyone LOVED it!!!! I sauted mushrooms and jalapeños for my husband and he said he will be requesting this on a regular!!!

  11. I just made this and BOY OH BOY,IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!! I added mushrooms and then mayo and lettuce and tomato. but It didn’t need it. Great just the way it is! My family ate up every last bit! Thank you so much for this recipe. It will be a regular one for sure.

  12. I made this tonight for dinner, it was so yummy and easy to make. I would highly recommend this

  13. This was seriously so good. We LOVED every single bite. Thanks for such a good and easy recipe! LOVING your site and excited to try more things!

  14. This looks wonderful!! I will be adding it to my menu for next week for sure—with the cheese!! :0)