Try These Recipes That Taste Just Like a Philly Cheesesteak

These recipes are inspired by the flavors of the famous sandwich, but are reimagined into something new like Philly cheesesteak dips, quesadillas, and even soup.

Cheese steak soup bowls with bread
Photo: Brie Passano

A Philadelphia favorite, the cheesesteak is traditionally a hoagie bun piled high with thinly sliced steak, caramelized onions, and lots of melty cheese. Here we've put creative twists on the classic by transforming the sandwich ingredients into dips, soups, and more. Try a Philly cheesesteak quesadilla for lunch this week or serve up open-face cheesesteak toasts at brunch. These Philly cheesesteak-inspired recipes are unique and delicious.

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Open-Face Cheesesteaks

Open-Face Cheesesteaks
Carson Downing

Skip the top bun and build this cheesesteak-inspired recipe entirely on a slice of Italian bread or baguette. In addition to classic onions, this open-face sandwich is also topped with bell peppers and mushrooms. Beef sirloin steak adds lots of rich, meaty flavor, while provolone cheese melts over everything, making it nice and gooey.

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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

philly cheesesteak sliders

Jason Donnelly

Make enough cheesesteaks for everyone to share! This slider recipe is a nod to the Philly favorite, stacking up roast beef, provolone cheese, and caramelized onions on sliced hoagie rolls. The sandwiches bake together in a 9x13 pan for a quick, easy crowd-pleasing appetizer.

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Philly Cheese Pot Roast Sandwiches

Philly Cheese Pot Roast Sandwiches
Blaine Moats

This slow cooker Philly cheesesteak look-a-like is super easy to throw together. Cook beef pot roast low and slow in your cooker with seasonings like garlic, oregano, basil, and thyme. Then, when it’s time to assemble the sandwiches, add American cheese and broil for just a minute or two until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Philly Cheesesteak Soup

Philly Cheesesteak Soup in bowls
Andy Lyons

You won’t need extra napkins to nosh on this cheesesteak—you can eat it with a spoon! Everything cooks together in one pot, so the flavors from beef top loin, sweet peppers, garlic, and onions all meld together. Adding American cheese at the end ensures it melts into the broth for an ooey-gooey soup.

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Grilled Foil-Pack Philly Cheesesteak Hash

Grilled Foil Pack Philly Cheesesteak Hash

Fire up the grill, it’s foil packet time! For easy grilling and even easier cleanup, place everything in a foil pack—steak, potatoes, mushrooms, and peppers—then grill. When it’s almost time to eat, open up the packets to add provolone for the signature cheesy finish.

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Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Dip

Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip
Blaine Moats

Instead of serving on top of hoagie buns, this twist on Philly cheesesteaks uses toasted buns as dippers. Combine deli roast beef, sweet peppers, mushrooms, onion, and American cheese in your slow cooker, then let everything melt together. Set your slow cooker to “keep warm” and let everyone start dipping!

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Cheese Steak Soup

Cheese steak soup bowls with bread
Brie Passano

Craving comfort food? Make Philly cheese steak soup! Beef broth and flank steak make a delicious, tender, easy-to-slurp soup. To make it nice and cheesy, serve with Italian bread topped with melty provolone.

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Open-Face Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Open-Face Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

This riff on a Philly cheese steak ditches the top bun completely. Stack up steak, onions, and peppers on the bottom half of an Italian roll. And instead of provolone, top everything off with a melty cheddar cheese sauce.

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Roast Beef Quesadillas

Roast Beef Quesadillas on plate
Andy Lyons

Using refrigerated roast beef will majorly speed up this version of a Philly cheese steak. Turning the famous sandwich into a quesadilla definitely makes it a lot cheesier, but you can add other traditional toppings, like onions, too. With cilantro and salsa in the mix, it’s a true fusion!

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Beef and Blue Pizza

Beef and Blue Pizza
Andy Lyons

Roast beef, sweet peppers, and onions give each slice a hint of Philly cheese steak flavor. But using blue cheese definitely gives this recipe its own spin on the classic. Ready in less than 20 minutes, this variation is one of the quickest dinners you can make!

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Classic Cheeseburgers with Grilled Romaine & Onions

Classic Cheeseburgers with Grilled Romaine and Onions
Andy Lyons

Ok, it’s not quite a real cheese steak, but this burger definitely has similar flavors. Top juicy beef burgers with cheese and sauteed onions to mimic a Philly cheese steak. If you want the flavors to match the original a little more closely, swap in provolone for the cheddar cheese.

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