Philly Cheesesteak Soup is a creamy, cheesy twist on an old favorite!

Philly Cheesesteak Soup is great for a crowd or your hungry fam. This recipe has all the flavors that everyone loves: steak, bell peppers, and mushrooms, all cooked in a rich, creamy cheesy broth.

Just add some cheese toasts (or garlic bread) to soak up all of those savory juices!

Close up of bowl of Philly Cheesesteak Soup with cheesy baguette on the side.

What is Philly Cheesesteak Soup?

If you love Philly cheesesteaks, then you will love this Philly cheesesteak soup! All the amazing components of a traditional Philly cheesesteak in an easy to serve, filling, and tasty soup!

It’s a great way to use up leftover beef, even leftover ground beef or turkey, and leftover veggies, too!

The Best Cheese to Use

For the best Philly cheesesteak soup, look for super flavorful, super melty, cheeses like provolone and cheddar.

These cheeses melt easily and impart a mild, buttery flavor to the soup for that iconic Philly-style flavor!

Overhead of Philly cheesesteak soup ingredients in pot.

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Soup

This easy cheesy soup is simple to prepare!

  1. Thin slice and saute steak.
  2. Saute veggies (except peppers) in butter and add flour.
  3. Stir in beef broth and add in remaining ingredients and simmer.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses until melted.

Place a few pieces of beef in the bottom of each bowl. Ladle in soup and top with cheese baguettes (or croutons).

Close up of Philly Cheesesteak Soup in pot with cheesy baguettes on the side.

What to Do With Leftovers

This soup makes for great leftovers the next day or the day after!

  • To Reheat: Pop in the microwave or back in a pot until heated through. Season with a little salt and pepper and top with cheese bread.
  • To Freeze: Place it in an airtight container or a zippered bag, label with the date, and pop into the freezer for up to about 2 months.

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Philly Cheesesteak Soup

A creamy cheesy soup filled with tender beef, peppers and onions.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesesteak, Philly Cheesesteak Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 502

Ingredients

  • 8 slices baguette
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 dashes hot sauce such as tabasco
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese shredded, divided
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pound top round steak thinly sliced (see note below)

Instructions

  • Place steak in the freezer (for about 15 minutes before slicing).
  • Top each baguette slice with about 1 tablespoon of provolone cheese. Broil until bubbly and set aside.
  • Cook onion, celery and mushrooms in butter until tender. Add flour and cook 1 to 2 minutes
  • Stir in beef broth a little at a time stirring until smooth after each addition. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and green peppers. Simmer until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add cream and simmer an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses until melted.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice steak. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned.
  • Place beef in the bottom of each bowl and top with hot soup. Serve with cheese toasts.

Notes

To use leftover roast beef, cut into cubes and add with green peppers to heat through.
Ground beef can be used in place of steak.
Place your steak in the freezer for 15 minutes before cutting. A partially frozen steak is much easier to slice thinly.
Soup can be placed into bowls, topped with cheese and broiled similar to a French Onion Soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 502 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 952mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 973IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 3mg

Note:  Recipe initially posted September, 2013.  Recipe has been updated for improved flavor and consistency.

Top image - a serving of Philly cheesesteak soup with cheest toast. Bottom image - Philly Cheesesteak Soup in a pot topped with shredded cheese.
Overview of a serving of Philly Cheesesteak Soup with a cheese baguette.
Overview of a serving of Philly Cheesesteak Soup with a cheese baguette.

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

These Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches are perfect for tailgating season! With just a few simple ingredients tossed into the slow cooker, delicious slow cooked beef sandwiches are easy to make and serve for any game day gathering! 

Tailgating season is one of our favorite times of the year. The weather has cooled down a little bit, and we get to enjoy party favorites –  like sausage queso, sriracha shrimp, game day chili and of course Italian Beef!

Italian Beef Sandwich topped with pickled jalapenos and peppers.

This post is sponsored by Mirum, all opinions expressed are my own.

‘Tis the season for tailgating, friends and family! A favorite time of year for me filled with appetizers and all of my favorite snacks! This slow cooker Italian beef is a go-to with tender pulled beef and peppers. Simply pop it all in the slow cooker and let it cook while you enjoy the game! It’s great to prep ahead and transports well to parties!

I was surprised when I discovered in the Kelton/Perrigo Company plc, “Prevent the Summer Burn” Survey from March 2018 shows that 74% of people are willing to make significant sacrifices to be heartburn-free and one in three would even give up watching playoff sports this season to avoid heartburn! If you’re a frequent heartburn sufferer, being proactive and taking Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets (also referred to as ODT) helps keep heartburn at bay.

Always talk to your doctor or a licensed professional before taking a new medication.

ODT can provide affordable relief to those of us that suffer from heartburn two or more days/week, and you can grab it at Walmart (or other retailers) while you’re grabbing your groceries! Find Omeprazole ODT at a retailer near you. If you’re like me, it’s not always easy to remember to take medication on time. Having tablets that can easily dissolve on the tongue means I can keep a stash in my purse and discreetly take them any time and any place (without water). Perfect for someone like me who is on the go all of the time!

Relief can come in as little as 24 hours but it can take up to 1-4 days for full effect (it is not for immediate relief). They’re so convenient, simply place the strawberry-flavored tablet on your tongue and let it dissolve (they’re the same small size shown on the box). Being able to take heartburn medication easily and discreetly makes tailgating more enjoyable (and heartburn free)… allowing me to indulge in my favorites!

Use Omeprazole ODT as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Do not take it for more than 14 days or more frequently than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor.

Overview of Italian Beef Slider ingredients.

Beef for Italian Beef Sandwiches

A typical Italian beef sandwich is made with sirloin however it wouldn’t hold up well in the slow cooker. I’ve opted for chuck roast as it’s tender and flavorful. A rump roast works well too!

The beef is seared on both sides to add flavor to the recipe and then it slow cooks until buttery and fork tender and is shredded (similar to pulled pork).

Seasonings: This recipe uses a packet of Italian dressing mix for a bit of zest and tang. The peppers I use are sliced pepperoncinis, if you can’t find sliced, whole will work too. They add a delicious, salty, briny flavor and just a hint of heat but don’t make this sandwich too spicy.

Overview of Italian Beef Slider ingredients in a crockpot.

How to Make Italian Beef

  1. PREP:  Brown the roast and add it to the slow cooker with Italian seasonings, broth and pepperoncini peppers.
  2. COOK: Cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 9-10 hours until the beef is fork tender.
  3. SHRED: Using forks, shred the beef and return it to the juices. Stir to combine and let it warm for at least 20 minutes.

To Serve Crock Pot Italian Beef, stack it high on hoagie rolls or Italian rolls and top with with giardiniera (Italian pickled veggies) or more pickled peppers if you’d like to add a little bit of heat. Roasted Sweet green peppers are perfect on this too!

We also put out little slider rolls for parties or of course for game day since we have lots of other great foods on the table.

Don’t skip the juices!

It is important to make sure you get lots of the juices into the sandwich… maybe messy but definitely delicious (and essential to this recipe)! In fact, in Chicago they often dip the whole sandwich right into the au jus before serving it to you!

If you’d like to add cheese, provolone is a great choice!

Italian Beef shredded in a crockpot.

More Delicious Italian Beef Sandwich Toppings

Pickled veggies compliment this beef perfectly. We love adding refrigerator pickles and pickled jalapenos!

Other delicious additions include:

  • Cheese – Provolone is great! Also try: mozzarella, monterey jack, or gouda.
  • Bread – Italian rolls are hearty and hold up to the juices well. Hoagie rolls are nice and soft and easily available. And of course, slider buns are great if serving as an appetizer.
  • Veggies – Pickled veggies are traditional but crisp lettuce, tomatoes and red onions are great too
  • Other additions – Pickles, olives, Italian dressing, pickled jalapenos

What To Make With Italian Beef

Because this beef is so fall-apart tender and so flavorful, it’s great on sandwiches with minimal additions! If you’re looking to make a roast beef dinner, Italian beef is delicious next to some mashed potatoes and a fresh Italian salad!

Italian Beef shredded in a serving dish with Omeprazole.

Storing The Leftovers

Slow cooker Italian beef will last up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Make sure it’s completely cooled before you seal it. Leftovers will last in the freezer for up to 2 months. Defrost in the fridge, microwave, or oven!

If you have any leftover meat, try making enchiladas or tacos with it. A breakfast hash is also a delicious way to use leftover Italian beef!

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Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

These CrockPot Italian Beef Sandwiches are perfect for tailgate season! With just a few simple ingredients, this easy slow cooker beef recipe is a favorite!

  • 4 lbs chuck roast (or rump roast)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix (0.7 oz)
  • 16 oz sliced pepperoncini peppers (with juice)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 12 hoagie rolls (or 24 slider rolls)
  • spicy giardiniera or pickled vegetables (for serving)
  1. Place onion in the bottom of a 6 qt slow cooker.

  2. Brown roast and place on top of onions. Sprinkle with Italian dressing and seasoning.
  3. Add broth and pepperoncini peppers with 1/2 cup of the juices.
  4. Cook on high 5-6 hours or on low 9-10 hours until beef is very tender.

  5. Shred beef using forks and return to the juices. Allow to cook an additional 20 minutes.

  6. Serve over rolls and top with pickled vegetables or peppers.

Italian Beef shredded in a crockpot.
Italian Beef shredded in a crockpot.
Top photot - Italian Beef shredded in a crockpot. Bottom photo - Italian Beef Sandwich topped with pickled jalapenos and peppers.

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Hot Cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Dip is a crowd pleasing appetizer that is easy to make, cheesy and so delicious! Inspired by the classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, this cheesesteak dip served with tortilla chips or bread slices, will definitely be the winner at your next party!

Perfectly cooked ribeye steak (medium rare), sauteed onions and green peppers are smothered in a smooth and creamy cheese sauce then baked till golden and bubbly. All those wonderful philly cheesesteak flavors and textures we love so much are found in this delicious hot cheesy dip recipe!

A tortilla chip scooping a hot cheesy dip with cheesesteak additions

Easy Cheesy Dips for Game Day

Hot dips are a great addition to any playoff party menu and this cheesesteak dip is no exception! Serve it alongside Baked Buffalo Wings, Crispy Oven Baked Potato Skins, Pigs in a Blanket and a 7 Layer Dip for a perfect party menu your guests will remember!

The most important tip for this recipe is to slightly undercook your steak as it will cook more while the dip bakes and you don’t want it overcooked or chewy!

How to make Hot Cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Dip.

  1. Season and cook steak, remove and set aside.
    • Remember to remove steak once it reaches medium rare temperature of 135˚- 140˚F since it will cook further when it is assembled and baked.
    • It is important to allow the steak to rest before cutting, this keeps the meat extra juicy and delicious
  2. In the same pan that the steak was cooked in, saute onion and green pepper in butter till tender. 
  3. Add the steak, peppers and lots of provolone cheese to the creamy base and top with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake until golden brown and bubbly

This dip can easily be assembled ahead of time and baked just before serving. Leftovers can be reheated in the oven at 325°F until warm and melted.

Chopped steak on a cutting board for making Philly cheesesteak dip

What cut of meat is best for Philly Cheesesteak Dip?

The ultimate cut of beef for a Philly Cheesesteak is a ribeye, it really is the king of steaks! I love using ribeye for this cheesesteak dip, but you can also use any steak. Sirloin is flavorful and will work well but you can also leftover steak or even leftover roast beef!

In a pinch? Use deli roast beef, chopped up (or Steakums) for a quick version. Even ground beef with onions and green peppers (like I use in my Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes) would work!  Just be sure to keep that beautiful beef, onion and green pepper flavor combination and top it with loads of luscious cheese; you won’t go wrong!

A bowl with the ingredients to make the best cheesy dip recipe - our favorite Cheesesteak Dip!What Goes in a Cheesesteak?

Cheesesteaks have different ingredients depending who you ask so, like most recipes, add what you love! Top it with pepperoncinis, add cheese whiz, chop up some mushrooms, swap the provolone for your own favorite.

You won’t have to call an audible at the line of scrimmage with this Philly Cheesesteak in your playbook! This delicious hot dip is the perfectly executed game play that will make you the big winner this playoff season!

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Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Hot Cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Dip is a crowd pleasing appetizer that is easy to make, cheesy and so delicious!

  • 8-10 oz rib eye steak (* see note)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • 1 green pepper (finely diced)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups provolone cheese (shredded, divided)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Preheat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Sear steak to medium rare, about 3 minutes per side. Set steak aside to rest.

  3. Reduce heat on the pan to medium-low. Add butter, onions and green peppers to pan. Cook until tender and onions are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Cool.

  4. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined with a hand mixer.

  5. Remove any fat and dice steak. Fold in onions & peppers and 2 cups of cheese. Place into a greased 2 QT dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

  6. Serve with bread, sliced hoagie rolls or tortilla chips.

Using steak (or leftover steak if you have any) adds the best flavor to this dip. If you’re short on time or would like to make this recipe easier, you can substitute 6oz deli roast beef.

 

 

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