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Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread

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There’s nothing like Friday night, jammies and carbs with cheese, am I right? This Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread is a cinch to make, in fact it’s faster than pizza!

a french bread sliced open and filled with peppers, onions, steak and cheese sauce to make an easy philly cheesesteak recipe!

We love Friday nights. Whether it’s to head out on date night, taking the family to do some crazy fun adventure or just staying in to watch a movie and eat Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread, we love the weekend! And this is totally not going to be a hassle. Read on and I’ll prove it to you, dinner in 15 minutes. Bam.

a french bread sliced open and filled with peppers, onions, steak and cheese sauce to make an easy philly cheesesteak recipe!

French bread- check

Ribeye Steak, stored in the freezer- check

Onions and Peppers, sliced- check

Tillamook Sauce Starters kit- Check (ps, if you want to find it by you, and I know you do because you all are emailing, just check the product locator.)

That is literally it. That’s the recipe, folks.

How to Slice Steak Paper Thin

There’s a secret to slicing steak thin for stir fry, or how to slice steak for a philly cheesesteak etc, do you know it?

Place your steak in the freezer for up to 2 hours. When you’re ready to slice the steak, pull it out to rest on the counter for about 10 minutes.

Slicing against the grain, place your knife on the steak and using even pressure, push down to slice the steak. Because it is frozen you don’t have to saw, instead you can slice it like a loaf of cheese. 🙂

a french bread sliced open and filled with peppers, onions, steak and cheese sauce to make an easy philly cheesesteak recipe!

How Many Calories in a Philly Cheesesteak?

Don’t worry about it.

Just kidding, I’ll tell you down on the recipe because no one wants to be sad when looking at these pictures.

The good news is, while a philly cheesesteak isn’t healthy, the calories in a philly cheesesteak that has been made using good steak and Tillamook are actually a lot better than when you use the pretend cheese.

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Meat

Making Philly Cheesesteak Meat is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do. Philly Cheesesteaks only need a little salt and pepper, but here’s a little tip, don’t use table salt.

The best salt to use for cooking is actually kosher salt or a sea salt. We almost always use Kosher unless it’s baking as it is a bigger granule and flavors much better than table salt.

In fact, we only use fine grain sea salt if it’s not Kosher as it also has better flavor.

a french bread sliced open and filled with peppers, onions, steak and cheese sauce to make an easy philly cheesesteak recipe!

What is the Best Meat for Philly Cheesesteak

Ahhhh the meat is key, isn’t it. Ribeye is the best meat to use for a Philly Cheesesteak, but it can be a little more pricey. Which is fine, I mean it actually goes farther than just eating a ribeye as you mix it with peppers, onions and are served over bread with cheese so clearly you’ll be eating less of it and a whole family can use just one steak.

If you don’t want to use a ribeye, try buying a skirt or flank steak instead and it will still be a delicious, easy philly cheesesteak bread.

How to Cook the Meat for Philly Cheesesteak

The meat needs to be cooked in a very hot pan, and one that will aide in the flavor of the meat, so skip a nonstick pan and invest in a cast iron skillet. It will caramelize the meat even more and help to flavor the peppers and onions. It’s not an expensive pan and we use it more than anything else. We’ve linked up to the one we use.

Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread

To make your easy philly cheesesteak bread, start off with placing that meat in the freezer, per the tip above.

Slice open the bread loaves and pull out the inside of the bread, leaving a nice layer at the bottom so the meat juices don’t soak through the bread.

Once you’re ready to go, slice it thin and heat a pan to high heat. Add the meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Quickly move the meat around and then remove it to a plate to rest.

Once you’ve got your meat ready, turn the heat to medium and add a drizzle of oil to the pan and add in your peppers and onions. Cook until the veggies are nice and tender, then throw everything in the bread.

In a saucepan, prepare the cheese sauce.

Pour the cheese sauce over the philly cheesesteak bread and place under the broiler in the oven to finish it off.

Slice into pieces and serve to your family!

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Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread

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Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
There's nothing like Friday night, jammies and carbs with cheese, am I right? This Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread is a cinch to make, in fact it's faster than pizza!


  • 1 Loaf Bread Italian or french, sliced open
  • 1 Ribeye Steak Large, placed in the freezer
  • 2 Bell Peppers Green, sliced thin
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • Tillamook 3 Cheese Sauce Starter
  • Pepper
  • Salt


  • Remove the inside of the bread, leaving a thick layer on the bottom so juices don't soak through.
  • Remove the steak from the freezer and slice thin.
  • Heat a
    cast iron skillet over medium high heat and throw in the steak. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (remember to read our tip about salt in the post), moving the meat with tongs as it quickly cooks. Remove to a plate.
  • Turn the pan to medium and add a drizzle of oil. Add the peppers and onions and cook, stirring occasionally until tender.
  • In a separate pot, cook the sauce according to directions.
  • Toast the bread under a broiler, add the meat and veggies and top with sauce!


May be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 313IU6%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a french bread sliced open and filled with peppers, onions, steak and cheese sauce to make an easy philly cheesesteak recipe!


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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Do you have a good substitute for the Tillamook Sauce Starters kit? I have not been able to find it.

    Thank you!

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  • How many servings does this make?  I see the whole thing is 2 loaves (top and bottom Im assuming = 2), but Im wondering how big the slices are.  Some of my family will say, just cut 1 half loaf into 2 and that’ll be mine so the whole sandwich will only make 4 servings.  LOL

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    • Hahaha…your family is my kind of people! We usually cut the loaves into slices that are about 2 inches thick. One half of a loaf makes about 6 pieces, so you’re looking at about 12 pieces total.

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  • Is it really 6000 calories for two slices?! 

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    • I surely hope not or I am in big trouble! Haha! No, our nutritional information hasn’t been extracting correctly for some reason. We are working on fixing it.

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      • Hi, do you have a substitute for the Tillamook cheese sauce? I have looked at multiple stores and online and cant find it. Thanks

  • There isn’t a recipe posted anywhere in this post.

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    • We are working on correcting it. Thank you for your patience!

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  • hi i don’t see the recipe for your philly cheese steak all i c is picture

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    • Working on it! Sorry about that!

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