This low carb Philly cheesesteak skillet using ground beef is a keto dinner you can whip up any day of the week. Eat it as is, on top a salad or even on a roll for those not counting carbs. Each serving only has only 3.9g net carbs. This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
You might also like these low carb cheesesteak waffles.
I have been having a cheesesteak obsession lately. My hubby and I love onions and peppers with just about anything so perhaps that is why. Today I was in the mood for an easy dinner recipe and threw together this low carb Philly cheesesteak skillet using ground beef instead of the usual steak.
It’s like a deconstructed cheese burger with peppers and onions. I ate it on a salad and hubby ate his with rice. It was delicious and took little time to make.
More Keto Philly Cheesesteak Recipes To Try.
I have many low carb cheesesteak recipes for you to try if you also love this combination of flavors.
- keto Philly cheesesteak on waffles
- low carb cheesesteak salad with Parmesan dressing
- low carb cheesesteak pot roast in the Instant Pot
- Philly cheesesteak stuffed portobellos
What Kind Of Ground Beef To Use.
When I was shopping at Giant Eagle, they had Certified Angus Beef® ground beef on sale. I chose the 85% ground beef because I wanted it to have some fat for flavor but did not want much excess grease.
If you have a preference for a fattier meat, just drain some of the grease out and if you want to use a leaner beef, you may need to add a bit more oil.
Let’s Make This Keto Cheesesteak Skillet Recipe.
In the photo below you can see the steps of how I made this easy dinner recipe.
STEP 1: Started with an oven safe pan and heat it up on the stove to a medium high heat. A cast iron skillet would work too. Add the ground beef and brown with some steak seasoning.
STEP 2: In the other skillet saute the vegetables (bell peppers, mushrooms and onions).
STEP 3: When both the ground beef and vegetables are done, mix them together and sprinkle the cheeses on top.
STEP 4: Set the pan under the broiler for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese and that’s it.
NOTE: You can saute all of the items in one pan from the beginning but I want to finish this as quickly as possible so I used two.
Notes & Recipe Tips
- You can play with the amounts of vegetables you use to lower the carbs. According to my nutritional calculator, 1 cup of each of the following vegetables have – green peppers (4.4g net carbs), sweet red peppers (5.9g net carbs), onions (12.2g net carbs) and mushrooms (1.6g net carbs).
- Different cheeses have different carbs counts. I wanted to use provolone and gruyere for the taste but you can use whatever kind of cheese you want. Some carb counts for 1 cup of cheese are: shredded mozzarella (2.5g), shredded gruyere (0.4g), shredded cheddar (1.4g) and 1 oz provolone slice (0.6g).
- While I used ground beef for this recipe, you could certainly use steak instead. I just thought ground beef would be less expensive and quicker to cook than steak.
- If you don’t have steak seasoning you can season with salt and black pepper or another season salt.
How To Eat This Ground Beef Cheesesteak.
First of all this is very tasty meal right out of the pan. I ate it for lunch like this. For dinner, I added it to a salad for a burger type salad.
You could also eat it with rice like my hubby or on a bun, both of which are not low carb but might be an option for other family members.
Well I hope you enjoy another low carb Philly cheesesteak recipe. If you like skillet dinners, I’m sure you will love this dish. Enjoy!
The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
439 cals / 27.7g fat / 5.4g carbs / 1.5g fiber / 37.9g protein = 3.9g net carbs
You might also like this these keto ground beef recipes – keto cauliflower cheeseburger casserole, keto ground beef casserole and low carb beef and broccoli.
Keto Philly Cheesesteak Skillet using Ground Beef
This keto Philly cheesesteak skillet using ground beef is a keto dinner you can whip up any day of the week. Eat it as is, on top a salad or even on a roll for those not counting carbs. Each serving only has only 3.9g net carbs.
- 1 ½ lbs ground beef
- 1 cup sweet peppers strips (red, orange and/or yellow peppers)
- 2 cups green bell pepper strips
- ¼ cup onion, sliced
- ½ cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 3 oz provolone cheese
- 3 oz gruyere or swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat up a large oven proof skillet (like a cast iron skillet) and add in the ground beef. Sprinkle the steak seasoning on top and brown the meat.
- In the meat time heat up another large skillet and add in the oil and vegetables. Saute until the vegetables are cooked through.
- Pour the cooked vegetables onto the ground beef and mix well. Sprinkle cheeses over top and set under the broiler
- Broil until the cheeses are melted and starting to brown.
- Serve as is, over lettuce, or if not low carb, use buns or rice.
Notes about this keto cheesesteak recipe
- You can play with the amounts of vegetables you use to lower the carbs. According to my nutritional calculator, 1 cup of each of the following have - green peppers (4.4g net carbs), sweet red peppers (5.9g net carbs), onions (12.2g net carbs) and mushrooms (1.6g net carbs).
- Different cheeses have different carbs counts. I wanted to use provolone and gruyere for the taste but you can use whatever you want. Some carb counts for 1 cup of cheese are: shredded mozzarella (2.5g), shredded gruyere (0.4g), shredded cheddar (1.4g) and 1 oz provolone slice (0.6g).
- I used ground beef insteand of steak as its less expensive and quicker to cook but you could certainaly use that. Also you could substitute chicken for the beef and it would be tasty as well.
- If you don't have steak seasoning you can use liberal amounts of salt and black pepper or another season salt.
The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
439 cals / 27.7g fat / 5.4g carbs / 1.5g fiber / 37.9g protein = 3.9g net carbs
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439
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I make a similar dish to this one using cauliflower and I love it. Must try your version.
So I saw this recipe and thought it sounded pretty blah and honestly didn’t read the comments but made it anyway for lunch. I did everything by the recipe but added 2 decent sized cloves of garlic. I used Buc-ee’s steak seasoning if anyone is familiar (and from Texas!) and it was perfect. Really tasty! Didn’t feel deprived at all and ate it by itself. Thanks for the great recipe!
So glad you liked it Melissa! Thanks for coming back to comment and sharing your tips. It’s a simple recipe and can easily be adapted to your own tastes.
This dish is SO tasty! My family always enjoys it. I also made it for my dad for his birthday and he said it was one of the best dishes he has ever had.
Hi Kym, so glad they all liked it! It’s such a simple dish but my family loves it as well.
I truly enjoyed this dish and will definitely make it again!
Hi Chloe, so glad you liked it! It’s s simple dish but I love it.
This is so good by itself or on a bun. My teenage son loves it as well which is not easy to do! Thank you!
Hi Allison, so glad he likes it!
Is it one cup each of the red,yellow and orange bell peppers or one cup total
Hi Lorraine, I’ve fixed the recipe. You are to use 1 cup total of the sweet peppers (yellow, red and/or orange) and 2 cups of the green peppers. The colored peppers have a couple extra carbs that I is why I just use one cup. However there really is much difference so if you wanted to use just the colored peppers that would be fine. But you want to use 3 cups of pepper strips total. Hope that helps!
Found the link to this recipe on All Day I Dream About Food’s “Keto Ground Beef Recipes” last week. I made it last night and it was very well received….will definitely make again. (I only had red peppers and my cheeses were different but still delicious!) Thank you.
Hi Sandra, so glad you liked it! It’s a very simple recipe and you can change it up any way you want. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Could you freeze this?
Hi Laura, I have never done it but I don’t see why not. I’ve frozen similar things and they have been find. Good luck!
I made this buy substituted the ground beef with thin steak ( for cheesesteaks) so good!!!!
Hi Barbara, I bet that was fantastic!
I tweaked the recipe a bit to mimic a true Philly cheese steak. 3T white vinegar and 1 T worchestire sauce. It was awesome! Thanks fir the recipe.
Thanks for the tips Lisa! So glad you liked it.
How big is the serving size? Thanks! 😊
Hi Kim, I am just guessing on this because it’s hard to measure but I would say roughly 3/4 cup. I usually just see how much my family or I eat per serving and determine it this way. Based on the pan I used, we got 6 servings from it. Hope that helps!
Saw this today and had to try it, Went straight to the store bought what I needed. Made it for supper, amazing!! Thank you!!!
Hi Vicky, hope you like it!
I am going to try this tonight for supper. I can’t wait to try it. We found out my husband is diabetic this weekend so trying to find healthier meals.
Sorry to hear about your husband’s health but you would be surprised how many delicious low carb and keto recipes there are out there. It’s just a new way of doing things. Good luck!
It was easy to make and my whole family enjoyed it! It will definitely be going on my regular meal plan!
HI Kellie, so glad they liked it! It’s such an easy go to family dinner.
Do you think this would taste as good with turkey meat instead of beef?
Hi Jennifer, I think it would be fine! The steak seasoning with help with that.
What kind of steak seasoning do you use.
I use Montreal steak seasoning or Aldi brand of steak seasoning. Any kind would work.
So good! Made it without mushrooms, no one likes them. Best one I have found yet!
Hi Kristyn, so glad you all liked it!
Made it tonight, AWESOME……..
Hi Renae, so glad you liked it!
Skillet recipes are totally my kind of food. I love the flavors going on here and when everything comes together so easy and fast, it’s got to be given a try. Pinning the recipe
Cheesesteak is just something I’m always in the mood for! Like, for real — in any form, really! 😉 I love that you’ve made this low carb, and the suggestion of trying it on top of a salad sounds great!
We’re big fans of recreating a Fenway Park sausage and peppers at home so this is right up our alley! I love all that gooey cheese on top – it’s seriously speaking to me. The ground beef substitution for shaved steak is such a great idea because there’s always a pound of ground beef in our freezer and peppers in the produce drawer!
Wowie I’m drooling thinking of this cheesesteak skillet! Never quite had something like this and super excited to try it :)!
This is low carb I could handle! This recipe looks so comforting and easy so I’m sure we won’t miss the carbs.
I can’t stop drooling over all that melted cheesy goodness! Plus, it’s so quick and easy for the perfect weeknight dinner. I’m definitely adding this to our rotation.
Love this! Anything with ground beef is comfort food to me! Add cheese and I’m over the moon! I try to cut carbs whenever possible so I’ll be giving this a try for sure. So easy, too!
This is such an easy low carb family dinner recipe! Love that you can make it in one skillet.
This is right up my alley. One pot meal covered in cheese? Yes, please! It’s awesome that it’s low carb but I’d still stuff in a roll of some sort lol.
Jennifer T Tammy
This looks amazing – I love a good low carb skillet recipe. We just did our own Philly Cheesesteak low carb skillet but ours is completely different, I love the approach you took and those colorful peppers!
What a scrumptious recipe! Ground beef is something I always have in my fridge because I buy in in large batches and freeze portions. Definitely a great idea for a tasty quick dinner. I would totally love it wrapped in flat bread!
I made this tonight and it was amazing! Everything loved it and requested it again very soon. This is a must make!
I”m so glad they liked it Jackie! My family really enjoyed it too. Thanks for commenting!
Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
This looks like a quick and delicious dinner any night of the week. Skillet dinners are great. A great way to get dinner on the table. No need to takeout when you are rushed for time.
This looks wonderful! It’s always nice to have a low carb meal even if you’re not strictly keto. This is a perfect meal for busy weeknights!
I love the idea of making a sandwich inspired skillet dinner.
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
This is like low-carb comfort food all the way — my husband and I have been on a no-carb diet for the past two weeks and I’m never quite satisfied. I think this would do it!
This was so good! My kids loved it and I’m happy we’ve found another great recipe to add into regular rotation 🙂
WIll surely cook this delicious recipe tonight for my entire family! Thanks for this wonderful recipe.