Homemade Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe. Thinly sliced beefsteak with sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions and topped with melted cheese served in a long sandwich hoagie!

The popular sandwich may be served as philly cheese sliders for parties or as a chicken philly sandwich.

Philly cheesesteak sandwich loaded with mushrooms, peppers, onions and steak loaded with cheese.

Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich-

The classic famous Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is so easy to make at home! The thinly sliced steak is sauteed with mushrooms, green pepper, onion and then topped with provolone cheese. The sandwich is classically served in a hoagie roll with baked french fries, chips, and pickles.

Though the popular sandwich originated from Philadelphia, PA, it has become a staple sandwich in many restaurants across the whole US – because it truly is that good!

Philly cheesesteak sandwich next to chips and another sandwich.

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak-

  • Prep Meat & Veggies – Thinly slice the meat. Thinly slice the mushrooms, peppers, and onion.
Chef’s TIP: To get the best results, slice the meat as thin as possible. For easier slicing, freeze the meat for 30 minutes before slicing. And don’t forget to use a sharpened knife.
Thinly sliced beef, peppers, mushrooms, and onions topped topped with provolone cheese in a sauteed in a skillet.
  • Saute Veggies: Saute vegetables until tender, remove from skillet, and cover to keep warm.
  • Cook Meat: Heat oil in the same skillet and sauté just until meat is browned. Season the meat and add the garlic. Tip- You want the meat to have some pink inside so it’s not overcooked as it continues to cook with the vegetables.
  • Cheese: Add the cheese and turn the heat down. Close the lid and cook until the cheese melts.
  • Hoagies: Toast sandwich rolls and spread with mayo (mayo is optional). Divide the ingredients from the skillet between two rolls.
How to make philly cheesesteak sandwich with beef, mushrooms, onions and green peppers.

What’s the Best Meat for Philly Cheesesteak?

In a traditional Philly sandwich, rib-eye is used. However, we’ve experimented with top round, skirt steak, and flank steak with great results. The secret is in cutting the meat into really thin slices.

What is the Best Cheese for a Cheesesteak Sandwich?

Provolone and American cheese are most commonly used in a Philly sandwich. You can also use Mozzarella and Swiss cheese as substitutes.

Philly Cheesesteak Seasonings-

The only seasoning you need in a traditional Philly Cheesesteak is salt and pepper.

I love the added flavor garlic and paprika five the Philly sandwich. They are not traditional ingredients for a Philly sandwich but make this recipe, the best! The garlic adds so much flavor to the meat and veggies.

Three philly cheesesteak sandwiches with provolone cheese and chips on a plate.

If you’ve never tried making Philly Cheesesteak at home, give it a try. Especially if you ever want something good but quick for busy dinners or a hearty lunch.

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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 13 votes
An authentic recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. Thinly sliced beef with mushrooms, onions and pepper topped with Provolone cheese in hoagie rolls.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


philly cheesesteak-

  • 3/4 lb beef steak
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 6 oz mushrooms
  • 4 oz provolone cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 hoagie rolls, sliced through
  • 1 Tbsp mayo, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and paprika for the seasoning.
  • Thinly slice the steak.
  • Thinly slice the onions, mushrooms and green peppers.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over med/high heat. Add the vegetable and cook until tender (or desired doneness), stirring as needed. Remove from skillet and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, add the oil over high heat. Once hot, add the steak and spread out evenly. Cok until the meat starts to brown but still has some pink in it.
  • Flip meat and season with half of the seasoning and add the garlic. Return the vegetables to the skillet and stir to combine. Season with remaining seasoning.
  • Top with cheese and close the lid on the skillet. Cook over low/med heat until cheese melts.
  • Slice the hoagies about 3/4 through and toast. Spread mayo over the hoagies.
  • Add half of the Philly cheesesteak mixture into each bun.
  • Enjoy!


  • ROLLS- Toasting the rolls is optional but adds crispiness to the bread.
  • SEASON- Seasoning can be kept to just salt and pepper. 
  • REHEAT- Reheated the sandwich wrapped in foil in the oven.


768kcal Calories42g Carbs58g Protein42g Fat20g Saturated Fat143mg Cholesterol897mg Potassium3g Fiber8g Sugar776IU Vitamin A29mg Vitamin C459mg Calcium14mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 768 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Potassium 897mg26%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 776IU16%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 459mg46%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)