Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep is an unapologetically delicious way to eat a cheesesteak, without all the carbs. Think of it like a cheesesteak in a bowl!

Ok, meal prep fam, are you ready for this?

Did you know that the average cheesesteak has about 900 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 80 grams of carbs? And the average store-bought or deli-made cheesesteak is also typically quite a sodium bomb. We've seen single sandwiches that reportedly contain almost an entire day’s worth of sodium! Yikes. We love the classic savory and gooey sandwich, but we knew there had to be a different way to enjoy it. One of those ways happens to involve removing the carbohydrate factor.

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

What's the Story of the Philly Cheesesteak?

According to the city of Philadelphia’s official tourism board, the original Philly cheesesteak was invented by two hot dog vendors in the 1930’s, brothers Pat and Harry Olivieri. Tired of ever-present hot dogs, the story goes that the brothers bought some steak from a local butcher for a change in their own lunches. They grilled the steak with some fresh onions and spread the mixture on an Italian roll. They were about to dig in when a cab driver drove by, caught a whiff, and stopped to ask the brothers Olivieri for a steak sandwich. Less than ten years later the Olivieris opened the first brick-and-mortar Philly Steak Shop, though cheese still wouldn’t be added to make the classic namesake for another twenty years. Pat’s King of Steaks still stands in Philadelphia, and is open 24/7!

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

How to Lighten Up the Philly Cheesesteak

While we love the original, and acknowledge that we might upset one or two Philadelphians with our adaptation, we really wanted to take on the challenge of lightening up the classic cheesesteak. As a result, this recipe has quickly become one of our favorite meal prep recipes. The use of only one skillet makes cooking this Philly cheesesteak meal prep a breeze, and everything comes together in about ten minutes! Truth!

Don’t worry, this meal prep still packs a big flavor punch: crunchy onion and bell pepper, soft portobello mushrooms, delicious Provolone cheese, and tangy Worcestershire sauce, all on top of tender, thinly sliced sirloin steak. Honestly, we’re drooling just typing this.

Are you ready to make your own Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep? You mean leave the bun behind forever.

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep Ingredients

  • 12 ounces grass-fed sirloin steak
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 ounces portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • Fresh herbs, for garnish
Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

How to Make Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteak

This is really as easy as it sounds. You're basically cooking onions, peppers, and the best sirloin steak you can find (we like grass-fed here especially since it's the star of the show) in one big skillet. At the end, you'll melt some gorgeous provolone cheese on top. (Purists might say you should use Cheez-Whiz instead for this low-carb cheesesteak meal prep, but we won't go there because cheesesteak lore is already pretty contentious as it is!)

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

How to Store and Serve Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

This all goes together in one single meal prep container. Cover and stick it in the fridge. You can reheat it in the microwave or in a low oven until it's totally hot all over again. Add a little steak sauce on top if you want to bring some more zest into the picture! It's so filling, and you've got your veggies, protein, and fat all in one meal. You won't likely need much else to eat! This will keep for 3 to 4 days, and while you can freeze it, it's really best within a couple days of being prepped. You might find you need a bit more cheese when you reheat it. If you can live with such a fate, then go for it!

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

More Awesome Meal Preps to Try!

Philly Cheesesteak Breakfast Casserole

Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteak

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References:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/182971-south-philly-cheese-steak-nutritional-information/
Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep is a fast, simple and flavorful recipe that is made with only 7 ingredients. A gluten-free recipe that comes together in less than 15 minutes and works for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Beef, Meal Prep
Servings: 3 meals
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces grass fed sirloin steak or steak of choice (can sub chicken), thinly sliced
  • ½ tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 6 ounces portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sirloin steak and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the meat and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Add in onion and peppers, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Add in sliced mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add provolone on top and cover your pan so the cheese melts.
  • Remove from the stovetop, allow to cool slightly, and then divide among your meal prep containers.
  • Top with fresh herbs, if desired (such as parsley).

Video

Notes

WW Smart Points= Green:7 Blue:7 Purple:7
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Nutrition for 1 out of 3 servings:
35g Protein | 10g Carbs | 14g Fat | 310 Calories | Fiber 2g

Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 2g
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11 Comments

    1. We are so happy you are both enjoying the recipe Adrienne! Thanks for sharing with us and following along!

    1. HI Brittney, The recipe ingredients show the ingredient listed as "thinly sliced" so the meat should be cut before you start cooking.

  1. Made this last night and it is delicious. Next time I will cut down on steps and cooking time. Just throw peppers, onion and steak in at the same time and cover with a lid. The mushrooms are really the only ingredient that you should add later, prior to the cheese.

    1. Hi Alicia, the nutrition for 1 out of 3 servings is listed at the bottom of the recipe. The ingredient should be evenly divided into 3 servings or as called for based on your personal nutritional needs.

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