Philadelphia’s famous cheese steaks sandwiches packed with chicken, bell peppers and provolone can now made at home in minutes! If living in Philadelphia for 2 years has taught me one thing, it’s how to make a tasty cheesesteak. Cheesesteaks are available pretty much everywhere you look in Philly. But now that I moved to DC, cheesesteaks aren’t as popular so I started making my own at home. Home-made cheesesteaks are a lot healthier and super easy to make too. You can use chicken or steak, cut into small strips. Next comes the onions and bell peppers. Bell peppers are completely optional but are highly recommended for the ultimate cheese-steak experience! To top it all off, comes the cheese. Now this is up for debate and everyone has a preference. Some people like to use pepper-jack or cheddar cheese but provolone cheese is the most authentic cheese for cheesesteaks, but hey, who am I to judge…
The most important thing is that you get a good melting cheese. I like to use Crystal Farms® Cheese because it melts very fast and becomes super gooey and cheesy, which is the key to a good cheesesteak. It’s also natural with few preservatives and is also gluten-free and lactose tolerant. You can find it in the refrigerated dairy section at your local Shoppers or ACME supermarkets depending on where you live.
- 1 onion sliced thin
- 1 bell pepper sliced (any color/s)
- 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
- 2 medium chicken breasts cut into thin 1/4'' slices
- 1 teaspoon creole Italian or taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- 1/4 cup light mayo or sour-cream
- 4 hoagie rolls
- In a large skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat, add bell pepper and onions. Cook until soft, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan onto a clean plate.
- Add 1 more tablespoon of oil to the same pan and heat. Stir in chicken and seasoning. Cook until chicken is cooked through and browned, 4-5 minutes. Return peppers to pan and mix to combine.
- Spread mayo inside sub rolls and fill with the chicken and pepper mixture. Top each sub with 2 slices of cheese and broil in the oven until the cheese is melted and gooey. Enjoy!
Okay, now for the best part! Crystal Farms Cheese and I have collaborated to give one lucky reader a Le Creuset Serving Platter – Hibiscus ($58)!
To ENTER: please leave a comment below letting us know what is your favorite type of cheesy sandwich!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms® Cheese. The opinions and text are all mine.
My favorite is a buffalo chicken cheesesteak! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
I made these for dinner tonight and they were wonderful, great flavor and easy to make! Thanks for a great recipe! My favorite cheesy sandwich is a grilled cheese with mustard and avocado.
What’s even more fun is when judgy douchebags feel the need to berate other commenters without having read the post all the way through. The poster clearly invited comments not related to the recipe by writing “To ENTER: please leave a comment below letting us know what is your favorite type of cheesy SANDWICh!”
Im from philly and This is the best recipe, but i made it with cheese wiz!
SCOTT MARTIN says
i love when knuckleheads leave comments that do not have anything to do with the actual recipe they are commenting on. c’mon people, try the recipe and then post your comments!
My favorite cheesy sandWhich is a good old fashioned grilled chesse with ham!’nn
Wow, great delicious food item.Already save this and i have sure my kids really love to this.
Grilled cheese made with pepper jack cheese
Jilliann M says
I love smoked mozzarella on cheesesteaks
Carla S says
I like grilled cheese sandwiches the most.
Leah Allen says
I love cut up roasted chicken on bread with mustard and melted cheese on top.
Tina W says
I love a turkey panini with bacon, blue cheese and sundried tomatoes. Sounds odd, but it’s super tasty.
Dezi A says
I love a grilled cheese sandwich (extra cheese please!) with tomatoes and avocado!
I like a fresh mozzarella cheese sandwich with tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil.
Terri S says
I love a cheesy eggplant parmigiana sandwich!!!
I like grilled cheese with bacon and tomato.
I like a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich with melted cheese and hot giardiniera!
carol clark says
i love ham and cheese
Amy S says
My favorite cheesy sandwich is a philly cheesesteak. Yum!
I love philly cheesesteak sandwich. I’ve never made one so have to eat out to get one. Excited to find out they are easy to make. I will definitely try this. At home the favorite is the grilled cheese. Sometimes I add a thin slice of ham to it.
Shari jeffers says
Chicken bacon ranch with melted cheese
Cindy Merrill says
I’m crazy over a Pastrami and cheese melt on sour dough bread. Delicious.
susan smoaks says
I love grilled cheese. it is my favorite cheesy sandwich.
Laura S says
I love a good meatball sub, coated in a nice layer of cheese of course!