Mounding a classic Philly cheesesteak mixture in a colorful bell pepper and melting cheese on top is an easy way to skip the bread and cut the carbs.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, January 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Place pepper halves on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender but still holding their shape, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they're softened and release their juices, about 5 minutes more. Add steak, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt; cook, stirring, until the steak is just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in Worcestershire.

  • Preheat broiler to high. Divide the filling between the pepper halves and top each with a slice of cheese. Broil 5 inches from the heat until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

307.5 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.9g 12% DV; sugars 5.8g; fat 16.9g 26% DV; saturated fat 7.5g 37% DV; cholesterol 74.4mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 555.7IU 11% DV; vitamin c 71.3mg 119% DV; folate 36.6mcg 9% DV; calcium 243.2mg 24% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 39.4mg 14% DV; potassium 657mg 18% DV; sodium 464.7mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Satisfying alternative to the real thing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty! When I make this recipe again (which I definitely will be doing soon) the only change I would make would be to slice the meat in thin pieces (as stated) but then cut each slice into three or four small pieces. It would make this delicious stuffed pepper much easier to eat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thickened it added some sour cream. It was good low salt which I do for health reasons. Read More