Kristie's chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole

Kristie’s chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole

The classic Philly cheesesteak is made with beef, and this keto casserole can be made with either chicken or beef. This dish will quickly become a household favorite. Just a bite or two and you will quickly see why.

Kristie’s chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole

The classic Philly cheesesteak is made with beef, and this keto casserole can be made with either chicken or beef. This dish will quickly become a household favorite. Just a bite or two and you will quickly see why.
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs 900 g boneless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 4 oz. (23 cup) 110 g (160 ml) yellow onion, slicedyellow onions, sliced
  • 6 oz. 170 g green bell pepper, slicedgreen bell peppers, sliced
  • 8 oz. 230 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided
  • 8 oz. 230 g cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup 120 ml mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) 475 ml (230 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz. (2½ cups) 350 g (650 ml) provolone cheese, sliced

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, brown the chicken in butter.
  3. When the meat is cooked, add onions, pepper, mushrooms, half of the garlic, salt, pepper, and half of the Italian seasoning. Continue cooking until vegetables are just tender, but not soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, the rest of the garlic, the rest of the Italian seasoning, Worcestershire, and cheddar cheese. Add the meat mixture and combine.
  5. Spoon into a 9” by 13” (23x33) glass baking dish and top with the slices of provolone cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and slightly browned.

Keto quick tip!

This casserole can be put together ahead of time and then baked just before serving. Leftovers can also be frozen for future meals.

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Chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole

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112 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This dish was FANTASTIC!! I've been trying new recipes to see what I can make that my whole family will enjoy and this was TOPS!! I used the chicken version this time, but will try beef the next. I forgot to order mushrooms with my grocery order this past week, but I had everything else. It was easy and scrumptious!! Thank you!

    Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

  2. Yvonne
    Just made this for dinner, delicious and very filling
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  4. bassem.sabagh
    Thank you so so SO much for putting veg weight in.. a bell pepper can be 40g all the way up to 200! I hope / wish that all recipes have a gram weight .. so when, say, zucchini are used. We know how much in gram rather than doing with what maybe a small carrot sized one or large cucumber!
  5. Theresa

    I was dismayed by how greasy it was and I’ve been eating cheesy casseroles my entire life — tons of Mac and cheese, lasagna, Alfredo etc. which all are pretty high fat. Oh, a loads of lamb and prime rib and I’ve never had the upset tummy I got from this. My hubby also. Being a Calif girl 4th Gen I’ve never been to Philly let alone eaten a Philly Steak sandwich. So I had no idea what to expect. I liked the onions and peppers and the cream cheese. I used shaved beef which was great. I’ll make this again, but leave out the mayo, cut way back or even omit the cheddar, and halve the provolone. Coming into this diet from a standard starchy veggie Paleo WOE, my body is not ready for this much dairy. Even though I’m not intolerant or allergic. It was the sheer amount of dairy fat that did me in. Reaching for the ox bile!

    Hi I'm from the Philly area. I grow up here eating cheese steaks and this is not a cheese steak recipe. We do not put bell peppers on are steak sandwiches and mushrooms are an extra only some people like. Cream cheese I've never heard of using at all. I've seen some other states say we put grave on them this is also a misconception. Chicken cheese steaks are good so we are going to try this recipe. I will not judge it as a true chicken/steak sandwich but as an alternative to the real thing.

  6. lauramb1994
    Made this for supper tonight for me and my husband. I just eyeballed most of the ingredients for what I thought would be good for a two-person recipe. It really did cook down and wasn't as much as I thought it should be, but it filled the two of us up. I definitely will be making this again maybe for a potluck or a family dinner with guests. I will just make sure to use a lot of chicken and veggies so that it is substantial enough. Tonight I served it with spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, and sliced cucumber with a large dollop of ranch dressing made from the recipe from this site! Delish!!
  7. cath.bernard
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was lovely, I did not use bell pepper. It was cheesy and filling 😺 added to my favourites thanks
  8. D-Fly
    This is a super easy and super tasty recipe! Even for the non-keto members of the family loved it! For them, you can simply add a hoagie bun to enjoy too if they prefer!
    Reply: #109
  9. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This is a super easy and super tasty recipe! Even for the non-keto members of the family loved it! For them, you can simply add a hoagie bun to enjoy too if they prefer!

    This recipe does have universal appeal!

  10. Thais
    I'm also interested to know the size of the serving portion. Is it like 100g? 120g? It would make it easier then to adapt to our home's preference.
    Reply: #111
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm also interested to know the size of the serving portion. Is it like 100g? 120g? It would make it easier then to adapt to our home's preference.

    Serving size will depend on how much the dish reduces in volume as you prep the individual ingredients and as the casserole bakes down. The number of servings the dish makes is more accurate than trying to provide a serving size by weight or volume.

  12. Deborah
    How much beef should I use for one serving? Also is beef mince ok to use?
    Reply: #113
  13. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    How much beef should I use for one serving? Also is beef mince ok to use?

    Beef mince is ok to use in this one, about 115 grams for one serving.

  14. hjoshee
    This dish never fails me. My family loves it! It's a great option to indulge over the weekend for a pick-me-up and is super easy to follow. Thanks team Diet Doctor! :)
    Reply: #115
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This dish never fails me. My family loves it! It's a great option to indulge over the weekend for a pick-me-up and is super easy to follow. Thanks team Diet Doctor! :)

    Thank you for letting us know, it's always a treat when families love our recipes.

  16. Elizabeth
    My partner and I were really excited to try this recipe- expecting something to taste similar to a philly cheesesteak; however, I can honestly say that after a few bites we both felt nauseous from all the cream cheese, mayo, and cheeses. The dairy to meat/veggie ratio doesn't cut the overbearing flavor of the cream cheese at all. Very disappointed.
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