Easy Philly Cheese Steak Dip Recipe | Little Spice Jar (2024)

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A quick and easy dip to throw together for game day weekend! This Philly cheese steak dip comes together in a flash and serves a crowd!

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An extra recipe comin’ at you this week because of the BIG GAME this Sunday!

Speaking of, are you ready for the big game? And more specifically, the FOOD SPREAD?

I know my husband is! In all the years I’ve known the man, I’ve known that he is a BIG Eagles fan. The only Canadian I know that watches football as religiously as he watches ice hockey!

So naturally, when his team made the Super Bowl, I had to throw something together in his honor. Seriously, he’s more excited about this Philly cheese steak dip than the goliathsized chocolate birthday cake I make him for his birthday every year. But then again, this cheesesteak dip has meat and cheese, and those are primarily the only two food groups that matter to most men; so really, I shouldn’t even be surprised at this point. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Just look at that ooeygooey cheese layer on top of this Philly cheese steak dip! I don’t think I’d be doing my job if I didn’t bring you food fit for the big game this Sunday. Especially one that hits the check mark of ‘easy to put together’ and ‘crowd pleaser.’ Done and done.

Let’s also not ignore the fact that this isactually a Philly cheese steak that has been deconstructed. Meat and cheese and peppers and onions stuffed between two buns, I think not. It’s more like, thrown together into a dish and baked until the whole thing is bubbly and golden. And wouldja look at those cheese pulls? HAVE MERCY!

Think about this for a second: it starts with deli-sliced roast beef (or leftover steak if you’ve got some on hand that you need to use up) a couple of blocks of cream cheese, a diced onion and bell pepper, shredded cheese, a little mayo and some seasonings. See what I mean when I say easy Philly cheese steak dip?

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Let’s break down this simple cheese steak dip recipe:

  1. Peppers and onions: it starts with a diced onion and adiced pepper. We’ll saute these in a little butter or oil, and then we’ll season them and allow them to cool before mixing the dip.
  2. The meat: for the meat, you can use leftover cooked steak diced into small pieces, or you can use deli-sliced roast beef. I’ve made this dip both ways, and each is equally delicious. Now, of course, the cooked steak does have a moresatisfying bite to it because let’s face it, steak is steak. But deli-sliced roast beef works perfectly here too!
  3. The cheese: for the cheese, we’re using two different kinds. You’ll need a couple blocks of full-fat cream cheese for this along with a few handfuls of shredded provolone. You could even use mozzarella for this if you’ve got it on hand. Really anything that has a neutral flavor and melts well will work here.
  4. The rest: a little mayo, a little sour cream, and a few seasonings – that’s it. We’ll start by whipping the cream cheese for 30 seconds; this allows some air to get into and makes the dip lighter. Then, just fold in everything and pop it into a baking dish!

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Once you’ve mixed everything, just load it up into a cast-iron skillet or a baking dish, top it with a little more cheese so that you get a killer crust on top and pop it into the oven for about 20-25 minutes.

Seriously, does a homemade Philly cheese steak dip get any easier than that?

This should come as no shock but I’m planning on serving this dip for the big game myself, and everyone that’s heard about it is excited to try it!

If you’re invited to a party, throwing one yourself, if you plan on catching just the halftime show, or if you’re going to skip it altogether and watch This Is Us after the game, you NEED THIS DIP IN YOUR LIFE.

That is all.

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Yield: 10-12 servings

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time25 minutes

Total Time35 minutes

A quick and easy dip to throw together for game day weekend! This Philly cheese steak dip comes together in a flash and serves a crowd!

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  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, AND onion powder
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks full fat cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 lb. deli-sliced roast beef, chopped (see notes)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • Prepared crostini, for serving


  1. saute the veggies:Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and a pinch of salt. Stir as needed and let them soften and turn translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add the bell peppers and let them cook for 1 minute, remove from heat. Stir in the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before adding to the dip mix.
  2. make the dip: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF.Add the cream cheese to a large bowl and whip it using a hand mixer for 30 seconds. You can also do this with a rubber spatula. The cream cheese should still have some resistanceto it. Add the mayo, sour cream, and red wine vinegar and mix it together using a rubber spatula. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Stir in the sauteed veggies, roast beef, and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese.
  3. bake: Spray a cast iron skillet or a 9x9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; add the prepared dip. Flatten out the dip and top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the dish on a baking sheet to prevent spill over in the oven. Bake the dip for 20-25 minute. You can also pop it under the broiler for the last 1-2 minutes to get the cheese extra bubbly on top! Serve warm with crostini!


  • If you've got leftover cooked steak, you can also use that in place of the sliced roast beef.
  • Sometimes I'll add a chopped jalapeno in with the bell pepper if I want the dip to have a little more heat!

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What kind of sauce do you put on Philly cheesesteak? ›

If you are looking for an authentic Philadelphia experience, you should try using Whiz Cheese Sauce. This sauce is made by mixing shredded cheese with mayonnaise, mustard and other ingredients. You can also use Cheez Whiz as an alternative if you do not like the taste of mayonnaise.

Is there mayonnaise on a Philly cheesesteak? ›

Crafted with premium steak, grilled onions, American cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, provolone cheese, light mayo on our fresh-baked bread.

Does a real Philly cheesesteak have sauce? ›

Sauce. In general, tomato sauce is not a regular part of a cheesesteak when served in Philadelphia. (A “pizza steak” with mozz and marinara is a popular thing, but it's not the same.)

What gives Philly cheesesteak its flavor? ›

Mix salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, marjoram, and basil together in a small bowl. Place steak in a large bowl; sprinkle seasoning mixture over top and stir to coat.

What was the original Philly cheesesteak ingredients? ›

Although the original cheesesteak started with steak, onions, and provolone, we now consider provolone and Cheez Whiz sandwiches as classic cheesesteaks. Same with green peppers – some cheesesteak lovers can't live without them.

What's the difference between a cheesesteak and a Philly cheesesteak? ›

However, the main difference between the two is that a Philly cheesesteak is a specific type of cheesesteak that originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is made with thinly sliced ribeye steak, grilled onions, and melted cheese, typically served on a hoagie roll.

Do you put condiments on a Philly cheesesteak? ›

What sauce goes with a Philly cheesesteak? Cheez Whiz is the traditional served with Philly Cheesesteak. Cheez Whiz is known for its creamy and tangy flavor, and it complements the flavors of the thinly sliced beef and caramelized onions in the cheesesteak.

What is Philly sauce made of? ›

Philly Sauce - Recipes - Cooks.com. Stir cream cheese and milk in saucepan over low heat until smooth. Stir in chives, juice and garlic salt. Serve over hot baked potatoes or ...

What cheese is best on Philly cheesesteak? ›

It's generally topped with provolone cheese and/or Cheez Whiz. While the classic Philly cheesesteak is served on an Amoroso roll, that's a pretty hard find if you aren't in the Philly area (I know, what a bummer), but you can substitute it for a hoagie roll for an equally delicious sandwich.

What is a true Philly cheesesteak? ›

It is a sandwich made of thinly sliced beef — usually frozen chip steak — cooked on a griddle and served on a sliced roll with cheese and either “wit” or “witout” onions. The cheese is typically American cheese, provolone or melted Cheez Whiz.

What is the best meat for cheesesteaks? ›

Cheesesteak meat

You want a cut that isn't too lean—the fat is necessary for juiciness and flavor carry-through. Obviously, ribeye steak is the best, but it can be a little pricey for a few sandwiches. Chuck could work for a budget approach, but you might get it cut just a little thinner than the ribeye.

Should I use yellow or white onions for Philly cheesesteak? ›

Onions – sweet yellow onion is the best – don't slice them too thin – you want to bite them! (Green pepper goes great with onion so feel free to add that too! More veggies are never a bad thing.) Provolone Cheese – this is the perfect melty white cheese for these sandwiches!

What is traditionally on a Philly cheesesteak? ›

Authentic Philly Cheesesteak is made with ribeye steak that's sliced into thin slices, and topped with melted provolone cheese, white American cheese, or Cheez Whiz, as well as fried onions, all on a toasted hoagie roll. It's pure sandwich perfection!

What sauce is on the Philly steak from Dominos? ›

What sauce comes on Domino's Philly steak pizza? Domino's Philly Cheese Steak Pizza - no sauce on this pizza, it's actually white American cheese underneath fillings and provolone on top. Use your favorite pizza dough.


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