This Whole30 Philly Cheesesteak Skillet is a delicious, easy skillet meal that only takes 20 minutes to make! It is packed with onions, mushrooms, peppers, ground beef, and topped with a dairy free cheese sauce. Keto, gluten free, dairy free, and paleo!

I think a good, original Philly Cheesesteak might be one of my most favorite foods of all time! Unfortunately I can’t have them anymore – so I thought it would be fun to come up with a dairy free & gluten free version. This skillet comes together in just 20 minutes and tastes EXACTLY like the real thing! My husband said it totally satisfied his craving for fast food. WINNING!

What You Need To Make This Whole30 Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

  • 1 lb ground beef. I love to get Grass-fed grass-finished ground beef from ButcherBox!
  • Green bell pepper
  • 8 oz mushrooms of choice
  • Onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Raw, unsalted cashews
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Nutritional yeast (this gives stuff a “cheesy” flavor without the dairy!)
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

That’s it!

You can also omit the cheese sauce and swap in regular cheese if you tolerate dairy! Simply melt it on top at the end. It will still be Keto!

How To Make This Whole30 Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

  • I suggest soaking the cashews in boiling water for at least 30 minutes before draining and rinsing them and adding to the blender. This will ensure you get a creamy sauce!
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you stir. Remove the cooked ground beef using a slotted spoon and set it aside on a plate.
  • Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to the same pan. Saute for 7-10 minutes until they are softened and starting to brown.
  • While the veggies are cooking, combine the cheese sauce ingredients in a high powered blender*. Blend for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is very smooth and creamy.
  • Add the ground beef back into the pan with the veggies and stir everything together for 1-2 minutes. Serve drizzled with cheese sauce and enjoy!
  • You can serve this as-is…or feel free to serve this on top of cauliflower mash, mashed potatoes, in a baked potato, and on top of a salad!

If you try out this skillet recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations! Also if you try it and love it, a 5-star rating and review helps so much.

Looking for some other skillet recipes to try? Check these out:

Whole30 + Keto Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

Whole30 Taco Skillet

Happy cooking!

xo,
Mary

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Whole30 Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

This Whole30 Philly Cheesesteak Skillet has all the flavors of a traditional cheesesteak, except without the bread, gluten, or dairy! It's made with grassfed ground beef, veggies, and a dairy free cheese sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided

Cashew Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Equipment

  • 12 inch skillet

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you stir. Remove the cooked ground beef using a slotted spoon and set it aside on a plate.
  • Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms, minced garlic, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to the same pan. Saute for 7-10 minutes until they are softened and starting to brown.
  • While the veggies are cooking, combine the cheese sauce ingredients in a high powered blender*. Blend for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is very smooth and creamy.
  • Add the ground beef back into the pan with the veggies and stir everything together for 1-2 minutes. Serve drizzled with cheese sauce and enjoy!
  • You can serve this as-is...or feel free to serve this on top of cauliflower mash, mashed potatoes, in a baked potato, and on top of a salad!

Notes

*I suggest soaking the cashews in hot water for at least 30 minutes prior to draining, rinsing, and blending. This will help to ensure a smooth and creamy sauce. 
You can also sub in regular cheese if you tolerate dairy! Simply add it at the end and let it melt on top of the beef and veggies. It will still be keto!

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 815mg, Potassium: 870mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 111IU, Vitamin C: 27mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 5mg