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Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

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Make your own mouthwatering version of the classic Philly cheesesteak recipe using the Instant Pot. A healthy weeknight dinner ready in just about 30 minutes!

Melted provolone cheese, thinly sliced beef cooked to perfection, and sautéed peppers and onions, all served on a soft hoagie roll... sounds like something you'd grab from a local food truck, doesn't it?

If you don't recognize the ingredients, I'm describing the classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich that was developed in, of course, Philadelphia.

Grabbing a Philly cheesesteak from a food truck or restaurant might make for a fun outing, but sometimes it's easier (and let's be honest, cheaper) to create classic recipes at home.

You know exactly what's in it, and you get to serve it exactly how you want it. (A little more provolone cheese? No problem. A little less beef? You got it.)

And when you can make something at home that looks this good (and tastes amazing), why even bother with eating out? When you bite into one of these Philly cheesesteaks, you'll realize you definitely made the right decision.

philly steak sandwiches on plate

Ingredients for Steak and Cheese Submarine Sandwich

  • Beef ribeye
  • green bell pepper
  • onion
  • pepper
  • salt
  • oil
  • water
  • provolone cheese slices
  • hoagie rolls

Equipment Used to Make Shaved Steak Sandwich

Why You'll Love This Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

It uses the Instant Pot to quickly prepare the Philly cheesesteak recipe filling. If you don't have an Instant Pot yet, you may not know that the Instant Pot has seven different functions. That means you can use it to both sauté the onions and peppers and to pressure cook the beef.

It's a one-pot recipe. One-pot recipes are very popular these days and for good reason. They simplify the cooking process and there is less clean-up to do when it's time to eat.

It will save you money. Eating out can get expensive, so you'll save money when you make this Philly cheesesteak recipe at home.

It has a great nutritional profile. This Philly cheesesteak recipe has a great balance of carbs, protein, and fat. It's a healthy dinner choice!

easy philly cheesesteak sandwiches on rolls with provolone cheese

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Recipe, Step by Step

Step 1. Begin by thinly slicing your beef. Better yet, ask the butcher to do it for you! Most butchers will thinly slice beef for free if you ask.

(Awesome cheesesteak recipe tip: If you slice your beef at home, freeze it before you slice it. This will allow you to thinly slice it with ease!)

ingredients for philly cheesesteak sandwiches

Step 2. Sauté onion and green bell pepper in the Instant Pot (using sauté mode).

onions and peppers sauteeing

Step 3. Add the beef strips to the Instant Pot and brown them slightly. Do not cook them completely!

brown beef on saute setting on Instant Pot

Step 4. Add 1/2 cup water, put on the lid, and cook on high for five minutes. When the pressure cycle is complete, do a quick release.

Step 5. Put the Instant Pot back on sauté mode and cook down the remaining liquid.

philly steak cooked for five minutes on high pressure

Step 6. Serve on rolls topped with sliced provolone cheese. Dig in and enjoy!

philly cheesesteak sandwiches


What goes in a Philly cheesesteak?

Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches typically include shaved steak and cheese, as well as green bell peppers and onions. It's a hot sub sandwich and is often considered to be the best of Philly when it comes to food.

Cheese steaks are the most famous east coast subs.

What meat is used for Philly cheesesteak?

Ribeye steak is the most commonly used in shaved steak recipes like our steak sandwich recipe.

If you're going for the original Philly cheesesteak, you'll want to use a meat shaver or get your meat thinly sliced at the butcher.

What cheese goes on Philly cheesesteak?

Provolone cheese is normally used on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.

How many calories in a cheesesteak?

Recipes will vary, but this Philly steak sandwich has 412 calories per sandwich.

What kind of bread for Philly cheesesteak?

Hoagie buns are the most commonly used bread in a Philly cheesesteak recipe.

What to Serve with Homemade Philly Cheesesteak

This Philly cheesesteak recipe makes a great party sub. You'll want to have a selection of great party food recipes to serve alongside your Philly steak and cheese sandwich.

Instant Pot Beef Queso Dip is always a fun party recipe. Or, if you're looking for a non-meat option, our Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip Instant Pot Copycat Recipe is absolutely amazing.

Dessert choices at a party gathering are always a good thing. Our Easy Instant Pot Brownie Cheesecake Recipe is so delicious. Another great choice is Apple Spice Cake.

What kind of Philly Cheesesteak meat?

If you're wondering what kind of Philly cheesesteak meat to use, Philly cheesesteaks aren't always made with the same kind of meat. However, they all work nicely for shaved beef recipes.

Philly cheesesteak meat choices include ribeye (arguably the most popular), top round, or skirt steak.

I hope you love this Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak recipe!

Here are some more Instant Pot recipes to put on your meal plan:

Instant Pot Swiss Steak is another fabulously delicious Instant Pot beef recipe you'll want to try.


Yield: 12 servings

Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

philly cheesesteak meat on hoagie buns on white plate

This Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Recipe is a winner! Easy, delicious, and full of flavor and protein. This is a meal that is full of protein and flavor. The Philly cheese steak seasoning is simple and delicious. Use thinly sliced or shaved Philly cheesesteak meat.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

  1. Cut the Philly steak meat into thin strips. If you have a meat shaver, you can make this into a shaved beef sandwich for a more authentic Philly cheese steak recipe.
  2. On sauté mode, heat oil. Stir in onions and peppers and cook until the onions are caramelized.
  3. Add beef strips to the pot along with salt and pepper. Stir the beef strips and brown them slightly, being careful not to fully cook the beef.
  4. Add water and deglaze the pan. Then, cover the pot. Set on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  5. After the pressure cooking cycle is done, perform a quick release. Set the pot to sauté again to cook down the liquid. Stir.
  6. Serve the cheesesteak meat on rolls with provolone cheese to make a hoagie sandwich.


Use a Meat Shaver for Shaved Beef

  • We sliced the beef into thin slices to make our homemade subs, but if you have a meat shaver, you can make deli thin meat slices right at home, which are perfect for a cheese steak sandwich.
  • Going to the grocery store to buy Philly cheese steak meat? Ask the butcher to shave the meat for you. This will allow you to make this into and authentic Philly cheese steak sandwich recipe.

Cheese for Philly Cheesesteak

A good quality provolone cheese is perfect for a steak and cheese sandwich. You can have the deli slice cheese for you, ensuring you have fresh cheese slices instead of the prepackaged cheese slices. However, either works fine.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 412Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 85mgSodium 529mgCarbohydrates 15gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 30g

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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches on bun on white plate

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