Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (Keto +Whole30)

Green peppers stuffed with thinly sliced steak, mushrooms, peppers, red onions and topped with a creamy sauce that is a great cheese alternative. This recipe is Keto, Whole30, Paleo and Dairy Free.

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By now you guys know that I love reinventing comfort food in a healthy and satisfying way. These Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are a game changer. They look like they are slathered in cheese, but that’s actually my Whole30, Paleo and Keto compliant Mac’s Awesome Sauce. If you are in the mood to change things up and bring a little life to your boring healthy routine, you have got to add these to your menu.

Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Even though this dish looks like it’s covered in creamy white cheese, it’s actually my Mac’s Awesome Sauce. It gives these peppers a “cheesy” and creamy texture without actual dairy. This sauce brings a ton of flavor along with

Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

What steak is the best to use when making these Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers ?

A traditional Philly Cheesesteak is usually made with Ribeye that is thinly sliced. Ribeyes have great flavor because of the fattiness but they can be a bit pricey. If you are wanting to go the cheaper route you can use a hanger, skirt, flank or sirloin steak cut thinly. For this recipe I used sirloin steaks cut thinly and it turned out amazing.

Do you throw everything in the oven together or cook it separate?

For these Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, I cook the green onions in the oven by themselves while the steak, mushrooms, and onions are cooking. I always like to brown my meat and saute the rest of the veggies before adding the green peppers. I found that if you try to cook everything at once in the oven, it cooks unevenly. To get the best flavor, it’s best to follow the instructions and cook repeater.

Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

What’s a great dairy cheese alternative?

When I cook, I always tend to add mayo or another one of sauces that serve as a great cheesy texture and flavor to any dish. If I am not going for a creamy texture, I love using nutritional yeast because it has a nutty and cheesy flavor that really adds a lot of flavor to any dish. Additionally, there are a ton of dairy free cream cheeses available in stores that serve as a great dairy free cheesy base. I love using Kite Hill regular cream cheese that is also Whole30 compliant.

Philly Not-So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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Philly Not So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Green peppers stuffed with thinly sliced steak, mushrooms, peppers, red onions and topped with a creamy sauce that is a great cheese alternative. This recipe is Keto, Whole30, Paleo and Dairy Free.


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Ingredients

Philly Not So Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

  • 2 lbs sirloin steak thinly sliced
  • 5 green bell peppers, cut in half and seeded
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • parsley for garnish
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Mac’s Awesome Sauce

Mac’s Awesome Sauce (Makes 1 cup)

  • 1 cup compliant mayo
  • 1 tbsp chopped onions
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Oil a baking pan and cut each green pepper in half and hollow out. Place the peppers to where the open side is face up. Bake the peppers for 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Slice the red onion in thin slices, julienne the red pepper, and slice and clean the mushrooms. Slice the steak against the grain into thin strips.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium/high heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil and heat up the sliced steak. Remove the steak and transfer to a bowl when completely cooked.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the hot skillet. Add in the mushrooms, red peppers, and onions to the hot skillet. Cook until tender and add the steak in with the veggie mixture and cook another min or two.
  6. Remove the peppers from the oven once tender and begin assembling each pepper by adding in a big heaping spoonful of the veggie and meat mixture into each pepper. Once each pepper is filled, top with a tbsp of Mac’s Awesome Sauce to each pepper.
  7. Add back in the 400 F oven and allow the flavors to merry together for another 2-3 minutes.

Mac’s Awesome Sauce

  1. Make the mayo base and add to a jar. 
  2. Add the chopped onions, coconut aminos, 1/4 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Use a spoon to mix together until combined. This dressing will be good for up to a week in the fridge.

  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish
  • Method: Oven/Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Whole30, Paleo, Keto

Keywords: Philly Cheesesteak, Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Stuffed Peppers

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Comments (82)

  • sorry… i added mozzarella cheese to the top ….so yummy!!

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  • sorry…I added mozzarella cheese to the top ….so yummy!! is light olive oil the same as virgin? that’s all I had. I didn’t like the taste

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    • Super simple and week for a weeknight meal but very flavorful! Delicious and love Macs awesome sauce!

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      • Thank you so much!

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        • Love this recipe! It’s so easy and has great ingredients. It’s perfect when you need to change it up in the kitchen.

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          • Absolutely Cathryn!!! Thanks so much for the kind comments. Love that this recipe worked so well for you. Have a blessed and restful weekend!

    • This is my go to meal prep recipe! These peppers are amazing and everyone always wants to try them even though they are Whole30! I will make these over and over again!

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      • Hi Joslyn. These really do have a pop of flavor. Im thrilled to hear this recipe is a favorite go to. Your kind words and review are certainly appreciated. Thank you…..blessings your way;-)

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  • I made this for dinner tonight
    It was delicious. My not so healthy husband even liked it! Thanks for great recipes😊

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  • I think my husband is going to love it when I make these for dinner. His mom used to make stuffed peppers all the time but I never have. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • I’m half way through my whole30 and was looking for something delicious to keep me inspired. This was the perfect solution! The sauce on top was key! Loved the whole dish!

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      • So happy to hear Steph! Thank you

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  • I made these tonight and my hubby and I loved them! So satisfying and delish! Thank you for sharing this. =)

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  • Made these for dinner last night and it was a hit! Even my picky 9 year old eater made sure to let us know how “bomb” it was! And me, hubby and the 2 year old agreed 🙂

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  • I made this dish tonight to end my first round of whole 30!!! My goodness was it delicious! It was a major hit in my house! Can we just talk about the Mac’s Awesome sauce? Holy $&76 was it AMAZING!!! I will definitely be keeping a jar of this god sent sauce in my fridge! Do you happen to have any nutrition facts? Really excited to explore more of your recipes! 🙂

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  • Made these last night but left out the mushrooms for hubby and served with a side salad and some air fryer potatoes. WOW! These are amazing! So easy and delicious! Adding to the rotation for sure! Thank you for creating a classic but healthy favorite 🙂

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  • This dish was amazing. The Mac sauce definitely brings out the stuffed bell peppers and it definitely reminds me of philly beefsteak but without the bread. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Made these tonight and I can see me making these a couple to a few times per month! I did all of the prep last night, so it was easy after work. Your Mac’s awesome sauce is just that, AWESOME!!!!!!!!! This will be a constant in my fridge for burgers and …….! Thanks!!

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  • This was delicious! I stuffed red, yellow, and orange peppers instead of green. Worked out great! My cheese loving daughter loved them too. She said she liked the creamy texture of the topping and didn’t miss real cheese.

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  • We really enjoyed this. Only stuffed 8 bell peppers due to the amount of filling we had. I might increase the number of veggies and steak next time! But we’ll make it again for sure!

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  • This was my first recipe of yours I’ve ever cooked even though I’ve been following for years 😬 IT WAS AMAZING. The flavors of your sauce combined with perfectly cooked peppers and steak was 🥰 Dinner was done in less than 30 minutes!

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    • Thank you so very much!

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  • First time I made this was this summer when my parents came to visit! We all loved it! It was so simple to throw together but full of great flavor! It’s been on our menu rotation quite a bit since then!

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    • This makes me so happy to hear. So glad you enjoy this recipe!

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  • I have made this about a half a dozen times a love it! I used shaved beef instead of sirloin. So good!!!!

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  • LOVE this recipe! The awesome sauce really makes it great! I need more ideas for what to use that glorious sauce on!

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    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I love using this sauce on roasted veggies, proteins and even eggs.

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  • These are amazing, I was able to convince my friend to try whole 30 after she tasted these and saw how yummy food can be! It’s also very easy to adjust for my kids to eat!

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    • Thank you so much! So glad you liked them.

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  • LOVE this recipe! Recipes like this make clean eating feel easy 🙂 so flavorful, quick and easy

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    • Thank you so much! Glad you loved this recipe!

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  • Hello, I was wondering when making the sauce, do you blend the onions in the mayo so they aren’t chunky or just stir them in? I’m excited to try this recipe this week. Thank you!

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    • I usually keep the onions chunky. It gives the sauce a great texture. Feel free to blend if desired.

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  • We are major Philly cheesesteak fans… And this recipe is knock your socks off delish! I have even used venison steaks instead of beef and it still has amazing flavor.

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    • Thank you so much!!!

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  • Everyone in our house love this one. I am a huge fan of this recipe as well. It is hard to have healthy food that tastes good. Thank you.

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    • So happy to hear this! Thank you.

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  • My husband, son, and myself all LOVED the “Philly not so cheesesteak stuffed peppers”
    They were delicious and the MAC sauce was amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe it’s going in my rotation for sure ❤️

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    • I am so happy to hear this. Thank you so much for letting me know!

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  • This recipe is SO GOOD! Actually all the recipes I have made by @HealthyLittlePeach is delicious. It is flavorful and healthy, what more could you want. This was rhe 1st recipe I tried and definitely not the last. You won’t miss the cheese, I promise!

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    • This is awesome to hear! Thank you

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  • This is the recipe that got my hooked on Healthy Little Peach! The Awesome Sauce just knocks it out of the park. My kids prefer it without the bell pepper cup, so they just eat the filling right out of the pan. It’s a wonder that I ever have any filling for the peppers as my husband just picks at it while I’m cooking too.

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  • OMFG. These philly peppers are literally the best. I make these probably twice a month and I never get sick of them. Such a delicious low carb way to eat your favs. And that sauce? I don’t even like mayo but I slather that sauce on like a ginger puts on sunscreen outside 😍😍

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    • YAY!!!! So thrilled to hear you love the recipe. That sauce is so so good isn’t it? It’s a staple in our frig. Just goes on just about everything. Thanks for the kind words;-) Blessings your way.

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  • This really covered my craving for a Philly cheesesteak. We are doing keto, not whole 30 so we added mozzarella and my husband & 10yo love spicy everything so they added some sirracha to Mac’s awesome sauce, but it was hit all around. We did cut the recipe in half since there are only 3 of us. Which left 1/2 a pepper for my daughter’s lunch the next day and some extra meat that I put over lettuce for a cheesesteak salad! So good!!!

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    • Look at you Christi……customizing the recipe to fit your needs. This is so great!!! Over the moon that this was a family hit. Thanks so much for sharing the way you adapted things to cover so many areas:-) Blessings your way.

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  • I loved this recipe which isn’t surprising cause everything Mac does is great!! We decided being Texas peeps they are more like fajita peppers but delicious and a good change up when on a round!

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    • Awwwww, you’re so kind. That makes my heart smile. Thanks Jessie:-) So glad you love the recipe.

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    • I love love love these peppers. The sauce is so dang good. I’ve made them several times now and am so satisfied each time.

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  • This is a family favorite at our house! My husband, who is pickier then my children, loves this recipe and asks for it frequently.

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    • YEAH!!!!!! So glad I created something that makes all that eat happy and satisfied:-) thanks for sharing!!

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  • So so good!

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    • Hi Ashley,

      Thanks so much for letting me know your thoughts. Enjoy!!

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  • This is delicious on whole30 or not! 😋

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    • 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Annette, thrilled you liked it!!

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  • This recipe is delicious! Will be making it again soon!

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    • Awww that’s so great to hear Anna. Thrilled you liked it. Have a blessed and restful weekend!

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  • This is my go to meal!!! So easy and so delicious!! The awesome sauce is life!!! Good for a week night meal!!! Love these!!!

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    • Thanks so much Jenny for your awesome comment!! Love that I’ve made your life just a little easier as well as tasty. Thrilled to have made your favorite go-to list!!! Have a restful and blessed weekend:-)

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  • I make this for supper regularly and love it!

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    • Awww, thanks so much for letting me know Leigh-Ann. Isn’t it so fun to have a tasty go-to recipe that you love? Have a restful and blessed weekend 🙂

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  • This recipe is on repeat in my house at least once every 2 weeks. So tasty & even better as leftovers. Ive been subbing in ground beef just cause it’s easier for me to prep.

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    • Aww, thanks Lauren for the kind feedback. Love it when I hear that a simple recipe is pleasing and tasty and makes the family favorite lists. Have a restful and blessed weekend;-)

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  • We live this recipe. Made it several times. Full of flavor and easy to make. My teenagers love it, so you know it’s good!

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    • Hey Lisa,

      Isn’t it joy when you find food teenagers love? So thrilled you love the recipe. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts!! Have a blessed weekend;-)

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  • Slap yo mama GOOD! It’s been a minute since I made this one, but I’m going to put it back in the rotation this week!

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    • Haha. Love this. So happy it was a hit.

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  • These were so amazing! Can’t begin to describe how delicious they were. I was a little skeptical about putting the sauce on top and then in the oven but I did and it was so good! If I could give this more stars I would!! Sharing with everyone I know. Thank you!

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    • This is so kind. Thank you so so much!

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  • Great recipe and even better that my 11 year did all the work. Thank

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    • This makes me so happy. Thank you

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  • What are your thoughts on freezing this? Specifically the MAC Sauce?
    I’m all about something I can keep in the freezer for a grab-and-go lunch during the school year.

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    • Hi Rebekah,

      You know I have never tried freezing this. If you do and it works let me know. I would love to share your results. Thanks so much for contacting me. Have a blessed weekend:-)

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  • I FINALLY made these for my family this week and they were delish! I recommended them to a friend and my mom and so far, five stars all around!

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    • YAY! This makes me so happy. So glad you loved them!

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  • Excellent recipe! So flavorful and fun to make. I substituted ribeye steak for the sirloin and added a little more mushrooms and red onion. This is now a family favorite. The presentation is great too!! Thank you for creating such fabulous, flavor-filled, and healthy recipes for us to enjoy! You are my favorite for Whole30 recipes! The Mac Sauce is wonderful too!

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    • This is seriously so nice. Thank you ❤️

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  • What is the best way to reheat these? I have made this recipe before and love it! I’m making them for a friend and want to make sure not to overcook them.

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    • I usually just hit the reheat button on the microwave and they turn out great.

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  • First time making these pepper and they were a huge hit…even with my picky daughter! And that sauce….my husband’s first words were “these actually take like a cheesesteak”!!! So so good!

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    • that was suppose to say “these actually taste like a cheesesteak”!! Gotta love autocorrect.

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    • This makes me so happy. Thank you Tracie

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