Healthy Philly Cheese Steak

healthy philly cheese steak

If this stuff is on your Philly Cheese Steak, watch out.

Philly Cheese Steaks are mighty tasty. But that deliciousness comes at a hefty price. The average Philly Cheese Steak weighs in at around 1,200 calories … over half a day’s worth for most people. And, they’re loaded with saturated fat and trans fat.

But with a few simple changes, you can make a healthy version that cuts down the calories by 75%. For this recipe, I substituted the huge, refined grain bun with a thin bun, used low-sodium roast beef and low-fat cheese, and topped it with sauteed peppers, onions, and a mixture of light mayo and horseradish. It’s high in protein, low in calories, and filled with much better ingredients for your health.

So check out my Healthy Philly Cheese Steak below.


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
10 min 10 2



  • 1/2 Green Pepper, Sliced Into 1” Strips
  • 1/2 Small Onion, Sliced Into 1” Strips
  • 4 oz. Lean Roast Beef (sliced thin)
  • 2 Sara Lee Thin Style Whole Wheat Buns
  • 1 oz. Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 T Mayonnaise with Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Prepared Horseradish



Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Coat an oven pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat pan to medium and sauté the peppers and onions until tender. Combine roast beef with peppers and onions, and place on bottom half of each bun and place onto oven pan with the two pieces of buns separated. Top each roast beef mixture with 1/2 of the cheese and bake until the cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes. Mix light mayonnaise and horseradish together, top each sandwich with mixture and serve.


Nutrition Facts

286 calories, 8.5 g fat (2.5 saturated), 28 g carbs (5.5 g fiber), 29 g protein, 497 mg sodium

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