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One Pan: Low Carb Sugar Free 'Philly Cheesesteak'

philly cheesesteak in a bowl

Who says you have to enjoy a Philly Cheesesteak in a hoagie roll? Who says you even have to use beef?

Not this girl.

Welcome to the one-pot, low carb, no added sugar version. Since I really started watching my carb/sugar intake I have been throwing together a lot of one-pot or one-skillet meals. I’ve tried so many over the years that I can’t even remember them all. Since YUM is just about a year old, I’ve been trying to go through some of the ones I created before starting YUM and creating them again. 

What’s great about these meat bowls is that you can pretty much throw anything in them and create a great meal. That is how I ended up creating this mock Philly Cheesesteak.

peppers and onions

I had some green bell peppers that were in dire need of attention and had half on an onion that was just getting to be tossed into the pot for vegetable stock. I decided to chop the onions and peppers up and saute them.

grilled peppers onions turkeyThen I added 1 pounds of ground turkey along with some seasoning. I picked turkey to keep the calories lower. Since I am not eating carbs with this I will eat a bit more of the meal. Using turkey keeps the calories in check.

Once plated I topped with some mozzarella cheese.

Dinner was done in under 3o minutes. For those who need carbs, you can add this to some rice or put it inside a hoagie roll or french bread loaf. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavors.

One Pan: Low Carb Sugar Free 'Philly Cheesesteak'

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 9 votes


  • 3 green bell peppers diced
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • garlic infused olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt free seasoning


  • Warm a skillet with garlic infused olive oil.
  • Add the onions and the peppers.
  • Saute for 2-5 minutes or until the peppers become a tad soft.
  • Break up the ground turkey and add it to the pan.
  • Add the salt free seasoning and pepper.
  • Continue cooking on low-medium heat until turkey is done.
  • Plate and sprinkle with cheese.



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  1. That looks amazing. I use ground turkey because I do not like ground beef for some odd reason. We love dishes like this – though my boys will put it on a bun!

  2. I am loving these low carb, sugar free recipes that I have been seeing lately. It is the healthiest way to eat and this looks really delicious.

  3. I so would love to make this for dinner this week, I will have to somehow hide the onions or make the kids pick them out because I LOVE Opinions but they do not. LOL Appreciate this recipe idea, it’s so simple and affordable.

  4. I have to cut down a lot of stuff but I think if I make this I could actually eat it with my stomach issues. I think as long as I dice things up smaller this sounds so good I might give this one a try.

    1. Oh Matt. We buy them when we take trips and one of our parents is always buying him a gift pack. I like some of them, but my go-to is always Franks Red Hot.

  5. As a Philly girl it pains me to see healthy “Philly” cheesesteak. Our cheesesteaks are made to have 8 pounds of grease and decadence. This does look yummy, however, and I may try it one night! Thanks for linking up at #TYSH

  6. I love it Chrystal! So easy and delicious. Good ingredients always make great meals. You just can’t go wrong with fresh ingredients. I love chicken Philly sandwiches so why not turkey. And like others have said……….our favorite is always the filling inside the bread anyway. Thanks for sharing this over at Let’s Get Real.

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