This Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet is a childhood favorite! Filled with tender pasta, hearty ground beef and cheese in a delicious gravy that’s all made in just ONE PAN!

This Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet is a childhood favorite! Filled with tender pasta, hearty ground beef and cheese in a delicious sauce that's all made in just ONE PAN!pinterestGround beef recipes are some of my favorites to make because I can usually find a good deal on hamburger and it cooks super fast, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet:

  • Start by browning a pound of ground beef with some onion and bell pepper in a large skillet. Drain any fat and return to stove top.
  • Stir in some flour until it’s thickened and then stir in some ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Gradually add in beef broth, milk, salt and pepper to form the gravy.
  • Toss in UNCOOKED pasta and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and cover slightly until pasta is tender.
  • Stir in some cheese and dinner is ready!

Even the uncooked pasta noodles get tender in the same pot as everything else!

Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper

This recipe brings back childhood memories of busy weeknights and my dad fixing us up a pan of hamburger helper after I got home from a long swim practice.

By making this recipe homemade, you don’t have any weird artificial ingredients, just fresh and delicious flavors.

Add in both mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese to give this Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet a delicious silky texture.

Tips and Variations to Make This Recipe:

This recipe is easily customizable to your family’s preference, here are some easy swaps and variations –

  • It’s true, Philly Cheesesteaks don’t usually have bell peppers in them, so you can definitely leave these out if you prefer.
  • Use any type of short grain pasta, macaroni, shells, rotini, etc.
  • This recipe calls for provolone cheese. I use the deli-sliced cheese and just cut it up so it’s easy!
  • Since there is milk in the gravy it has a tendency to boil over if you close the lid. Make sure you leave the lid cracked open slightly when the pasta is cooking.

YUM! This cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet is like homemade hamburger helper! My whole family LOVED it!

What To Serve With Philly Cheesesteak Pasta?

You can serve this dish with a simple side salad and some crusty bread or rolls for a complete meal!

More Hamburger Helper Type Recipes:

This cheesy bowl of goodness is perfect for your busy weeknights!

BONUS – even my pickiest eater LOVED it!

Helpful Products To Make This Recipe:

YUM! This cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet is like homemade hamburger helper! My whole family LOVED it!
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Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet

This Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet has all the flavors of the classic sandwich in an easy to make pasta dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 392 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups dry cavatappi noodles
  • 1 ½ cups diced provolone cheese slices
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Add the ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic powder to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until ground beef is broken up and cooked through. Drain any fat and return skillet to stove top.
  • Stir in the flour until thick, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the skillet.
  • Gradually stir in the beef broth, milk, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil then add in dried pasta. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Stir occasionally until noodles are tender, about 18 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheeses until incorporated into the sauce. Top with freshly chopped parsley. Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1135mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Classic, One Pan, Pasta, Philly Cheesesteak
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YUM! This cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet is like homemade hamburger helper! My whole family LOVED it!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
16 Responses
  1. sally d'angelo

    5 stars
    Just made this for dinner- it was wonderful!! So easy to make, with on hand ingredients and very tasty!! Will definitely be making again and again!!

  2. Amy Hoff

    5 stars
    Excellent taste! My husband thought it was beef stroganoff and I said but it has peppers and onions. It was a hit and easy to make! Thanks!

  3. Bobbie

    2 stars
    Maybe it’s the Worcestershire sauce giving it a slight bitter taste. Reminded me of beef stroganoff without mushrooms. Sorry to say my. Husband,’ grandson, his wife and son and I didn’t like it but gave me the idea to add cheese to beef stroganoff. Can’t please everybody

  4. Paul

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and my entire family loved it! My nine year old through 19 all loved it, thank you! Definitely a keeper for our family.

    1. Shawn

      Hi Hailey, are you planning on using diced chicken or ground chicken? If you’re using ground chicken, just cook as stated in the recipe. If using diced chicken, you’ll want to just cook the chicken for about 3 to 5 minutes, until the chicken has a nice sear on it and then continue cooking the rest of the way. The chicken will cook fully with the pasta.

  5. Jola Zielinski

    5 stars
    I cooked the Philly cheesesteak pasta tonight – the whole family loved it, even the child who doesn’t like to eat actually ate a small bowl

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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