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!
Ground 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!
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.
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.
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:
- Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet
- Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Italian Beef and Rice Skillet
- Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper Skillet
This cheesy bowl of goodness is perfect for your busy weeknights!
BONUS – even my pickiest eater LOVED it!
Helpful Products To Make This Recipe:
Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp all-purpose 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!
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I made this tonight for the first time. It was easy, quick and all in one pan. My husband and I loved it. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for all your great recipes.
This was terrible! No one could eat it, all went into the trash. A waste of good food.
I’m not sure where you went wrong on the recipe? Could you give me a little more information on what was terrible? I could help you troubleshoot the recipe and help you have better success next time. Thanks!
Hi! This may be a silly question, but on the provolone cheese if you use deli slices how many lbs do you buy to get the 1 1/2 cups needed for the dish? Thank you, I’m hoping to make this for my kids and I!!
You would need about 12oz. of provolone.
Love this recipe!! I make it at least once a month. Easy and delicious!
So great to hear! Thank you for your comment and rating Joss!
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!!
Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!
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!
So glad you enjoyed it Amy!
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
Hey Bobbie, so sorry you didn’t enjoy it. It definitely has similar flavors to the beef stroganoff but with added peppers and cheese.
I don’t like worchershire, so I replaced it with a beef marinade and it was delicious the very first time I made it. The 2nd time I cut the recipe in 1/2, a little worried it might not taste proper, but it did Try that twist on it
I’m so glad you were able to make it work for your taste preference! Thanks for sharing Melissa!
Thumbs up from my family- the flavor is amazing! Wondering though if I should freeze given the amount of cheese?
Glad you enjoyed it Barbara! I’m thinking you should be ok to freeze any leftovers if you have them.
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.
Fantastic!! So glad you enjoyed it!
Hi! can you tell me the cook time if I’m using chicken instead of beef?
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.
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
So great to hear Jola! I’m glad your family enjoyed it as much as we do!
SO Delicious!!! Thank you!