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Extra cheesy Philly cheese steak grilled cheese – an easy, yet indulgent dinner in less than 15 minutes! Slicing the steak into extra-thin slices expedites the cooking time tremendously.

Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese

And if you don't have softened butter, reach for the mayo to smear on bread for that deliciously crisp texture!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ribeye steak , thinly sliced, Note 1
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz Provolone cheese, grated, Note 2
  • 8 slices white sandwich bread
  • 4 tablespoons mayo, or softened butter
  • 8 slices American cheese


  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add thinly sliced steak and sprinkle salt. Cook the meat until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add grated provolone cheese.
  • Spread ½ tablespoon of mayo on one side of each bread slice.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high.
  • Place a slice of bread with mayo side down.
  • Layer one slice of American cheese, then ¼ of steak and cheese mixture, another slice of American cheese and top with second slice of bread with mayo side up.
  • Once the bottom bread is nicely browned, carefully flip the entire sandwich. (I used 2 spatulas to keep everything in place.)
  • Cook the sandwich until the cheese is melted and bread is nicely browned, pressing it with spatula to flatten the sandwich.
  • Continue with the remaining sandwiches. Serve immediately.


Note 1: Here's a great tip on how to slice meat thinly.
Note 2: Fontina is a good substitution too.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 512kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.2g, Protein: 31.1g, Fat: 30.2g, Cholesterol: 70.6mg, Sodium: 828.1mg, Sugar: 6.5g
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Time-Saving Tips for Perfect Steak Grilled Cheese:

  • Thinly sliced meat cooks in minutes. Make sure to slice the meat into super thin slices. Almost like shaved. To achieve that, you’ll need semi-frozen steak and a sharp knife. I’ll include the detailed directions in the recipe below.
  • Mayo is a great substitute if you don’t have softened butter. Actually, I prefer mayo over butter for grilled cheese. But it’s totally up to you which one you choose, but whatever you do, don’t skip this step. Buttering, or mayo-ing (?) the bread yields super crispy, almost caramelized texture that’s crucial for a good grilled cheese! I’d even say, forget the melted cheese, that caramelized crunch is the best part of grilled cheese.

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