Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

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|by Erica

Are you a fan of hearty and cheesy dishes? Well, if you love the iconic flavors of a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, then you’re in for a treat! Today, I’ll be sharing with you a mouthwatering recipe for Philly Cheese Steak Casserole. Trust me, it’s a meal that’s sure to please both your taste buds and your hungry tummy. Let’s get started!

Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

Creating the perfect Philly Cheesesteak Casserole is an art that combines the rich flavors of a classic Philly cheesesteak with the comfort and convenience of a casserole. This dish is a delightful twist on the traditional sandwich, transforming it into a hearty, family-friendly meal. Here, we’ll explore various ways to customize the recipe, provide tips for perfecting it, and answer some frequently asked questions.

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix (mixed with 1 cup water)
  • 1 and ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • ¾ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (sharp or medium)
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

Instructions for Making Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together Bisquick mix with 1 cup of water. Spread evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onion, mushroom, peppers, and garlic until softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Cook the ground beef until completely cooked and no longer pink inside. Drain off the excess grease, then stir in the cooked veggies.
  5. Stir the Worcestershire sauce into the ground beef mixture, followed by the cubed softened cream cheese, over medium heat. Stir gently until the cream cheese is completely melted into the ground beef. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Spread the meat and vegetable mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
  7. Top with the 8 slices of provolone cheese, followed by the shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Cook in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Optionally, set the broiler on for two minutes at the end of the cook time for a bubbly and golden brown cheese topping.

Storage, Freezing & Reheating Instructions:

Cool the casserole, then wrap the casserole dish with plastic wrap, or transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to three days.

Reheat leftover casserole by cooking in a 350°F oven until heated through (cover with foil), which should take about 20 minutes. Individual portions can be reheated in the microwave for one to two minutes.

To freeze, cook the casserole completely, then cool. Wrap the entire casserole dish in plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw completely in the refrigerator, then reheat in a 350°F oven until heated through.

Variations of Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

Meat Substitution: Instead of ground beef, you can use 1 and ½ pounds of sliced or shaved steak, like ribeye. If using steak, add in ½ cup of beef broth with the cream cheese for a saucier mixture.

Pepper Choices: You can substitute green bell peppers with red or yellow peppers.

Mushroom Types: While white button mushrooms are used, cremini mushrooms are a good substitute.

Cheese Options: Apart from provolone and cheddar, you can use mozzarella or other melting cheeses like Swiss, Havarti, or American cheese.

Onion Varieties: Yellow cooking onions or white onions are recommended, but Vidalia onions can be used for a sweeter taste. In a pinch, 1 and ½ teaspoons of onion powder can substitute fresh onions.

Tips for Perfecting the Recipe

Drain the Fat: If using ground beef with higher fat content, ensure to drain off the fat after cooking for a less greasy casserole.

Even Biscuit Layer: Spread the Bisquick mixture evenly at the bottom of the dish to ensure a consistent base layer.

Softened Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is softened before adding it to the beef mixture for easier melting and integration.

Taste and Season: Adjust the salt and pepper after adding the cream cheese to balance the flavors.

Broiling for Finish: For a golden-brown cheesy top, broil the casserole for the last two minutes of cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best melting cheese for Philly cheesesteak? Provolone cheese is traditionally preferred for its melting qualities. Alternatives include Swiss, Havarti, or American cheese.

Can I make Philly Cheesesteak Casserole ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the casserole and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking. If baking from cold, you may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Can I freeze Philly Cheesesteak Casserole? Yes, the casserole freezes well. Cook it completely, let it cool, then wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

This Philly Cheese Steak Casserole is a delightful twist on the traditional sandwich, transforming it into a hearty, family-friendly meal.
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Servings 12

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix mixed with 1 cup water
  • 1 and ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • ¾ cup cream cheese softened
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese sharp or medium
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together Bisquick mix with 1 cup of water. Spread evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onion, mushroom, peppers, and garlic until softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cook the ground beef until completely cooked and no longer pink inside. Drain off the excess grease, then stir in the cooked veggies.
  • Stir the Worcestershire sauce into the ground beef mixture, followed by the cubed softened cream cheese, over medium heat. Stir gently until the cream cheese is completely melted into the ground beef. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the meat and vegetable mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
  • Top with the 8 slices of provolone cheese, followed by the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cook in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Optionally, set the broiler on for two minutes at the end of the cook time for a bubbly and golden brown cheese topping.

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