Creamy, cheesy, and packed with savory goodness, this Philly cheesesteak dip was destined for greatness. It’s got all the flavors you love from classic Philly cheesesteak sandwiches but in delicious, cheesy dip form. The melty combination of juicy beef gets taken even further when using both Velveeta and cream cheese. It’s basically beefy, cheesy heaven in a bowl.
To make this easy dip, all you need to do is cook up your aromatics, beef, and veggies for a flavorful base. Then add your different cheeses, letting it get all melty and delicious before topping the dip with slices of provolone and broiling until melted and bubbly.
What’s In Philly Cheesesteak Dip?
This Philly cheese steak dip uses super basic ingredients, but when combined together they form an irresistible flavor bomb that’s perfect for parties or your next game day.
For starters, you’ll need 85% lean ground beef to ensure that your dip isn’t too greasy but still packed with flavor. Then, you’ll need a green bell pepper for some added color and freshness. Worcestershire sauce is a must for that classic Philly cheesesteak, as it adds a tangy, savory kick to the dip.
And of course, we can’t forget about the melty cheese. The combination of cream cheese and Velveeta creates a creamy, indulgent base for the dip. And topping it off with slices of provolone gives some extra cheesy goodness and helps to create that gooey, melty texture we all love in Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.
Variations and Substitutions
Beef: This recipe would also be great with tender roast beef, whether it’s deli roast beef or leftover roast beef from a previous meal. You could also substitute ground turkey or chicken for a lighter version of this dip.
Veggies: While the classic Philly cheesesteak typically only includes onions and green bell peppers, feel free to add in any other veggies you love. Mushrooms, jalapenos, and even diced tomatoes would all be delicious in this dip.
Cheeses: If you’re feeling adventurous, try swapping out the Velveeta for a different type of cheese. Pepperjack or cheddar could add some extra spice, while mozzarella would create a stretchy, gooey texture. For the provolone, white American cheese would also create that nice melty cheese topping.
Philly Cheesesteak Dip FAQs
Can I make this dip ahead of time?
Oh yes. You can assemble this irresistible dip up until the broiling step and then refrigerate it until ready to eat. Simply pop it in the oven to melt and heat through when you’re ready to serve.
Why use both Velveeta and cream cheese?
While Velveeta is known for its melty, creamy properties, it can sometimes lack in flavor. Adding cream cheese gives this dip a boost in both flavor and creaminess.
What are some good dippers for this dip?
Tortilla chips, pita chips, and sliced baguettes are all great options for dipping into this melty, cheesy goodness. You could also serve it with veggies like sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and celery for a lighter option.
Storage + Freezer Directions
Place any leftover Philly cheesesteak dip in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 1 week.
We don’t recommend freezing this recipe, as the texture of the cream cheese will change as it thaws.
What to Serve with Philly Cheesesteak Dip
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Philly Cheesesteak Dip
- Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and ground beef and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- When there is a little pink left in the ground beef, add the bell pepper and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Next, add the garlic, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1 minute.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the cream cheese and Velveeta. Stir until melted.
- Turn the oven to broil on high. Lay the provolone on top of the skillet and place in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve with kettle chips.
Tips & Notes
- This dip would be great served with slider buns or Hawaiian buns.