Philly Cheese Steak Soup - Lighter than a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich... In a bowl!
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Philly Cheese Steak Soup

Philly Cheese Steak Soup Recipe - All the appeal of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwich in a comforting bowl of soup. All the goodness, less calories!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces button mushrooms, quartered
  • 16 ounces baby new potatoes, quartered
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 cup cognac or brandy
  • 12 slices French bread from a large loaf
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place a large 6-8 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and sear in a dry pan for 2 minutes, to char the edges. Then scoop out of the pot and set aside.
  • Next add 1 tablespoon butter, onions, and garlic. Saut√© for 2-3 minutes and toss the beef pieces, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Stir and brown the beef, until seared on all sides. Then stir in the mushrooms, potatoes, bell peppers, broth, thyme, and cognac.
  • Bring the soup to a boil. Cover the pot with a heavy lid, and lower the heat to simmer. Simmer the soup for 1 hour, or until the beef is very tender.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut twelve 1-inch slices from a wide loaf of French bread. Spread the remaining butter over the bread slices. Bake the bread until the toast is crisp, about 5 minutes. Then cover each piece of toast with a slice of provolone cheese. Place back in the oven for 3 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
  • To Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls. Then place one piece of cheese toast over the top of each bowl, French onion soup style.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1511mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 31.3mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 5.9mg