Philly Cheesesteak Fries

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Philly Cheesesteak Fries combine crispy French fries, thinly sliced steak, sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, and gooey Cheez Whiz for a delicious appetizer.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Easy prep, great taste: Whip up these Philly Cheesesteak Fries for a quick and tasty snack, appetizer, or meal any time of day.
  • Game day hit: Serve these fries during the next game for a winning snack that’ll disappear fast.
  • Flavorful and hearty: Enjoy the tasty combination of steak, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and Cheez Whiz on crispy fries.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • French fries – Since the french fries are the main star of the show in this recipe, be sure to buy high-quality ones that crisp well. I like crinkle cut fries because they hold onto the toppings well.
  • Cooking oil – Use any neutral cooking oil you like.
  • Onion – The onions will be chopped, not too small. I used a yellow onion.
  • Green pepper – The green pepper should also be chopped about the same size as the onions.
  • Mushrooms – I used button mushrooms, sliced
  • Steak – You don’t need a high-priced cut for this. I used a London broil. You want to use a really sharp knife so you can shave the meat really thinly. It’s a little easier to do when the meat is slightly frozen.
  • Cheez Whiz – We’re keeping it in line with the best Philly cheesesteaks made in Philadelphia. It’s always with whiz. If you can’t find it, you can use any nacho cheese, like Doritos or Tostidos brand. You can also melt Velvetta cheese to use.
  • Salt and pepper – for seasoning the onions and peppers, and the mushrooms and meat, separately, as they cook.

Tips for Making Philly Cheesesteak Fries

  • Thinly sliced steak cooks faster and more evenly ensuring tender and flavorful bites.
  • Warm the Cheez Whiz gently before drizzling it over the fries to ensure it remains smooth and pourable.
  • Philly Cheesesteak Fries are best enjoyed hot and fresh out of the oven, so serve them immediately to savor their deliciousness at its peak.

Do I Have to Use Cheez Whiz?

I know, I know. Cheez Whiz is a really processed cheese spread that we probably shouldn’t be eating. But it’s what they use on authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, so it’s what we use for our fries. If you’d rather not use it, there are other cheese dips you can use, but they are all processed.

The best substitutes are Tostidos brand cheese dip or Doritos brand. Or you can melt Velvetta cheese. Another option is to use provolone cheese and melt it onto the top of the fries in the broiler before you add the rest of the toppings.

Philly cheesesteak fries

Philly Cheesesteak Fries

Philly Cheesesteak Fries combine crispy French fries, thinly sliced steak, sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, and gooey Cheez Whiz for a delicious appetizer.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Laura Lynch


  • ½ bag French fries about 10 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup green pepper chopped
  • 6 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 pound steak sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup Cheez Whiz
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Cook the fries from frozen according to the package instructions.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a pan on the stove top on medium heat. Add the onions and green peppers. Sauté for about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the mushrooms and steak to the pan and sauté for about 10 minutes, until the steak is cooked through and slightly browned. Transfer to a plate.
  • Heat the Cheez Whiz in a pan or in the microwave.
  • Pour the fries into a bowl


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2mg

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