Philly Cheesesteak Skillet a Lean and Green Recipe

Who doesn't love cheesesteak?  A decadent quick and easy lean and green recipe, who would think this would be a healthy dinner, low carb meal or friendly to those in need of Optavia 5&1 recipes?  Well, Stacey Hawkins does! 

Welcome to the Wow!d version of the recipe that has taken the internet by storm. This easy and super delicious recipe gives you all the taste of a decadent Philly Cheesesteak (and Stacey should know- her son Chase lives in Philly and was the official taste-tester for this recipe!) but without the heavy carbs associated with the original.

Lean and Green and delicious. Just the way you love it.  Ready? Here we go!

This one is a real winner and with only a handful of ingredients, I know you AND your family will find it a winner as well.

Happy Cooking!


Philly Cheesesteak Skillet a Lean and Green Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 4


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 lbs skirt steak (or flank steak) sliced super thin*

  • 1/2 C sliced scallions (or green onion) - approximately 1 ounce

  • 1/3 C beef broth (regular or low sodium)

  • 1 teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Garlic and Spring Onion Seasoning

  • 2 cups sliced peppers- can be assorted colors - approximately 6.5 ounces

  • 1 cups sliced white mushrooms- - approximately 2.5 ounces**

  • 8 Tablespoons (approx 4 ounces) reduced fat provolone cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Spray a large, oven-safe pan with nonstick spray and heat over high heat. If you have a cast iron skillet, this is the PERFECT place to use it!

  3. While heating, sprinkle sliced steak with Dash of Desperation Seasoning.

  4. Place steak in the pan and cook for 2-4 minutes on two sides until well browned. Remove the beef from the pan and place in a covered bowl to keep warm while cooking vegetables.

  5. Place the pan back on the stove and reduce heat to medium high. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. Place onions in the bowl with the beef and cover to keep warm.

  6. Using the same skillet, add the broth to the pan and then add the peppers & mushrooms. Saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peppers should be slightly browned.

  7. Turn off the heat on the stove and add the beef mixture back to the skillet. Gently stir to incorporate beef & vegetables together.

  8. Sprinkle the beef in the skillet with cheese.

  9. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 5 minutes until cheese melts.

  10. Serve hot.

    Serving Size is 1/4 of this entire dish (approx 5 ounces of beef, 1 1/2 cups of vegetables) and is 1 Lean, 3 Green, 3 Condiments servings.

    Chef's Notes:

    *To slice the steak super thin, wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze for 10 minutes. Semi-frozen steak is REALLY easy to cut thinly. And to make it even more tender, slice it across the grain.

    ** Don't like mushrooms? You can omit them and use 3 cups (approx 10 ounces) of peppers instead for the same lean and green counts. Nutritional facts will vary slightly from what is below, however.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

1 - Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

3 - Green

3 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

NA Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.