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Air Fryer Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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Air Fryer Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers gives you that classic Philly Cheesesteak but without all the heavy carbs from bread. 

Philly Cheesesteaks are always welcome in our home. There is something about the onions and peppers next to that juicy meat. It works. So I wanted to create a lighter version while I am watching my carbs. 

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Air Fryer Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Let me walk you through how to make this tasty and savory weeknight dinner your whole family can enjoy! Try my low carb pizza stuffed peppers if you are wanting even more pepper recipes. 

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What Color Of Peppers Should I Use For Stuffed Peppers

You can use any color of bell pepper. The red, yellow and orange all offer a sweeter taste to them. Green is going to offer a more savory take. 

So mix and match or use whatever bell pepper you prefer the most. Traditionally you will see green bell peppers are used with cheesesteak. 

What to Serve With Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

  • Crunchy and Crisp Salad
  • Side of toasted hoagie bread 
  • Vegetable Side 
  • Or eat alone 

This dish is pretty all-in-one but feel free to pair any of your favorite sites with this recipe. We generally eat them as they are, and skip adding sides in. 

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Do You Cook The Meat Before Stuffing The Peppers 

Yes. You want to cook your meat mixture before you go and stuff the peppers. Cooking the peppers in the Air Fryer is mainly to melt the cheese and slightly soften the pepper. If you used raw meat the mixture would still be raw once the cooking time was up. 

Can You Reheat Stuffed Peppers 

Of course. Toss in the microwave for a quick reheat or opt to toss them in the oven. Warm the peppers up until they are fully warmed inside and out. If you are worried about the cheese over-cooking, place aluminum foil over the peppers in a pan when you go to bake in the oven. 

Can You Freeze Stuffed Peppers 

You can freeze this recipe. The one thing you want to make sure to be aware of is that when you go to thaw your peppers they will have a softer texture. As the peppers thaw, they soften a lot more. The flavor will still be tasty, but they will offer a different texture. 

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What Type of Meat Do You Use Use For Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers 

Traditionally you reach for steak that is thinly sliced. But, ground beef has become another popular meat that you can use in stuffed peppers and still get that Philly flavor. You just want to reach for a really thin steak or cooked ground beef for this recipe. Drain off any excess fat from the ground beef. 

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Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. 

Air Fryer Philly Cheesecake Stuffed Peppers
Yield: 6

Air Fryer Philly Cheesecake Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 3 bell peppers, halved, seeded and ribs removed any color
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound steak such as flank, rib eye or sirloin very thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


    1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 355 degrees.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
    3. Add the onions to the pan and cook until onions have softened.
    4. Add the mushrooms and cook until vegetables are browned and tender.
    5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    6. Season the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Add the steak to the pan and cook until just done.
    8. Place one slice of cheese inside each pepper half, then fill each pepper with the cheesesteak mixture.
    9. Place another slice of cheese on top of each pepper.
    10. Bake for the peppers for about 10-15 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and melted.
    11. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


For larger air fryers you can double the recipe to feed more people

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 554Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 142mgSodium 603mgCarbohydrates 9gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 44g

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