Crockpot Philly Cheesesteaks make a great meal perfect for busy weeknights or when the big game is on!

Tender beef and onions, and with melted provolone cheese (bell peppers are optional) all come together in the slow cooker.

With all the flavors of our favorite Cheesesteak sandwich everyone raves about this recipe!

Three Slow Cooker Cheesesteaks in a tray

What is a Philly Cheesesteak?

We’ve all seen a version of this recipe, with Whiz, with peppers (or without). According to Philadelphia’s official tourism site, the Philly cheesesteak was invented in 1930.

The combination of thinly sliced steak, melted cheese, and onions in a hoagie roll is just too irresistible.

Bell Peppers?

Not traditional but still delicious! A cheesesteak is sometimes served with bell peppers and often served without.  We love the flavor so we add them in.

Not a fan? Leave them out!

Cheesesteak ingredients in a slow cooker

Ingredients & Variations

BEEF The best beef for the crock pot is a cut that becomes perfectly tender when slow slow-cooked in the crockpot.

A beef roast or a chuck or pot roast is just right (and the same cut I use in French dip sandwiches). It makes savory and extra tender slices of meat for Philly cheesesteaks with minimal effort.

CHEESE Traditionally, a Philly cheesesteak is topped with provolone, Cheez Whiz, or American cheese but nowadays you can use almost any cheese you wish! Try melting on mozzarella, cheddar, or havarti for a change.

BUNS Hoagie or sub buns are the best options for this sandwich! They are hearty and hold up well under the weight of this hearty sandwich.

Don’t have time to grab those buns? You could serve mini cheesesteak sliders on dinner rolls or even make a sandwich with a classic loaf of bread in a pinch.

Slow cooker cheesesteak ingredients in the crockpot

How To Make Philly Cheesesteaks in the Slow Cooker

The best cheesesteak sandwich is easy to prepare. Just pop in the slow cooker and let it cook away!

  1. Season, brown the beef, and place in the crockpot (per recipe below).
  2. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low, adding bell peppers in the last 45 minutes if desired.
  3. Remove the beef and slice thinly against the grain and return to the crockpot (or shred if you prefer).
  4. Assemble sandwiches and bake until the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately for the best results and the most delicious flavor!

Close up of a prepared cheeseteak sandwich

Perfect Sides

Philly cheesesteaks are great with oven-baked french fries, or this broccoli pasta salad is fit for a crowd, give it a try here!

Make ahead sides:

Sandwiches Best Served Hot

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Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Recipe - Tender beef and onions snuggled in a roll make the perfect easy meal.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 rolls
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  • 2 lb beef roast chuck or pot roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ½ oz beef broth low sodium
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 10 ½ oz French onion soup canned
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 bell peppers sliced (yellow, red or green), optional
  • 8 oz sliced provolone or American cheese
  • 8 hoagie or sub rolls


  • Season beef with salt & pepper. Heat olive oil over medium high heat and brown beef on all sides. Place in the slow cooker.
  • Add broth to the pan scraping up any brown bits. Add to the slow cooker with onions, onion soup, soy sauce, and garlic.
  • Cook on low 8 hours adding peppers during last 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Open sub rolls top with cheese on each side. Bake about 5 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Top with beef and peppers.


Note: If you prefer softer onions, add them along with the beef. If you prefer your onions to be slightly firmer, add them during the last 45 minutes of cook time.
Browning the beef before placing in the slow cooker is optional but adds extra flavor.
Beef can be sliced or pulled.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 350 | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 2186mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 13mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
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  1. My kids liked it. My husband and I felt like we were eating leftover roast repurposed. I think it’s the French onion soup in it. We like roast, just not what we were thinking the flavor would be. Though, in hindsight, we should have. Haha. It’s definitely a kid pleaser though! I normally make cheesesteaks just in the pan. I might switch up the cut or even use ground beef if I make it again and remove about half of the French onion soup. Overall still good!3 stars

  2. This recipe was very good. I used a small sirloin tip roast (cap removed) which I was able to get on sale, just the right size for my husband and myself. I did salt & pepper the roast and browned it before putting in the crockpot. I often skip this step, but it really does make a difference. I added both sliced onions and peppers right away, along with 1 can of beef consommé, 1 can French onion soup mix and minced garlic. I did not add soy sauce as I felt the soups had enough salt in them. About 5 hours into cooking I checked the roast & veggies and decided the peppers were quite soft and not as flavourful as I wanted, so added more. In total I cooked on low for 8 hours. I didn’t feel like running to the store just for rolls, so used the bread I already had, placing some leftover cheese slices from the holidays and broiled for a very short time. We used a fork & knife to eat the open face sandwiches. I will make again, though next time will follow the instructions to add the peppers the last 45 minutes. The colour, texture and flavour were much better with those I added later. I noticed that many people asked about using Lipton onion soup mix instead of the canned French onion soup. If you are planning ahead to make this, I would recommend buying & using the French onion soup. As soon as I opened the can I could tell how much flavour this was going to add just by the texture and colour. It is a much more pleasant flavour than a dried onion soup mix.4 stars

    1. I haven’t tried it cooking this in an Instant Pot Clark. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  3. I never leave reviews but with this one, i HAD to. I actually have my own recipe for philly cheesesteaks (not crock pot) but since i work evenings, I’m always trying to find crockpot recipes to make dinner easy for my family. I was AMAZED at how delicious this was! Honestly ill probably end up making this more often than my own! I added mushrooms at the same time the peppers were added, because i love mushrooms in my philly cheesesteak but that was the only difference i made and I’ve made several more sandwiches from the leftover meat. What a delicious recipe!5 stars

    1. Hi Samantha, we have only made this recipe as listed. But it should work well with stew meat as well. I would cook it for approximately the same length of time.

  4. I don’t have French onion soup and my store is out. Can I just double the beef broth instead or skip the soup all together?

    1. You could omit it, or add a little powdered onion soup mix, or some beef bouillon. Enjoy Liv!

    1. Hi Amanda, for this recipe we use a canned French Onion Soup. If using the dry soup noodle packets you may want to prepare 10 ½ ounces to use in this recipe.

  5. Hi,

    I’m making this now and I don’t have the onion soup in the can but I have the dry pack. Would that be ok to use?