This Philly cheesesteak pasta recipe is easy to make in a cast iron skillet. Perfect comfort food for a cold or rainy day.
Who doesn't love a good casserole. They are great comfort food, especially during the winter and also perfect for serving a crowd or bringing to a pot luck dinner.
Recently I found my grandmother's old cast iron skillet. It didn't look very good, so I googled how to care for cast iron, and followed this article on how to bring cast iron back to life.
My husband and I had been talking about a restaurant we used to frequent. They made the most fantastic burgers and skillet meals. I had never tried to make my own skillet meal, so when I got this old cast iron skillet cleaned up, I decided to make a Philly cheesesteak pasta.
Making Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
It has the typical beef, onion, and peppers flavor. However, instead of serving it on a sandwich roll, I'm combining it with a large macaroni pasta noodle.
Also, I used Provolone cheese, instead of the American or processed cheese spread, which you might find in on a typical Philly cheesesteak sandwich. I personally enjoy American cheese from time to time but my husband absolutely hates it. So provolone cheese was a good substitute for us. You could also use mozzarella or other nice melting cheeses.
You could also add mushrooms for a deluxe version of this dish. I'd probably saute the mushrooms with the onion and peppers before adding the meat.
This cast iron skillet pasta turned out really good. That kind of stick to your ribs, comfort food meal that everyone loves. It also tasted good, maybe even better, reheated the next day.
Next, I want to try making a cobbler or cookie pie in this skillet. I'm so glad I found it.
- 1/4 pound dry macaroni, cooked
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 4 ounces Provolone cheese slices (diced)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cook pasta and set aside. Make sure not to over cook.
- In a cast iron skillet saute olive oil, onions and peppers for 2-3 minutes, until just softened.
- Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Stir, browning until no pink is showing.
- Add pasta and stir.
- Add cheese and stir until combined
- Finish by browning the top under the broiler, adding a slice or two of more cheese on top if desired.
- Remove and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 42g