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Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip

This Philly Cheese Steak Dip takes all the flavors from a classic cheese steak sandwich and morphs them into a slow cooker party appetizer dipping sauce. Made with to ast beef, bell pepper, mushroom and onion in a mozzarella and cream cheese sauce.

It’s a simple fondue-style party appetizer you can prep ahead of time and enjoy during the Super Bowl.

An overhead shot of a Philly Cheese Steak dip in a slow cookerI’ve been posting a few game day appetizer recipes lately, and today is no exception. This Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip is an essential football party recipe that will keep you satisfied for the long game.

Ingredients for making Philly Cheese Steak Dip

  • Mozzarella: use shredded mozzarella as fresh mozzarella will contain too much liquid and moisture
  • Cream cheese: a good quality cream cheese cut into cubes. This gives a delicious cheesy flavor!
  • Sour cream: tangy and creamy
  • Milk: a good base for the dip and makes it extra creamy
  • Roast beef: deli style roast beef is what I use but you could also use leftover roast beef that you’ve made at home
  • Vegetables: onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions all add incredible flavor and texture to the dip
  • Garlic: a strong and delicious addition that makes a big difference, make sure to use fresh garlic for best results
  • Black Pepper: for seasoning

How to make Philly Cheese Steak Dip in a slow cooker

It really couldn’t be easier to make this game day dip, all you need to do is throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker, cover and let it cook away for a few hours. You can cook it on high for 2 hours or low for 6 hours and it’s done. Serve with bread, crackers or chips and dig in.

Pro tip: I love to serve it in the slow cooker because it stays warm while you serve it plus there’s minimal washing up!

Ingredients on a board for making a Philly Cheese Steak Dip

What is Philly Cheese Steak?

A cheesesteak is a sandwich made from beef that’s thinly sliced and served with melted cheese and veggies on a soft roll. Most commonly it includes green bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms. It’s a popular regional fast food from Philadelphia hence the name Philly Cheese Steak.

Classic Philly cheese steak has been morphed into a slow cooker party appetizer dipping sauce. All the main ingredients like roast beef, green bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms are added to a cheesy base in a slow cooker.

This sauce is soooo cheesy, and not in a made-for-tv kind of way. Melted cheese and cream cheese, with a bit of milk and sour cream, forms a thick sauce for the rest of the Philly cheese steak ingredients. This cheese sauce pairs perfectly with a wine of course.

In essence, it’s a fondue dipped with bread or crackers for a unique and flavorful snack. Once prepared, keep it in the slow cooker on warm the entire game for an always saucy snack.

Why do wine and cheese pair so well together?

Cheese contains oily fats…which is why it tastes so good. It gives a slick feel to the mouth. Astringents found in tannins (wine) gives an opposite rougher mouthfeel. The balance of sensations evens out into a harmonious experience.

Astringents have a lasting effect that builds over time during a meal. This is why a few sips of wine will compliment each bite you take. Read more in detail in the LiveScience article.

A hand dunking a cracker into a Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak dip

Tips for making Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip

  • If you find the dip it too thick, thin it out by adding more milk.
  • To make it thicker, add flour 1-tablespoon at a time.
  • Serve warm and leave the slow cooker on warm setting to keep cheese melted, the dip is best served warm.
  • Mozzarella can also be substituted for shredded cheddar
  • Add spices, herbs or red pepper flakes as desired for extra flavor

Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip at-a-glance

Flavor profiles: Rich, savory sauce that tastes like a Philly cheese steak
Texture: Thick creamy and perfect dipping sauce consistency
Dietary options/substitutions: The dip is gluten-free so use GF bread if needed. Omit roast-beef for a vegetarian option

 

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Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Philly cheese steak as a slow cooker fondue style party appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Philly Cheese Steak, slow cooker dip, slow cooker steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Calories 251kcal
Servings 5 -6 cups
Author: Matt Ivan
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ½ 8-ounce packages cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 6- ounces deli-style roast beef, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir to combine and cover. 
  • Cook on high heat for up to 2 hours, or low for 6 hours. Stir again once cooked. The dipping sauce is ready when all cheese is melted.
  • Serve over, or dip with, toasted bread, crackers or chips. Leave the slow cooker on warm setting to keep cheese melted while serving.

Notes

  • If you find the dip it too thick, thin it out by adding more milk.
  • To make it thicker, add flour 1-tablespoon at a time.
  • Serve warm and leave the slow cooker on warm setting to keep cheese melted, the dip is best served warm.
  • Mozzarella can also be substituted for shredded cheddar
  • Add spices, herbs or red pepper flakes as desired for extra flavor
  • The dip is gluten-free so use GF bread if needed. Omit roast-beef for a vegetarian option
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 952mg41%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 36.9mg45%
Calcium 373mg37%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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24 Comments

    1. Hi Michael. I wouldn’t suggest cooking raw meat with the cheese sauce. You could ribeye cook however you prefer then chop and substitute at the end!

      1. That is sort of what I was thinking. Because I can’t imagine deli meat does much to impart flavor through the cooking process anyway.. So i figure adding real steak at the end (possibly with some of the grease for flavor) could work alright?

  1. 5 stars
    Yowza! You always create yummy dishes, and I love the wine pairing. It definitely helps! I am not a huge fan of roast beef which of course is the heart of Philly Cheesesteak, but my husband will LOVE this recipe. Would including a different meat that I enjoy be a total travesty? =) I am enjoying following your foodie adventures!

  2. Oh yes. Yesyesyesyesyes. This will be made in my house for football viewing parties (or a Tuesday night) for SURE. The only thing I have to change is the color of the peppers–the green ones and I don’t get along. But DANG, this looks incredible!

    1. Haha that’s totally fine Dee Dee. I like green bell peppers in certain dishes but generally prefer the warm colored ones too. You could totally sub them out! Thanks and enjoy!

  3. 5 stars
    I literally cannot wait to try this. I have just discovered that my family is crazy about dips, if you have seen on my blog, I’ve had several dips going out! I would love to try this now!

    1. I haven’t but will check it out Shadi! I’ve been doing a couple lately and have a skillet dip posting next week. Just kinda happened schedule-wise. Thanks!

  4. Mmmm looks yammi! And good quality pictures, by the way. Adding to my recipe book, was looking for a good recipy of Philly Cheese steak dip for a long time. Very straightforward and takes away half work by using a Crock Pot.
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much Anna! Hope you enjoy! This one is way easy and definitely set and forget and you don’t have to be careful about burning cheese while melting.

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