Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf transforms the beloved flavors of a classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich into a hearty and delicious meatloaf. Packed with sautéed onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and plenty of cheese, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 tablespoon oil: For sautéing the vegetables.
  • 1 onion, diced: Adds sweetness and texture.
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced: Brings a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, diced: Adds earthiness and moisture.
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped: For aromatic depth.
  • 2 pounds ground beef: The base of the meatloaf.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt: To enhance flavors.
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper: Adds a slight kick.
  • 1/2 cup Cheese Whiz (optional): For a gooey, cheesy element.
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce: Provides umami and complexity.
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup: Adds sweetness and tang.
  • 2 eggs: Helps bind the ingredients together.
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (or panko breadcrumbs): For structure; use gluten-free if needed.
  • 4 ounces provolone (optional): Adds a creamy texture and sharp flavor.
  • 8 slices provolone: For topping, melting into a delicious crust.


  1. Preheat and Prep:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. Sauté Vegetables:
    • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion, green bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Mix the Meatloaf:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, Cheese Whiz (if using), Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Add the sautéed vegetables to the bowl. If using, cut the 4 ounces of provolone into small pieces and mix into the meatloaf mixture.
  4. Form and Fill:
    • Transfer half of the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan, pressing down to create an even layer. If desired, create a shallow well along the center and fill it with additional Cheese Whiz or chopped provolone.
    • Cover with the remaining meat mixture, pressing gently to seal the edges and create a uniform loaf.
  5. Top with Provolone:
    • Arrange the slices of provolone cheese on top of the meatloaf, overlapping slightly to cover it completely.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 55-60 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the cheese on top is bubbly and golden.
    • Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This rest period helps the meatloaf firm up, making it easier to slice.
  7. Serve:
    • Slice the Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf and serve warm. It’s delicious on its own or with a side of mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or your favorite salad.


  • Draining Excess Fat: If there’s a lot of fat in the pan during baking, carefully drain it off midway through cooking to prevent the meatloaf from becoming greasy.
  • Customizing: Feel free to customize the meatloaf by adding other ingredients you’d find in a Philly cheesesteak, such as sliced jalapeños for heat or swapping out the cheeses based on preference.

Enjoy your Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf, a comforting and flavorful twist on two classic dishes that’s perfect for any meal.