Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese

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This Philly Cheesesteak Mac n’ Cheese is a fun spin on the classic dish, incorporating two favorites into one!

Ok, so here we go.

This is my first full “dinner” post that I have ever done on Cookies and Cups!



Kinda nervous that you guys want all sweets all the time from me, but I have been at it for a bunch of years now and decided to try something different.

Clearly I’m still going to stick mostly to desserts…it’s what I do.  But I thought sharing some of my families most favorite meals every now and then with you as well might be a welcome change.

You think?


This first dish is a go big or go home kinda thing.

It’s Philly Cheesesteak Mac’ Cheese.  Two guy busters in one place.

But combining the two makes for a really lovely and filling meal.

I’ll be honest, my kids pick out the onions and peppers…because kids are weird.

And you could totally leave out the Cheesesteak portion of this altogether and have a creamy plain mac n’ cheese dinner on its own.

This recipe makes a deliciously smooth mac n’ cheese…basically like a “Shells and Cheese” kinda thing without the Velveeta.

Totally try it!

Philly Cheesesteak Mac N' Cheese | www.cookiesandcups.comOk, first get to chopping your onions.

And you peppers…

Philly Cheesesteak Mac N' Cheese | www.cookiesandcups.comYou’ll want to cook them up good.  I don’t like onions that crunch, so I cooked and cooked these until nary a crunch could be found.

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Next I sliced up some Roast Beef I got from the deli counter at the store…

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And added that into the cooked onions and peppers until they were heated through…

Philly Cheesesteak Mac N' Cheese | www.cookiesandcups.comThen I went ahead and cooked my pasta.

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While the pasta is cooking I made the cheese sauce.

It’s 2 eggs, some evaporated milk, seasoned salt…

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Provolone cheese..this is a cheesesteak pasta after all…

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And of course cheddar.

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Whisk that up over medium heat until it nice and melted and thick.

Philly Cheesesteak Mac N' Cheese | www.cookiesandcups.comAs soon as it’s melted add your cooked pasta.

I mean seriously….

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And finally grab your reserved onions, peppers and roast beef and add that right in…Philly Cheesesteak Mac N' Cheese | www.cookiesandcups.comStir until evenly combined and dig in!

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This recipe is a keeper for sure!


Philly Cheesesteak Mac N’ Cheese
Serves 6
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, sliced
  • ½ lb - ¾ lb of roast beef. sliced into small pieces
  • 10 oz shell pasta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup provolone, grated or thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  1. Put a large pot of water onto boil for pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat and saute onions and peppers until onions are translucent and there is no more crunch, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add sliced roast beef and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Water should be boiling by now. Add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package directions.
  5. Reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  6. In a large Dutch Oven or saucepan whisk together eggs, evaporated milk, seasoned salt and both cheeses over medium heat. Continue whisking until cheese is melted and mixture is thick.
  7. Add pasta into cheese mixture. Add reserved pasta water a few tablespoons at a time until mixture reaches desired consistency. Discard any remaining pasta water.
  8. Stir in onions, pepper and roast beef, coating with cheese mixture, stirring until evenly combined.
  9. Serve immediately.
recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine



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I’m drooling so hardcore over this! I need to make it ASAP. I’m totally okay with it if you cover savory recipes too if they’re going to be like this 😉


I think this looks totally awesome and my opinion is, “you go girl”, for putting out a savory recipe! After all, it’s your blog.

I’ve been learning to decorate cookies but I add other recipes that I like to my blog once in a while because, as I’ve said on there, I don’t ONLY decorate cookies!. Your blog is so great anyway, that I think anything you put here we will all love!


Belinda @themoonblushbaker

I love when sweet blogs give savoury recipes! I think we need to not pigeon hole bloggers in to food categories. After all food is delicious right?

I am learning to cook myself, so this recipe is a great help to me. Seriously love the idea and I can not wait to try it dinner this week!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

Oooh, I’m loving this version of mac and cheese!!!

Jessica @ Rhythms of Grace

Looks amazing! Thanks for posting! I have to admit, cheese comes in a very close second to sweets, so I’m sure a lot of us sweet-tooths will love this post as well as your future dinner posts!


Can you say YUM!!! I love seeing variety every once in awhile from blogs usually dedicated to a specific thing! Plus I absolutely love Philly cheesesteaks!! A++++


What an awesome way to do mac and cheese! Love it!


Wow! That looks soooo good! I’ve never made mac and cheese with eggs in the sauce before. Must try this one! Love a savory recipe now and then…I mean we all have to eat “regular” food not just dessert, right? Thanks, Shelly!


Wow, that looks so creamy and good!


i think people are going to embrace your savory side!!!!!! love this cheesy dish

Glory/ Glorious Treats

Look amazing Shelly! I’ll look forward to a few dinners from you now and then!


Incredible!! You can do it all and do it good!!


I’m not surprised this recipe is a keeper! I can’t wait to try it.

Holly K

I love your blog whether you’re posting savory or sweets. And if this recipe is any indication of the savory recipes to come, YES PLEASE. 🙂


Love this!!! So glad you’re sharing savory recipes!!


Love this, Shelly! Looking forward to your dinner recipes!

I make something similar to this and it’s a serious favorite. So good! I’ll have to try your version!

Heather @ Curly Girl Kitchen

Homemade mac n cheese is the best! Looks wonderful. 🙂

bridget {bake at 350}

Love a mix of the savory with the sweet! Can’t wait to see more, Shelly!


What the heck! This looks amazing!


I’m making this tonight for my son’s birthday dinner. He saw me reading your blog and requested it for his ‘special meal’. So looking forward to it… and I think you have a great blog and should post whatever you desire!


I so can’t wait to try this recipe. Bring on the dinners, appetizers, soups, etc. whatever you make – if it’s half as good as your sweets – we will all be in heaven – fat and happy. Thanks for all you do for your blog.

Siretha Bell

Mac & Cheesey goodness, plan on making both styles


I can’t wait to make this and it seems so simple!!!

Coco in the Kitchen

I have a mean cold right now
would love a nice bowl of this for dinner tonight!

Do you deliver? 🙂


This looks delicious! I also agree that you should share what ever recipe you want, you never disappoint!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

I’m excited to see some ‘comfort food’ over here too! If I add peppers and onions and beef, maybe I can *finally* get James to eat mac and cheese. Probably not, but then it’s just more for me, right?


Oh yum! That looks absolutely delicious.
Love the idea of adding steak, makes it even more indulgent. The ultimate comfort food!

{Teffy’s Perks} X

Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion

I just made Mac and Cheese, I wish I had seen this first. I love that you used shells, they are my favorite

Shashi @

What an AWESOME first meal dish!
My daughter would love this – I haven’t tried using evaporated milk in my mac n cheese before – gotta try it! Thanks for sharing!


Can’t wait too make this! Looks delicious and so comforting!


Brilliant concept! I am going to try this with the kiddos. Please keep the meals coming- what good is dessert to top off a meal if you don’t have the meal to begin with 🙂


I just like reading anything you write, sweet or savory 🙂


I’m so making this tomorrow =)


I made this tonight, and it was delicious, but my cheese sauce was a bit grainy. Any idea why that would happen? Thanks!


I think your recipe and although I am a baker too we do have to have meals first. This mac and cheesecake sounds great and I am so trying it. Thank you


Hi Shelly,

Greetings from Singapore!

May I check with you if I may switch evaporated milk to buttermilk for this recipe?

Thanks to advise 🙂

Kristie W.

This looks so good!! Hoping to try it soon.


I’ve sat here at my keyboard for a few minutes trying to come up with the best way to say something without it sounding mean. I’m not trying to be mean. I’m from Philly. The only ingredient in this recipe that you find in a Philly Cheesesteak is the onions. And even they’re an optional item. It’s kind of like calling this Welsh Rarebit because it has Cheddar Cheese in it. I’m sure it’s delicious but it’s not in any way related to a Philly Cheesesteak. And that’s sad…. :'(