Philly Cheese Pasta #onepotmeal

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It’s no secret that I love a one pot meal, especially on a weeknight. I also love to make classic food combinations and flavor profiles into pasta and/or rice dishes. I was able to both of these things with one recipe. I’m calling it Philly Cheese Pasta. And the only complaint I got about this one was – “You didn’t make enough!”

Philly Cheese Pasta

For the pasta in this I decided to try out some Bucatini for the first time. I kept seeing it in other recipes and dishes and hearing the rave reviews of it. I finally saw it in my own grocery and decided to give it a go! Bucatini is very similar to a thick spaghetti, except that it has a hollow center. A small hole down the middle of the pasta that makes it perfect for a one pot dish like this. This allows the creamy sauce and yummy flavors to really coat the whole noodle – for an epic flavor.

Philly Cheese Pasta

I went with the classic Philly cheesesteak flavors on this recipe – green bell peppers, white onions, baby bella mushrooms and provolone cheese. I went with ground beef instead of steak because I didn’t want it to get tough while the noodles cooked. I did go with steak seasoning flavors so that you get that flavor of the steak. You could replace the seasonings I added with your favorite steak seasoning blend, if you like.

Philly Cheese Pasta

When I was making this, I kept thinking it was going to be too much. My 3 teenage sons and 6foot4 husband showed me I was very wrong. There were no leftovers and they all wanted more, so I think it’s safe to say it was a successful one pot wonder!

Philly Cheese Pasta

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Philly Cheese Pasta

The delicious flavors of a philly cheese steak all in a one pot pasta dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bell peppers, ground beef, ground beef recipes, heavy cream, mushrooms, onions, Pasta, provolone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • ½ Medium White Onion sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper sliced
  • 8 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 qt Beef Broth
  • 2 lb Long Pasta bucatini or spaghetti
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 8 slices Provolone Cheese cut into quarters


  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add beef, salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic, chili powder and thyme. Cook and crumble until no long pink.
  • Add onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. Stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes. Then add beef broth and bring just to a boil.
  • Add pasta and stir to submerge. Reduce heat to medium and cover pan. Let cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cover and stir in heavy cream and cheese pieces. Replace cover and let cook for 10 minutes more.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

9 thoughts on “Philly Cheese Pasta #onepotmeal

  1. What a great idea!! I love seeing variations of classic dishes. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

  2. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This looks yummy!

  3. Oh my goodness Estelle. You really caught my eye. This sounds fantastic. I’m bookmarking so that I can try this. I can’t wait.
    Visiting today from Inspire Me Monday #15&17

  4. I love a one-pot meal and this one looks yummy. I have this in my meal planning rotation for next week because I know my hubby will love it. Thanks for sharing at #omhgww. See you next week. Pinned and Tweeted.

  5. I made this for me and hubby tonight and he said it was “freakin’ amazing”. He loved it!!!!! This makes a HUGEEEEEE pot full and definitely gave just the two of us some leftovers. I ended up using two cups of heavy cream because my beef broth evaporated so quickly. It turned out perfectly. He’s not a man that raves about new recipes often…. kinda a creature of habit! So it blew me away when he was raving about this one. Thanks so much for adding a new one to our dinner rotation!!!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thank you so very much for sharing your feedback on this recipe! I love to here that my recipes make people so happy.

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