Go Back
+ servings
A stack of steak and cheese quesadillas.

Philly Cheesesteak Quesadilla

This Philly Cheese Steak Quesadilla is everything you love about the classic sandwich in a steak and cheese quesadilla! It's loaded with sauteed onions and peppers, sliced steak, and lots of gooey cheese! I love using leftover steak to make it a 20-minute recipe!
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 509kcal
Author Amy


  • 4 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 whole steak grilled
  • 6 slices provolone cheese


  • Slice peppers and onions into strips. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Add onions and peppers. Saute until crisp-tender. Season with season salt and pepper. Remove vegetables from the skillet and set them aside.
  • While onions and peppers are cooking, slice grilled steak in thin strips or cubes. Set aside. See Notes below for tips on cooking steak.
  • Let the skillet cool a bit. Then return to medium heat (it's important to fry the quesadilla over medium heat so the insides will be done at the same time as the outside). Melt one Tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
  • Start building the steak and cheese quesadilla by adding the layers; tortilla, cheese, steak, onions and peppers, more cheese, and top with a second tortilla.
  • Continue to cook until the bottom of the first tortilla is golden brown. Carefully, flip with a turner and cook until the second tortilla is golden brown. Remove from the skillet. Let sit for a few minutes and cut into wedges!


Steak: I like using ribeye, filet, or sirloin steak. This recipe is really fast and easy if you're using leftover grilled steak. However, you can cook a steak to use in this recipe. Freezing the steak for about an hour makes it easier to slice. Slice thinly. Before sauteing the vegetables, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and steak slices. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until done. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
Options: Mushrooms are a great addition. Saute them with the other vegetables. Philly Cheese Steak Quesadillas are delicious dipped in salsa or topped with sour cream.


Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1313IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 480mg | Iron: 1mg