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Easy Philly Steak and Cheese Fries

Philly Steak and Cheese Fries made with Waffle Cut Fries. This is a tasty appetizer that the whole family will enjoy!

This tasty game day appetizer is full of flavor and easy to make.

Close up of Philly steak and cheese fries in cast iron skillet.

Philly Steak and Cheese Fries

With only 7 ingredients, this flavorful appetizer is not only incredibly easy to make but it's something different and delicious to serve for game day or as a family snack.

Simple Ingredients for a Tasty Appetizer

Waffle fries are easy to find at the grocery store and easy to pop in the oven and let bake. Layer the waffle fries with freshly sliced steak, sliced green pepper and onion, and White American cheese.

That's all you need to have an appetizer that is sure to please.

Cast iron skillet of Philly steak and cheese fries.

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Ingredients in Philly Steak and Cheese Fries

  • Steak – Thinly sliced ribeye or flank steak. More marbling means more flavor!
  • Vegetables- Green pepper and white onion, sliced
  • Seasonings – Garlic salt and ground black pepper
  • White American Cheese- I prefer to use deli-sliced White American cheese vs the processed cheese product. However, presliced cheese will work just as well if preferred.
  • Waffle Cut Fries – You can substitute for regular cut fries but waffle fries make this appetizer fun.
Waffle fry with green pepper, white american cheese, and steak held up by hand.

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How to Make Skillet Philly Steak and Cheese Fries

The first step to making this tasty appetizer is to preheat the oven. To make cleanup simple, use an oven-safe skillet to cook in or set out a 9x9 baking dish to layer the ingredients in before baking if you prefer.

To fry the thinly sliced steak, heat olive oil in the skillet and allow it to get hot before adding the steak.

Once the skillet is nice and hot, add the steak and sprinkle the garlic salt, and ground black pepper to the skillet.

Brown the sliced steak on all sides and transfer it to a dish.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of liquid from the skillet and discard the rest. Return the skillet back to the burner and add the sliced green pepper and onion. Fry the peppers in the skillet until cooked but still crisp.

Once the vegetables are cooked, remove them from the skillet and place a layer of Waffle Cut Fries on the bottom of the skillet.

Layer with the White American cheese, the sliced veggies, and the cooked steak. Repeat the layers and add the remaining cheese on top.

The oven-safe skillet is then placed in the preheated oven and the Philly Steak and Cheese Fries are baked for 22-24 minutes.

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Yield: 6 servings

Easy Philly Steak and Cheese Fries

close up of Philly steak and cheese fries in cast iron skillet

Philly Steak and Cheese Fries made with Waffle Cut Fries, sliced steak, peppers, and cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 lb steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8-10 White American Cheese Slices
  • 20 OZ Waffle Cut Fries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


    1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
    2. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. *
    3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
    4. Add the sliced steak to the skillet.
    5. Sprinkle in the garlic salt and pepper. Stir to coat.
    6. Allow the steak to fry until browned on all sides.
    7. Remove the steak from the skillet and set it aside.
    8. Reserve 1 tablespoon of liquid from the skillet and discard the rest.
    9. Return the skillet to the stove and add the sliced vegetables.
    10. Cook the vegetables in the reserved liquid until the vegetables are cooked but the green pepper slices are still crisp.
    11. Remove the vegetables from the plate and set them aside.
    12. Remove the skillet from the heat and add a layer of Waffle Cut Fries
    13. Place 4 slices of White American cheese on top and a layer of the steak and vegetables.
    14. Repeat the layers and top with the remaining cheese slices.
    15. Place the oven-safe skillet in the oven and bake for 22-24 minutes.


* An oven-safe 9x9 dish can be used in place of an oven-safe skillet when layering the ingredients. Fry the steak and vegetables in the desired skillet before transferring to the oven-safe dish.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 683Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 1265mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 34g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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