A Philly cheese steak is a delicious and hearty sandwich filled with thinly sliced steak, grilled onions, and melty provolone cheese. This mouthwatering dish calls for healthy sides to balance out its rich flavor profile. Continue reading to discover the best healthy side dish options to serve with your Philly cheese steaks.
Baked Turmeric Parsnip Fries
Regular French fries are anything but healthy, but making baked parsnip fries to serve with your Philly cheese steak is a very smart choice. These parsnip fries are tossed in avocado oil and seasoned with garlic powder, turmeric, Parmesan cheese, and sea salt. We all know that meat and potatoes will always be a classic combination, but you should definitely try these addicting (and healthy) parsnip fries with your Philly cheese steak.
Super-foods Salad (Costco Copycat)
Kale salad never tasted so good. This super-foods salad recipe includes kale, broccoli, shaved Brussels sprouts, radicchio, cabbage, and walnuts. It also comes with a homemade lemon honey mustard dressing (which includes a dose of chia seeds). Supercharge your Philly cheese steak dish by serving it with this healthy and flavorful side salad.
Baked Zucchini Crisps
This simple side dish will not disappoint. Baked zucchini can be pretty bland, but these baked zucchini crisps aren’t. Each zucchini round is lightly coated in breadcrumbs and seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, and Parmesan cheese. While preparing the zucchini, remember that the thinner you slice them, the crispier they will be. Look no further for an easy yet healthy side dish to serve with Philly cheese steaks.
Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad
Talk about refreshing; this watermelon salad is the perfect healthy summer side dish to serve with Philly cheese steaks! The arugula, watermelon, and feta salad comes together with a homemade citrus vinaigrette dressing that will make your taste buds sing. All you need is fresh orange and lemon juice, minced shallots, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the vinaigrette dressing. Dress the salad just before serving and enjoy every bite of this guilt-free side dish.
Butternut Squash Noodles
Traditional pasta salads are yummy, but if you want to stay healthy, these butternut squash noodles are an excellent pasta alternative to serve with Philly cheese steaks. If you have ever prepared zoodles (zucchini noodles), you also know how to make butternut squash noodles. This healthier version of pasta is topped with caramelized onions, walnuts, Italian parsley, and Parmesan cheese.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Forget plain old roasted vegetables; you have to try these air fryer brussel sprouts. It is easy to prepare and takes less than half an hour to cook. This air fryer recipe tells you how to make a simple balsamic reduction. Once the Brussels sprouts are ready, put them on a serving platter and dress them generously with the balsamic sauce. This Philly cheese steak side dish is a winner in our book.
Lastly, this cabbage salad takes just 15 minutes to throw together. If you need to reduce the prep time, get a coleslaw mix from the store (nobody has to know). This healthy and crunchy salad comes with apples, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, and feta cheese. It comes with a simple vinaigrette consisting of rice vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and oil. Dress the cabbage salad with the vinaigrette just before serving your Philly cheese steaks.
We hope you enjoyed our list of healthy side dish options to serve with Philly cheese steak. These healthy and delicious sides are so much better for you than French fries, potato chips, or pasta salad. If you’re looking to cut the carbs, any of these healthy side dishes are terrific alternatives you can start incorporating into your meals.