Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

oh hey girrrl – it’s Super Bowl week!

Yes, the time has come to flood your brain with SB-approved deliciousness.  And no, I’m not trying to completely blow your diet.

I know, you read cheesesteak and automatically think leggings + tunic + hours of gym punishment.

But relax chicks, I’ve got ya covered.  Because this Philly Cheesesteak Crostini is actually mega lean.

You hear me?  Lean!

I swear sista.

I’m on a bit of a fitness kick right now, which basically means I’ve stopped eating 38 cookies a day and not much else has changed.  But hey, progress is slow, right?  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  We took awhile to get to the moon.  Yada yada.

So yeah, I’m kinda sorta maybe trying to be healthier, so I figured I’d drag you along with me.  I feel like I owe you all an apology for my kale atrocity last week (spoiler – it’s actually good), but you guys have been really supportive about how DRAMATIC I am over pretty much anything, so thanks for being great internet friends.

Anyway, where was I?  #MondayBrain


Ahh yes, my loose understanding of the word diet.  I swear five years ago my idea of dieting was hard freakin’ core.  Like, bizarre combinations that went something on the order of an apple, some Wheat Thins, and a Lean Pocket constituted a days worth of eating.  A DAY.  I get hangry just thinking about it.

But as I’ve gotten older and allegedly wiser, I’ve learned that one – this type of “dieting” is horrendous for you, and two – I’m not really willing to give up food.  Which is exactly why I needed to lighten up some tasty Super Bowl eats.  I’m not going to be that chick sipping on a Blueprint cleanse while everyone else eats buffalo wings.


Not to be all “I know you so well” annoying, but I knew you guys would love these.  You’re all enthusiastic about my cheese addiction, you’re always happy when I serve up a meaty dish, and obviously we’re a bunch of carb freaks.  So yeah, this one’s for you, friends.  Easy, low-fat, and protein-packed Super Bowl awesomeness.


Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 35 mins


  • 12 oz Deli Cut Roast Beef (I used Boar's Head)
  • 10 oz French Baguette
  • 2 cups Diced Yellow Onion
  • 1 cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsps Crushed Garlic
  • 1 1/4 tbsps Light Butter
  • Thyme to garnish (optional)


  1. In large skillet saute onions in melted butter over medium heat until lightly caramelized, ~20 minutes.  Remove from flame and allow to cool in skillet till needed.
  2. While onions cook, slice baguette and coat each slice with an even layer of garlic.  Toast slices in the oven at 350F for 6 - 8 minutes until just beginning to brown, then remove and set aside.
  3. When ready, build crostini with a slice of roast beef, a spoonful of onions, and a sprinkling of cheese.  Return to oven at 350F for 6 - 8 minutes until tops have melted, then immediately plate and serve.  Garnish with fresh thyme if desired.

>> 3 crostini = 1 serving

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 241 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 21g


soooo into this.




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27 Responses to “Easy Philly Cheesesteak Crostini”

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 27, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    I’m totally into Philly Cheesesteaks right now, but a low-fat version? Uh-huh, yes please.


    • Christine replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

      exactly! thanks Nicole


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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — January 27, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

    This looks AMAZING! Beautiful work Christine! I love these!


    • Christine replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      thanks Sophia!


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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — January 27, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    Yum! Such a smart and creative little appetizer! And low-fat? That means I can eat like 46 of them, right?! :)


    • Christine replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

      I had abt 18 of them, so I don’t see why not! lol


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    Christina@Asoulfultwist — January 27, 2014 @ 4:27 pm

    Lawd! This looks so dag on good, plus it sounds pretty simple to make this would be perfect for entertaining! My fitness kick is much like yours I cut back to about three cookies a day and start drinking green tea….that’s as far as I take it :/


    • Christine replied: — January 28th, 2014 @ 9:46 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one with a normal idea of dieting!! thanks Christina!


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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — January 27, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    Now this is my kind of Superbowl food. And can definitely use a leaner type of app to stuff my face with. I too am on a diet kick of not eating a million cookies. I even bought a new pair of running shoes, so you know it’s serious. Haha!


    • Christine replied: — January 28th, 2014 @ 9:52 am

      bought myself a new pair of Nikes right after Christmas too! I loved that this felt indulgent without all the guilt, definitely a winner for this Sunday! Thanks Natalie :)


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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — January 27, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    This is an appetizer I definitely cannot pass up! I love crostini and the layer of philly cheesesteak sounds amazing!


    • Christine replied: — January 28th, 2014 @ 9:59 am

      thanks Ashley, it’s definitely not one to pass up!


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    Rachel @the dessert chronicles — January 27, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    YUM! This looks like such an incredible appetizer. I have to make these for my super bowl party. So creative, Christine!


    • Christine replied: — January 28th, 2014 @ 10:18 am

      thanks so much Rachel!


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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 28, 2014 @ 12:22 am

    You’re back! Your beautiful wickedness is shining through again with these appetizers, Christine. Seriously, who doesn’t love Philly Cheesesteak? And, on crostini? Win! Thanks for sharing, girl!


    • Christine replied: — January 28th, 2014 @ 10:29 am

      haha yes I’m here!! thanks so much Stacy, I’m glad you’re digging it!


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    GiGi Eats — January 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    Hey now, if you’re going to eat Philly Cheesesteak, it’s best to eat it open faced and in little bites, just like this! :)


    • Christine replied: — January 28th, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

      I totally agree! thanks Gigi


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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — January 28, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    How did you know I liked cheese steaks so much? You didn’t. I know. But it’s almost as if you could read my mind. Looks amazing Christine!


    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 11:06 am

      we’re just cheesesteak kinda girrrls, ya know? Thanks Mel!


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    Tamara Coleman — January 29, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    I’m hungry and my mouth is now watering! Incredible shots :)


    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 11:09 am

      thanks Tamara!


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    Ashley - Baker by Nature — January 29, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Oh girl! This is SO amazing. I could eat the whole tray!


    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      umm… I totally did? haha thanks Ash!


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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — January 29, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    Love philly cheesesteak! And love that these are low-fat. great pictures too!


    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 11:23 am

      I know, them being lowfat is the best part! Thanks Chelsea!


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    Rachel — February 16, 2014 @ 5:08 am

    Such a good idea to make Philly Steak as a crostini topping – they look fantastic!


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