Nik’s Cheesesteak Ramekin

I know. Ok? I KNOW. I do. I know.

Some of you live alone. Some of you have families who hear healthy and say “[BLEEP] no!” And so with many of my recipes you make them and you have a WHOLE lotta food left. What can I say? I blog my truth and my truth is that I’ve always had two other mouths to feed (and very often the occasional adopted, hungry drifter).

This time I’m going to give you an individual recipe. It is small. It is fast to make. It only requires a few ingredients. But here’s the “catch.” It’s friggin’ DELICIOUS! So don’t be surprised if those same people you struggled to feed before try to swoop in and steal this. And don’t blame me! After all, it’s easy enough to make another one, right?

Nik’s Cheesesteak Ramekin
Makes 1 serving


  • 2 oz. thin-sliced deli roast beef (you can go for low-sodium if you need), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of finely diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced green peppers (if you can do them)
  • A few slices of mushroom (if you like mushrooms)
  • 1 Laughing Cow Light French Onion-flavored cheese wedge
  • 1 slice of reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • Any condiments you used to love on your steak sub
  • A three-ounce ramekin
Spray down a pan with nonstick and let it get  hot. Add onions, mushrooms and peppers and sautee about a minute.
Add the beef and sautee that until either warmed through (if you are new out and/or have a sensitive pouch) or crispy (if you, like me, have an Iron Pouch).
This flavor added a LOT of flavor to my beef/veggie mixture
Turn off the heat in the pan and drop the Laughing Cow cheese wedge right on top of your steaming hot meat mixture and allow it to soften. Then mash it through the mixture (it doesn’t really melt into stuff but you can mash and mix).
Next add any condiments you like directly to the meat mixture. I just wanted ketchup so that’s all I added.
Place the mixture in your ramekin and top with a slice of provolone. Then stick the whole thing in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds to melt the cheese.
And voila! A cheesesteak sub. No bread. In a ramekin. In a size that does not make you want to cry.
…my work is done here…

One comment

  1. This is the best recipe ever!! It is sweet, simple and serves a great purpose. I had it for dinner last night and tonight. Thanks for sharing. My best friend made it for herself tonight and she is not even a bariatric patient. The small, just for me portion is just what I needed. I wonder what else I can make in my rameskin bowls?