Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies

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Your whole family will be crazy for these Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies.

pork and melted cheese hoagie cut in half and stacked on top of each other. added bell peppers and onions in the hoagie. displayed on a white plate

I’ve always loved a good Philly cheese steak sandwich, but sometimes I’ve had enough of eating red meat.  I have a solution!  I’ve discovered that you can use pork in place of beef and it makes a fabulous, warm hoagie.  I served these pork and melted cheese hoagies for dinner the other night and the boys in my house gave them the major two-thumbs-up.  

chopped and seasoned pork on a cutting board

How to make Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies:

A hoagie turns out best when you use thin slices of meat.  It’s easy enough to cut the pork sirloin into thin slices because it’s so tender.  Just use a good, sharp knife. The pieces of pork are lightly seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.

pork and melted cheese being cooked in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Then the seasoned pork is quickly sautéed and mixed with cheese to create a wonderful filling for your sandwiches.

pork and melted cheese hoagies on a white serving platter

My son likes his hoagie plain. And they’re perfectly good plain!

pork and melted cheese hoagie with added bell peppers and onions on a white plate

My husband and I prefer to stuff ours with plenty of sautéed peppers and onions.

We all loved trying the pork in place of beef for once.  And you can get these pork and melted cheese hoagies on the table for dinner in just 30 minutes.  These are seriously the best hoagies ever!

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Here are a few more hoagie recipes you might enjoy:

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Pork and Melted Cheese Hoagies

Nice sandwich recipe!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 789kcal
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Keyword hoagies, melted cheese, pork, sandwiches,



  • 24 ounces boneless pork loin or pork tenderloin, trim fat, and cut into very thin, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 4 French Rolls
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 8 slices white American cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.


  • Place the chopped pork in a bowl. Combine the seasonings, and then sprinkle the seasonings over the pork and toss to coat. Set aside.


  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Swirl in tablespoon of oil and add the onion and bell peppers.  Sauté until the peppers are softened and the onions are golden- 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Butter the rolls and place them butter-side-up on a baking sheet.  Heat in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the rolls begin to crisp on the edges. Watch closely- you don't want them to burn!
  • Heat a second skillet over medium-high heat.  Swirl in a tablespoon of oil and add the pork.  Cook the pork in the pan until cooked through on both sides- stirring as needed to move the pork around.  Spoon the pork into a bowl.  Wipe out the pan.  Move the pork back into the pan and turn heat to medium.  Cover the pork with the American cheese and sprinkle the Parmesan on top.  Cover the pan and let the cheese melt.  When all is melted, stir the pork with the cheese.


  • Divide the pork and cheese mixture between the four toasted rolls.  Top with onion and peppers.  Eat!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 789kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 1574mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1842IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 546mg | Iron: 12mg
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  • Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures wrote:

    What a delicious looking hoagie! I think I’d prefer mine with onions and peppers too!

  • Jessica – The Novice Chef wrote:

    These look so good and cheesy! I know my husband would be all over this for dinner!

  • Michelle | A Latte Food wrote:

    This hoagie looks so delish! I don’t think I would ever get tired of this recipe!

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

    Hoagie perfection!!  Great weeknight dinner idea!!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles wrote:

    Cheesy hoagies are such a fun comfort food. Love these with the easy seasoned pork!

  • Sabrina wrote:

    This looks like a delicious sandwich! My husband would love this!

  • Naomi wrote:

    I’ve got to make these for Matt and the boys!

  • Matt wrote:

    My boys would go crazy for these!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    Big YES to this idea! I’ll always take pork over any other meat!

  • Michelle @ The Complete Savorist wrote:

    I also enjoy a good Philly cheese steak sandwich. I like the idea of using pork for the protein. Your pictures make me want to have a cheesesteak right now. 

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef wrote:

    I love Smithfield! These hoagies look awesome! I have to make these soon!

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    Can’t go wrong with a melted hoagie! All that pork! Yes please.

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl wrote:

    This couldn’t be any easier or more delicious!! I love easy dinner ideas like this!

  • Kate | HappyForks.com wrote:

    I always thought pork was counted as a red meat. It seems to be correct taking into consideration nutritional properties of pork, however a common definition classifies it as a white meat as often.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Aw yes, well… I suppose it’s red before cooking.  I meant that I get tired of eating beef- which is typically referred to as red meat.  Pork is a nice alternative!