Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

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Philly Cheesesteak Pizza – a fun twist on a classic, Philly Cheesesteak sandwich in pizza form! Homemade pizza crust with a white garlic sauce, sliced steak along with peppers, onions, and mushrooms!

I love Philly Cheesesteaks in just about any form! It can be these fun Philly Cheesesteak Sliders or even a homemade Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. I know they aren’t necessarily traditional, but they are delicious.

Everyone loves a good pizza night, but homemade pizza night is so much better than delivery. And this cheesesteak pizza is a whole new level of deliciousness!

slice of pizza on baking tray

 

Pizza crust is what makes for a good pizza, and what makes people hesitant to make pizza at home. Lots of grocery stores sell balls of fresh dough that you can use, or my favorite No Knead Pizza Dough is a great homemade version you can make in just minutes at home.

You really can use any pizza dough that you like, you can even go to your favorite pizza place and ask if you can buy a ball of dough. Many places will sell you dough for very cheap, you just have to ask!

ingredients for cheesesteak pizza

What You’ll Need

  • Pizza Crust
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Black Pepper
  • Ribeye Steak
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Mozzarella Cheese
sprinkling cheese on pizza

I like to use my Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce as the base for this sauce, but if you want to make it faster and easier a shortcut of store bought Alfredo sauce works great! You just want a white sauce that doesn’t over power the steak and veggies.

If you have ever tried my Roasted Garlic White Chicken Pizza, this is the same sauce you use there.

looking down on cheesesteak pizza sliced on baking tray

How To Make Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

  1. The first thing you need to do is roast a head of garlic to make your sauce. You can follow all the tips and tricks on this How To Roast Garlic post.
  2. After the garlic is roasted you can make the sauce by sautéing a little bit of butter with the mashed garlic. Stir in the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese salt and black pepper and simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Once that is done, set it aside until you are ready to make your pizza.
  3. Next up is to make your crust. If you are following my crust recipe you mix together warm water, sugar and yeast to let it bloom for 5 minutes, then mix everything together and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  4. While the yeast is blooming and you are resting the dough prep everything else. Slice your mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. Also thinly slice your steak.
  5. Season your steak with salt and pepper and sear in a large hot skillet for about 3 minutes per side until it is cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. You can also sauté your veggies if you like or add them to the pizza raw. It really just depends how cooked and soft you like them. I like to cook my onions and mushrooms for about 5 minutes ahead of time, just to get them a little softer and so they don’t lose as much liquid on the pizza.
  7. Once the dough is ready, divide it in 2 and roll into about a 12 inch circle on a large baking sheet that is greased and dusted with cornmeal.
  8. Use a fork to poke holes in the dough and bake for about 5 minutes. This will get you a crispier crust and the dough won’t puff up as much while it bakes.
  9. After 5 minutes, remove from the oven and spread the sauce over the dough. Arrange the cooked steak as well as your veggies over the pizza. Sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Put back in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden and the crust is crispy.
  11. Remove and slice to serve.
piece of pizza on a white plate

I realize the instructions look like a lot, but this really isn’t that much work to make! You can make the sauce ahead of time and have in the fridge waiting for you. If you use store bought pizza crust, that takes out most of the work right there!

This cheesesteak pizza is a great use for any leftover steak you have! All you have to do is thinly slice and add to the pizza. The time in the oven will warm it up, so you don’t even need to heat it before making the pizza.

baked philly cheesesteak pizza on baking sheet

Recipe Tips

  • Use a little help from the store if you are short on time. Most grocery stores sell homemade pre-made crust in the deli area of the store.
  • This is a great use for leftover steak. Just thinly slice and add to your pizza.
  • Par-bake the pizza crust. This really helps to give you a crispier crust. All that means is you bake the crust for a few minutes before adding the toppings. A simple step, but you get a much sturdier, and crispier crust.
  • Slightly freeze your steak to get thin slices of meat. If you have a thawed steak, put it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before slicing. This solidifies it just enough that you can very easily make super thin slices of meat. And for this, the thinner the slices the easier it is to eat.
  • Use whatever veggies you like. I realize that mushrooms and bell peppers might not be traditional to a Philly Cheesesteak, but I think they taste good so I use them. If you don’t like them, leave them off. I used a red bell pepper because I like the taste better, but you can use green or any other color you like.
  • Go crazy with the cheese. I used Mozzarella for this, but you can use provolone a mix of cheddar and Mozzarella, Jack Cheese or whatever you like.
close up sliced philly cheesesteak pizza

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Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

By Erin
Philly Cheesesteak Pizza – a fun twist on a classic, Philly Cheesesteak sandwich in pizza form! Homemade pizza crust with a white garlic sauce, sliced steak along with peppers, onions, and mushrooms!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

Pizza Crust

  • 1 cup warm water, 105º – 110º F
  • 1 package, 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Roasted Garlic White Sauce

  • 8 cloves roasted garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Toppings

  • 6 oz ribeye, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • cornmeal for dusting

Instructions 

To Make Roasted Garlic Sauce

  • In a small saucepan heat butter over medium heat to melt. Add roasted garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Pour in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to assemble pizza.

To Make Pizza Crust

  • Stir together yeast, sugar and 1 cup of water water. Let rest for about 5 minutes until the mixture starts to foam up.
  • Whisk together flour and sugar.
  • Pour in yeast mixture and olive oil and stir until it forms a dough.
  • Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

Get Pizza Toppings Ready

  • Thinly slice steak and season with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Cook for about 3 minutes per side until it is browned and cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • Thinly slice your peppers, onions, and mushrooms. If you want to sauté them for a few minutes to start them cooking, you can do this now. This is completely optional.

Make Pizza

  • Preheat oven to 425º F. Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll each ball into a 12 inch circle. Use a fork to poke holes in the dough. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and spread the sauce over the dough. Arrange the cooked steak as well as your veggies over the pizza. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Put the pizza back in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden and the crust is crispy.
  • Remove and slice to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 577mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 466
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7 Comments

  1. This recipe is pure genius! It combines two of my favorite meals ever. I can’t think of anything better than pizza with Philly cheesesteak topping.