Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

philly cheese steak pizza

How can I adore Philly Cheese Steaks if I have never been to Philly?  Easily.  Though I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Philadelphia just yet, it is high on my list of places to visit soon.  In the meantime, I have had a great time trying Philly Cheese Steaks everywhere from my hometown Chicago to New York.

I first fell in love with these sandwiches when my dear friend and former co-worker John introduced me to a local place that made them.  We would order them weekly for lunch because they were irresistible.  I remember them like it was yesterday, and this was almost 10 years ago!

philly cheese steak pizza

When the delivery guy would arrive, I would open the bag just to get a whiff of the intoxicating insides.  We would rush upstairs to tear open the paper surrounding our sandwiches to get to the delight that existed.  Inside a perfect chewy warm roll lied heaven, also known as tender thinly sliced steak with sauteed onions and green peppers topped with melted provolone cheese.

I have never made Philly Cheese Steaks at home but for some reason I wanted to try.  With the help of Red Star Yeast, I started dreaming up perfect twists for my favorite indulgent meal.  I created an epic pizza starting with this perfect crust!

philly cheese steak pizza

The crust is so chewy and reminds me so much of the familiar roll that served as the vehicle for my beloved sandwich.  After I worked out the crust recipe, I sauteed strips of ribeye steak with green peppers, onions, and seasoning so those flavors would blend together and stand on their own.

After topping the perfect crust with a bit of alfredo sauce and my steak mixture, I sprinkled with provolone cheese and watched the magic happen in my oven as all the flavors melted together on this beautiful golden crust.  This recipe was such a hit that my brother actually came over to pick some up to take home with him.  He couldn’t get enough.  My husband couldn’t get enough, and I couldn’t get enough.  This pizza has made it into the pizza night rotation at my house, and I know it will make it into yours too.

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philly cheesesteak pizza

 Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Red Star Yeast, but all thoughts & opinions are all my own.

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Ingredients

    For the Pizza Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Red Star Quick-Rise Yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • For the Pizza Toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound rib eye or flank steak cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced onions and bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5-6 tablespoons Alfredo sauce
  • provolone cheese
  • sprinkle of paprika

Instructions

    For the Pizza Dough:
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, garlic salt, sugar, Red Star Quick-Rise Yeast and slowly add in water.
  2. Mix together until dough is created.
  3. Using your hands knead for one minute and form a ball.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a separate bowl and transfer pizza dough to that bowl. Cover with a paper towel for 1 hour.
  5. For the Pizza Toppings:
  6. In a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat, add steak strips, minced garlic, onions and bell peppers and stir together.
  7. Add in worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Continue to saute the steak and vegetables until steak is well done and both steak and vegetables are golden and tender.
  9. To Assemble the Pizza:
  10. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  11. Roll Pizza dough out on your pizza sheet.
  12. Spoon Alfredo sauce over the surface of your pizza dough.
  13. Next top with a few sheets of provolone cheese.
  14. Sprinkle the steak mixture over the provolone cheese and top with any remaining provolone cheese.
  15. Lastly sprinkle entire pizza with a bit of paprika and bake for 12-14 minutes or until crust has turned golden brown and cheese has browned and completely melted.
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Comments

  1. Who doesn’t love cheesesteak, I’ll have two slices, cause this looks heavenly!! :)

  2. That pizza looks so GOOD!!!

  3. Oh my word, THIS PIZZA. It’s everything.

  4. Jocelyn, that looks SO good! I bet my hubby would flip

  5. I would like this much better than a sandwich any day, hands down! Great idea, Jocelyn! :)

  6. DROOLING!!!

  7. Great pizza to satisfy any meat lover. Nice inclusion of a little alfredo sauce!

  8. I’m drooling over here. This pizza looks amazing. I want to reach in and get a piece for lunch. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh my goodness, I wish I was having this for dinner tonight!!

  10. This pizza looks amazing, Jocelyn. I am a huge fan of Philly Cheese Steaks even though I’ve never been there either :). Love putting these amazing flavors on a pizza!!

  11. Oh my goodness, this is everything I have ever wanted in life.

  12. This is everything I love about pizza and more! Thick chewy crust….gooey and cheesy….just enough toppings to compliment not overwhelm the cheese and crust! Wow, Jocelyn. :) Pinning and hoping this will be our dinner soon!
    Is the Chicago Philly cheesesteak restaurant your former coworker introduced you to still there? My son is in college in Chicago and he LOVES Philly cheesesteak!

  13. Nothing beats a cheesesteak, and I should know, I’m a Philly girl! I was raised on them. Love your pizza version!

  14. You combined two comfort foods in one! I would definitely not be able to stop at just one slice :)

  15. My goodness, this sounds like pizza heaven! Great reminder to try a pizza with alfredo sauce instead of tomato. :-)

  16. You know how make a girl drool all over her computer. This pizza is going to be my new weakness. Love!!

  17. Ohhhhhhhh my, Jocelyn! This is the most fun recipe ever! I LOVE cheesesteak, and here you are putting it on a pizza. Making this ASAP!

  18. Everything about this. The crust looks perfect, almost like those soft heroes you get a philly cheese steak in. GENIUS.

  19. YUM!! What a fab combination – pizza and cheese steaks! I think there would be more than a few takers for this one in my house – it has to happen soon! :)

  20. My husband was looking over my shoulder while I was reading this and he said “Oh man you HAVE to make that!” Looks like this will be on the menu for next week! :)

  21. The boys in my house would die over this pizza! I think this is going to have to be made soon! :) It looks amazing, Jocelyn!

  22. What a fun pizza. I’m always on the lookout for new toppings.

  23. OMG! Never thought about this. Such a brilliant idea!

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