This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is comfort food at its most cheesy and beefy. It begins with pizza dough layered with Alfredo Sauce, followed by mozzarella cheese, steak, bell peppers, mushrooms, and more cheese, which is then cooked till golden and bubbly. This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is perfect for game day, parties, business dinners, or any other night of the week. Ready to fall in love with your new preferred method of consuming Philly Cheese Steak?
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK PIZZA RECIPE
This recipe for Philly Steak Pizza is EXTREMELY AMAZING. As Patrick and I stuffed our faces with this insanely delicious pizza, we kept repeating “crazy fantastic” in between pieces.
This Philly Cheesesteak Pizza is a tribute to my most beloved Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. I’ve already prepared Philadelphia Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Philly Cheesesteak Soup off of this beefy cheese sandwich. The only feasible way to make this dining joy even tastier? Create a Philadelphia Cheesesteak pizza!
The sautéing of the steak, onions, and peppers only takes about 5 minutes and the layering can be done in a flash, so this Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is the ultimate quick, easy, and uber-delicious dinner – especially if you have made the Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust beforehand and either refrigerated it or frozen it for times like this when the Philly Cheese Steak Pizza craving just won’t go away – which is pretty much all the time for me!
If you have a desire “problem” after eating this Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, I apologize in advance. Nonetheless, it is a delightful problem to have. If you all enjoy Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, this will become your new favorite pizza.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
There are SO many reasons to like this recipe for Philly Steak Pizza:
- Soothing meal! The mix of Alfredo sauce, marinated steak, and bell peppers between two layers of melted cheese on a soft, chewy crust. It doesn’t get much better.
- Less expensive. You can bake a family-sized pizza at home for less than the cost of dining out.
- The freezer is friendly. This Philly Cheese Steak Pie is suitable for freezing, so you can prepare it in advance or double the recipe for two dinners!
- Crowd friendly. This Philly Cheese Steak Pie is an all-time crowd-pleaser, making it ideal for parties.
- Make ahead. The dough can be prepared, the steak can be marinated and cooked, and the vegetables can be sliced in a flash.
PHILLY STEAK PIZZA INGREDIENTS
This cheesesteak pizza is very simple to make! Here are the materials need to make it:
- Steak marinade: The steak marinade is a combination of Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Sirloin or flank steak: Slice the steak very thinly against the grain.
- Alfredo sauce: Store-bought or homemade works perfectly!
- Mushrooms: Slice the mushrooms thinly so they bake fully in the oven.
- Red onion: I prefer red onion as it stands up to the other flavors better.
- Green pepper: Green bell peppers are my personal favorite when making Philly cheesesteak anything.
- Mozzarella cheese: Makes this alfredo sauce pizza ultra gooey.
- Pizza crust: Store-bought or homemade works. Your choice!
WHAT’S THE BEST PIZZA DOUGH FOR PHILLY CHEESE STEAK PIZZA?
You use store-bought pizza dough, but I HIGHLY suggest you try my recipe for homemade pizza dough. This pizza dough recipe is foolproof, and tasty, and has received countless accolades.
I have given detailed instructions on how to make pizza dough in advance and how to freeze it. This pizza dough recipe creates two pizzas, so you will need to either halve the dough recipe or freeze one for later, or you may double the Philly Cheesesteak Pizza recipe if serving a large party.
WHAT CUT OF MEAT IS BEST FOR PHILLY CHEESESTEAK PIZZA?
While ribeye is the standard type of beef for a Philly Cheese Steak, I prefer flank steak for this pizza dish since it has the ideal amount of fat/marbling and is less expensive. By slicing against the grain and marinating flank steak, buttery tenderness is achieved.
WHAT TYPE OF CHEESE IS BEST FOR PHILLY CHEESESTEAK PIZZA?
American Cheese, Cheeze Whiz, and provolone are the several pieces of cheese utilized in the preparation of a Philly Cheese Steak. I decided to use Alfredo sauce and mozzarella for this Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. The mozzarella melts to a state of buttery, delicious, oozing bliss. If you wish, you may also cover the Alfredo sauce with provolone.
HOW TO MAKE PHILLY CHEESESTEAK PIZZA
Step 1: marinate steak. Marinating the steak is necessary because it imparts taste and tenderizes the meat. Our marinade is a straightforward combination of Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Step 2: thinly slice beef. The steak should be sliced as thinly as possible. You can alternatively ask your butcher to slice the meat for you using their meat cutter, or follow these guidelines:
sharpen your knife before slicing the beef
freeze your beef for 60 minutes to make it easier to slice thinly
slice your beef as thinly as possible, 1/8″ thickness or less
slice your beef across the grain
make sure your skillet is smoking hot before adding your beef so it will sear on the outside and remain tender on the inside
Step 3: Sauté onions and beef in a pan. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for three minutes. Put steak with marinade to the skillet and allow to cook on one side undisturbed for two minutes, or until meat is just browned. If you overcook your steak, it will become less tender. Consider that the steak will continue cooking in the oven.
Step 4: Pour Alfredo sauce evenly across the pizza crust, then top with mozzarella cheese, steak, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and another cup of cheese.
Step 5: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. I then broil the cheese for a few minutes to toast it.
- 1/2 pound top sirloin or flank steak THINLY sliced across the grain
- 1/4 cup Recipe Italian Dressing
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 Pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup Alfredo Sauce
- 1 cup mushrooms, THINLY sliced, more or less*
- 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small green pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Marinate steak in steak marinade ingredients for at least one hour and up to 24 hours.
- When ready to cook pizza, preheat the pizza stone or baking sheet for 30 minutes at 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, complete the preparation of pizza dough and toppings.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for three minutes. Put steak with marinade in the skillet and allow to cook on one side undisturbed for two minutes, or until meat is just browned (it will continue to cook in the oven). Move to a plate lined with paper towels (to soak up extra moisture).
- Spread Alfredo sauce equally over the dough to within 12 inches of the edge to make pizza. Spread equally with half a cup of cheese. Meat and onions are placed on top, followed by bell pepper and mushrooms. Season the dish lightly with freshly cracked salt and pepper. Finish with an additional cup of cheese.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted, and then broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
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