How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza brings all of the best flavors into one delicious pizza- gooey cheese, seared steak and an amazing garlic sauce. Try this pizza at your next pizza night!

pizza with steak on parchment paper

What is Philly Cheesesteak Pizza?

Comfort food at its finest Philly cheesesteak pizza combines the flavors of delicious Philly cheesesteak sandwiches into an iconic favorite, pizza.

With its melted cheese, juicy steak, and garlic flavors infused throughout this is sure to be a recipe that is requested on repeat in your home.

Family pizza night has never been tastier with this homemade Philly cheese steak pizza.

philly cheese steak pizza on parchment paper

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s a crowd pleaser!- Who doesn’t love a good pie?! This is pizza elevated to the next level.
  • It’s delicious!– Bubbly cheese and juicy steak combine together on a pizza crust with great flavor in a mash up of two fan favorites, cheesesteak and pizza!
  • It’s finger food!– Who doesn’t enjoy not having to do dishes? This is a great recipe for a Friday night or a get together with friends.
  • It’s fun!– Pizza is a fun casual meal that everyone enjoys.
philly cheesesteak pizza on parchment paper with a piece sliced out of it

Tell me about this recipe

  • Taste– Philly cheesesteak pizza is cheesy, juicy, and full of robust flavor.
  • Texture– This pizza is full of texture from its crispy crust, to the melty cheese, and juicy meat. 
  • Ease– This easy recipe has a few steps that can be put together with ease.
  • Time– This recipe takes a bit of time considering that the dough needs to rise but it all comes together quickly at the end.
ingredients for philly cheesesteak pizza

Ingredients for Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Garlic White Sauce

  • Butter- This adds a buttery flavor and helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Flour- Flour also thickens the garlic pizza sauce.
  • Milk- Milk adds to the richness of flavor to your sauce.
  • Salt- Salt adds seasoning and enhances the flavors in this recipe.
  • Black pepper- Pepper adds a bite of flavor to your sauce.
  • Garlic- Garlic is the star of the show in this recipe adding that garlic flavor that we all enjoy. Use garlic powder or minced garlic for this sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese- Parmesan adds that creamy cheesy flavor and texture to this sauce.

Pizza Toppings

  • Pizza crusts- You can use this homemade pizza crust recipe or store bought. 
  • Ribeye or Flank steak- Thinly slice your steak and sear it  in a cast iron pan. You can also use sirloin steak, which will taste amazing.
  • Green bell pepper- Thinly slice your green peppers to sauté. You can also use red, orange, or green bell peppers as well depending on your taste preferences.
  • Onion- Dice and caramelize your onions in a cast iron skillet. You can use any type of sautéed onions that you’d like for this recipe.
  • Mushrooms- Slice fresh mushrooms to add to your pizza.
  • Shredded cheese- Shred your cheese at home for freshness or purchase it from the store. Hint: I have even used sliced provolone cheese when I had no blocks of cheese to shred. I just laid them on top of the pizza and it worked fine.
pizza dough rolled out on parchement

Pizza Crust Dough Recipe in a Few Easy Steps

  • Warm water- Warm water hydrates the flour faster and makes the dough smooth and pliable.
  • Active dry yeast- Yeast will make your dough rise.
  • Honey- Sugar can be used as a substitute.
  • Salt- Salt adds flavor to your dough.
  • Olive oil- You can substitute with canola oil.
  • Bread flour- Make sure you use BREAD flour for this recipe.
philly cheesesteak pizza on parchment paper with white garlic sauce

How to Make this Easy Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Garlic White Sauce:

  1. Combine Ingredients– Melt butter, add in flour and whisk .
  2. Add Milk- Add milk to the butter/flour mixture.
  3. Seasoning Sauce– Whisk in the seasonings.
  4. Add cheese– Stir in the parmesan cheese until melted.

Pizza toppings:

  1. Slice and sear– Slice and sear the steak.
  2. Caramelize– Caramelize the onions.
  3. Add to Pizza– Add your toppings to your pizza.

Pizza Crust:

  1. Combine ingredients– Stir yeast and honey into warm water.
  2. Let sit– Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Combine– Pour in salt, oil, and half the flour and mix.
  4. Add flour– Add flour until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want. 
  5. Knead– Knead for 6 minutes.
  6. Let dough rise- grease the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise 1-2 hours.
ingredients for philly cheese steak pizza

Best Meat for this Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Recipe

  • Ribeye- Ribeye is the meat of choice for authentic Philly Cheesesteak.
  • Flank steak- Is another juicy and tender option for the cheesesteak for your pizza.
  • Skirt- This cut is known more for its flavor but is less tender.
  • Top Round- Top round is very lean and is commonly used for roast beef.
  • Sirloin- Sirloin has good flavor and is ideal for grilling, broiling, sauteing, and pan frying. 
  • Chicken- Chicken cut into strips can be substituted for beef as grilled chicken Philly cheesesteak pizza.
piles of shredded cheese on a cutting board

Best Cheese for Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Recipe

  • Provolone- Provolone is what is typically used on a classic Philly cheesesteak.
  • Pepper jack- If you’d like an extra kick of spice to your pizza pepper jack is a great option.
  • Cheddar-  Sharp white cheddar adds a cheesy tang to your Philly cheesesteak pie.
  • Italian Cheese blend- This blend typically includes a variety of cheeses such as parmigiano reggiano and pecorino romano. Some blends also contain mozzarella and provolone and add a rich and buttery flavor to your pizza.

Tips for the Best Pizza

  • Shredding cheese at home has many benefits. It melts perfectly, adds to the freshness, and it has great flavor.
  • You can also grill your meat for a charbroiled flavor. Slow cooking your steak and letting it rest is also another option for enhanced flavor.
  • If you like a little heat, consider adding crushed red pepper flakes to the crust.

croutons on a side salad

What to serve with Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

  • Mixed greens salad- Salads add a healthy and light option to your meal.
  • Veggie tray- A veggie tray keeps it casual and offers a healthy finger food option. 
  • Soup- Soup compliments pizza and is a good hot option to add to your meal.
  • Coleslaw- Coleslaw adds a crunchy cool side with some kick to it.
  • Roasted vegetables- Vegetables are another healthy option for a warm side dish.
  • Chicken wings- Wings are a popular side with pizza that can compliment the flavors used in your Philly Cheesesteak pizza.
  • Fruit salad- Fruit is another healthy, sweet, and cool option for a side dish.
  • Garlic bread or breadsticks- Breadsticks are another popular side to serve alongside pizza.
  • Charcuterie board- A charcuterie board is another finger food option for a casual grazing meal.
philly cheesesteak pizza on parchment paper with slices of mozzarella cheese

Ways to Make this Pizza Recipe

Oven

  • Baking sheet- Place pizza on a pizza pan or baking sheet and bake.
  • Oven rack- Bake directly on the oven rack with a layer of parchment paper underneath to keep the crust from slipping between the oven rack grates..
  • Pizza stone- Bake your pizza on a pizza stone in your oven. 
  • Cast Iron- Preheat the cast iron skillet, lay parchment paper in the hot skillet and then add your pizza to bake in the oven.

Grill

  1. To cook your pizza on the grill, oil your grill grate.
  2. Grill both sides of the dough.
  3. Add sauce and toppings to grilled dough and finish grilling your pizza.
steak cooking on a cast iron skillet

Add ins for Crazy Good Pizza

  • Red, orange, and yellow peppers
  • Chicken
  • A variety of cheeses
  • Olives 
  • Spinach
  • Basil
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Pesto sauce

How to store leftover Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

The best way to store leftover pizza is to place a layer of waxed paper, parchment paper, or foil between single layers of pizza, stack them, and then wrap them in plastic wrap for freshness.

steak on top of a baked pizza crust

How to reheat leftover Cheesesteak Pizza

  • Stovetop- In a cast iron skillet, heat your pizza on medium-low heat for a couple of minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Oven- bake for five minutes at 450 degrees. For a softer crust, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What flour is best for pizza crust? 

All purpose flour is the best flour for thin crust and deep dish pizza crust. 
Bread flour makes the crispiest pizza crusts.

How do you get crispy pizza crust?

Get extra crispy crust by pre-heating your oven and your pizza pan or stone prior to putting your pizza in the oven. Setting your pizza on a piping hot pan in a piping hot oven cooks the bottom of the crust and gets it extra crispy.

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Recipe

philly cheesesteak pizza on parchment paper

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Liz Quick
This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza brings all of the best flavors into one delicious pizza- gooey cheese, seared steak and an amazing garlic sauce. Try this pizza at your next pizza night!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Dough Rising Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 cast iron pan or pizza stone

Ingredients
  

Garlic White Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

Pizza Toppings

  • 2 crusts homemade or store bought
  • 1 medium Ribeye steak or Flank steak, thinly sliced and seared
  • 1 sliced green bell pepper
  • ½ small onion, diced and caramelized in a cast iron skillet
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Pizza Crust

  • 1 cup warm water
  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups bread flour, use BREAD flour for best results

Instructions
 

Garlic White Sauce

  • Melt butter in small saucepan. Add in flour and whisk continuously for 2 minutes being careful to not let it brown.
  • Add milk to the butter/flour mixture slowly and whisk until thick.
  • Whisk in the salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese until melted.

Pizza Toppings

  • Slice and sear the steak in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Move the steak to the outside of the pan and add in the onions to the center of the cast iron to caramelize them.
  • They are ready to add to your pizza.

Pizza Crust

  • In a large mixing bowl (I use my mixer), stir yeast and honey into warm water.
  • Let it sit for 5-10 minutes or until you see that the yeast is doing its job.
  • Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.
  • Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn’t stick to your hands.
  • Once you reach this stage, knead for 6 minutes.
  • The dough should be smooth and easy to work with.
  • And the bowl should be clean! 
  •  Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours.

Assembling the Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Add your cast iron to the oven to preheat.
  • On parchment paper, roll out half of your pizza dough or one premade pizza crust.
  • Top it with your garlic white sauce, making sure to smooth it out close to the edge of the crust.
  • Add your steak and onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and top with plenty of cheese.
  • Drop the parchment and pizza onto the hot cast iron and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  • Repeat this process with the second pizza.

Notes

  • Shredding cheese at home has many benefits. It melts perfectly, adds to the freshness, and it has great flavor.
  • You can also grill your meat for a charbroiled flavor. Slow cooking your steak and letting it rest is also another option for enhanced flavor.
  • If you like a little heat, consider adding crushed red pepper flakes to the crust.
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