Monday, December 19, 2011

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

I’m baaack! πŸ˜‰ Had a little issue with my memory card & memory card reader… so my photos have been trapped in my camera (ugh!). I finally bit the bullet and bought new ones so I am now back in business! Anyhow, i CANNOT believe Christmas is THIS weekend! Holy moly that came FAST!

While I SHOULD be posting a recipe relevant to the season (think: Christmas baked goods… a Roasted Chicken or Prime Rib… Christmas dinner sides that will rock your socks off… you know, stuff like that!), I’m bringing you… pizza. Yes, you heard right, p-i-z-z-a.

Not just any old pizza though, Philly Cheese Steak Pizza! Oh, yes! This was just too good to wait until next week…

I live in the world’s greatest location. I can walk out my front door and be at Publix, Starbucks, a Chinese restaurant, a pizza restaurant, AND a Subway all in a less than 100 yard walk! Yes, my friends, that is a dangerous dangerous combination.

When hubs and I have had a long day and I don’t feel like cooking (see i AM human), we usually grab a bite from one of the aforementioned places and bring it home to eat. Lately it’s been Subway. Hubs recently tried the new Philly cheese sub which got me thinking… this would be flipping GOOD on a pizza! Yes, sometimes I have strokes of genius (remember my Eggplant Parm Pizza?!)

Anyhow, I started with a little A1 steak sauce (I know it’s not traditional, but it’s how I like it!), some peppers, onions, and mushrooms, some sauteed steak, all topped with a mix of Provolone and White American Cheese. And this Philly Cheese Steak Pizza masterpiece was born:

You’re welcome. πŸ˜‰

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Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Yield: 8 slices of pizza

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
4 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 pound pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
1-2 teaspoons corn meal
1/2-2/3 pound super thinly sliced sirloin steak
A-1 Steak Sauce (about 1/2 cup)
*3-4 ounces provalone cheese, shredded
*3-4 ounces white american cheese, shredded

*I asked the deli to cut a thick slice of each of the cheeses so I could take them home and shred them!


Preheat oven to 450ΒΊ with your pizza stone in the oven.

In a nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, peppers, and onions. Season with salt and pepper, and saute until soft (about 8-10 minutes). Remove from skillet and set aside until ready to use.

Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface. Sprinkle some corn meal onto the pizza stone right before putting dough on it (this helps prevent sticking). Poke the center of the pizza dough with a fork to prevent it from bubbling up. Close oven and bake dough for 3-8 minutes. Remove dough from oven with a pizza peel (It should be firm and puffy, but not browning).

Heat the remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet over medium high heat. When, the pan is nice and hot, and the thinly sliced steak and saute quickly until just browned (3-4 minutes). Season with a little salt and pepper. Remove from heat and chop into bite sized pieces.

Add a layer of A1 sauce to the crust, followed by mushrooms, peppers, and onions. Next add the steak and finish it off with Provolone and White American Cheese. Bake until golden and crispy (i like to use the convection option to get a good crisp), about 8-12 minutes.

Slice and serve!

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23 Responses to “Philly Cheese Steak Pizza”

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    Kathryn — December 19, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    Personally, I think it’s awesome to see a non-Christmas recipe out there. I am definitely in the mood to mix it up a bit and this pizza seems like a perfect way to do that – I’m pretty sure it contains all my boyfriend’s favourite foods so I should probably make it for him just before he goes out to buy my christmas present πŸ˜‰

    • Kristina replied: — December 19th, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

      definitely a good idea πŸ˜‰

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    susie — December 19, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    We do non-traditional at christmas too. Last year it was pork tacos. So yummy! Have a question Tina- where did you get your pizza stone?

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    Bev Weidner — December 19, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    You could post pizza every single day of the year and it still wouldn’t be enough.


    • Kristina replied: — December 19th, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

      that’s why i love you, Bev! πŸ˜‰

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    Christian Loeb — December 19, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Pizza + quality beef is one of the greatest combinations. Definetly will give it a try. Forget about low carb, anyway πŸ™‚

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    Rhonda — December 19, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    It looked awesome in the first picture, then I saw the A-1 and was totally sold.

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    Sara — December 19, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Mmmm, this looks so good! Can’t wait to try it! I have a feeling that my hubby will love it.

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    Cassie @ bake your day — December 19, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    SUCH a great idea, Tina. I love anything when it’s turned into a pizza. Love, love, love!

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    Sandra — December 20, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Fantastic recipe! We need a cocktail to go with, please and thank you.

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    Jennifer @ peanut butter and peppers — December 20, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Oh man, this looks out of this world! I LOVE Philly Cheesesteaks! I should so make this pizza!!!

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    Culinary Collage — December 20, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    I love making pizza at home…..this recipe looks wonderful! I usually make a whole wheat pizza crust for mine.

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    Cookbook Queen — December 20, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    This looks amazing. Seriously perfect.

    And pizza is totally Christmasy!! Because it has cheese on it.

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    Stephanie — December 20, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Yummy!! I love making homemade pizzas. Definitely adding this one to my list!

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    Shari @ The Daily Dish — December 20, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    This looks awesome. Definitely will be a hit in my house. πŸ™‚

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 23, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    This looks so amazing!!

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    Julia at Cafe Lula — December 27, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    What an ace idea! I love Philly steak. I thought I was being creative doing a Philly cheese steak pasta but this pizza looks even better!

    And it’s nice to see some non-Christmassy recipes πŸ™‚ we had meatball lasagne on Christmas Eve; not sure that’s traditional either!

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    Natalie — August 20, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    What if we don’t have a pizza stone?

    • Tina replied: — September 3rd, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

      You can preheat a baking sheet and brush it with a olive oil before adding the dough!

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