If you’re looking for that pizza that can end all pizzas, then look no further. You’ve found it in the form of a Philly cheese steak pizza. This pizza is all about loading a whole lot of goodness onto a delicious pizza crust. It’s cheesy and beefy but also has mushrooms, peppers, and onions for those of you veggie lovers out there.
Is there really any more convincing you’ll need for you to cancel on the pizza delivery guy and instead just make this beautiful pizza at home? Let’s take a moment, and maybe a virtual whiff as well, of this garlicky, cheesy, melty steak pizza.
Oh, and speaking of garlicky. We almost forgot to mention one of the best things about it. The wonderful homemade garlic white sauce.
Put the Love In
The pizza crust is where everything all starts. Yes, you can get your pizza dough from the store and then just whip it up at home, however, if you have a little extra time you might want to try making it yourself from scratch. It produces a sublime end result. It also freezes well, which means you can even save some for later or whenever you’re going to make pizza again.
For the steak, Leftover cooked flank, skirt or ribeye steaks can all fit in seamlessly into this recipe. For one pizza, you’ll need around six ounces of cooked steak. The seasonings on the steak don’t have to be too complicated, especially because you have a white sauce that’s loaded with garlic.
We do suggest a good marinade to embody all the flavor of your favorite cheesesteak hoagie.
Mushrooms, green peppers, and onions are the veggies for this pizza. Most people are divided when it comes to what constitutes a good pizza. Some will root hard for the meat while others will be all about the vegetables. But this comes as no surprise really, right?
You can either place raw veggies on your pizza or you could sauté them for a few minutes or so before you add them. It all depends on what you prefer. Some people feel like the mushrooms become watery when added raw and can help make the pizza a little soggy. A quick sauté will help you avoid all this.
Also, if you want the addition of a sweet depth of flavor, then you might want to consider just completely caramelizing your onions. Nonetheless, this is a stage you really can’t mess up, whatever you do. Use the vegetable however you like, the pizza will still come out absolutely amazing.
- One tablespoon of butter
- One tablespoon of flour
- Half a cup of cold milk
- One to three cloves of pressed garlic
- An eighth teaspoon of salt
- A pinch of nutmeg and black pepper
- A quarter cup of parmesan cheese
- Pizza dough (store-bought is fine)
- Six ounces of cooked flank, skirt or ribeye steak or roast beef
- Slice half a green bell pepper
- Slice three to five mushroom
- Thinly slice half a sweet onion
- Three teaspoons of olive oil
- One and a half cups of shredded cheese (preferably provolone or mozzarella)
How to Cook the Philly Cheese Steak Pizza
1. Place a rack or pizza stone (if you have one) in the oven and then preheat your oven to about 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Take your pizza dough and then roll it out into a circle that measures 12-inches, or thereabout.
Create a rim or lip by thickening your dough around the portion where the crust is. This will help keep the sauce inside the pizza instead of it running to the sides. Let your pizza dough rest for around 15-20 minutes, and during that time you can make your white sauce.
2. Place a small saucepan over low-medium heat and use that to melt your butter. Once the butter has melted, whisk in your flour and cook that out for around one minute or until you get a baked pie dough sort of smell. Once the rue is ready, slowly pour your cold milk in bits while you whisk.
Add in your pressed garlic and then allow for the sauce to simmer gently over the stove for a little while. Season with nutmeg salt and pepper. After around 2 minutes, get your sauce off the stove and start whisking in your parmesan cheese.
While you give your sauce around 3-7 minutes to cool off, you can start preparing your veggies.
3. If you like your veggies raw on the pizza, go right ahead. It can still work. However, for those of you that might not be into that, you can cook the mushrooms, peppers, and onions using a little oil for a few minutes. Three teaspoons of olive oil will be enough to fry them up.
4. Top your pizza dough with the cooked steak, shredded cheese, and garlic white sauce. Bake the pizza for around 13-15 minutes or until your cheese is golden and bubbling and the crust has browned slightly.
For the last few minutes of baking, you can put it in the broiler so that you can get some extra bubbling on the top of the pizza.
Talk About Easy
Making a Philly cheese steak pizza is literally as simple as that. It doesn’t take that much really, yet it tastes so delicious. This is the kind of thing that’ll make you start asking yourself why you haven’t been making pizza at home more often.
Oh, and if you do not have any leftover roast beef or cooked steak, don’t panic. Everything will be alright. Here’s what you can do: Freeze whatever steak you have for around 15-30 minutes so it can be easy to slice. Once frozen, cut into thin slices.
Season your steak with a little salt and pepper and then fry the meat in a hot skillet pan for around two minutes or so. Use only about two teaspoons of olive oil. Try not to cook the meat for more than two minutes and make sure to flip it halfway so it gets an even cook.
And there you have it. Be sure to check out the rest of our blog for more delicious food inspiration.