Philly Cheesesteak Pizza is a hearty pizza made with steak, cheese, peppers, and onions.
When I first moved to Lancaster, PA, my husband, who lived for several years in Philadelphia, introduced me to one of his favorite sandwiches: cheese steak.
We had talked about making a cheesesteak pizza for a while, and after a very cheesy miscalculation on our first attempt a couple of months ago (one whole pound of American cheese, to be exact!) we finally perfected our recipe.
This pizza doesn’t use any tomato sauce, but a light mayonnaise base to keep everything from getting too dry and provide the classic cheese steak taste.
Our first attempt involved American cheese, for its nice melting properties, but it ends up browning very dark in the oven, so we switched to a mix of provolone and mozzarella that turned out very well.
We used our favorite sweet onions, chopping them fresh instead of sauteing or caramelizing them, and added some nice colorful pepper strips. Some people will argue that pepper strips don’t belong on a traditional cheesesteak, however we love the color and flavor they add to the pizza.
I usually have some some of a my standard pizza dough in the freezer, so the most time consuming part of this meal is slicing the steak, but if you have a handy helper, or can get it pre-sliced, this pizza comes together in about 20 minutes.
Philly Cheesesteak Pizza
- 1 recipe of your favorite pizza crust
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 pound cooked and chopped steak
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
- A handful of green and red pepper strips
- 1 and ½ cups shredded provolone cheese
- 1 and ½ cups mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Shape crust into a 12 inch circle. Spread the mayonnaise on the base of the crust. Top with steak, onion, peppers, and cheeses. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Try another one of our favorite pizzas, Chicken Cordon Bleu!
22 Comments Leave a comment or review
Matt Robinson says
The perfect game day pizza Mallory!
YUM!! What a delicious recipe! seriously this looks soooooo good! Great job!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
This looks so awesome Mallory! Love philly cheesesteak and this is such a great idea! Definitely need to try this recipe, my hubby would inhale this so fast – sounds perfect for game day:)
It is a perfect game day food. Anything with lots of cheese is my theory!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
This looks so good! Man I love pizza.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
This looks amazing Mallory! I have to say I’ve never tried cheesesteak pizza but now you got me craving it!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
Oh goodness..some of our favorite meals all in one! Yes!
Thanks, Meg. These are some of our favorites too!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
My husband is from Philadelphia! He will love this!
Thanks, Jessica! I hope you enjoy!
I was just in Philly last week on business, and I miss the cheesesteaks already … what a fabulous idea to put the toppings on a pizza!
I will be making this soon!
Thanks, Kimberly! I only discovered them after I moved to the area, but they are a new favorite!
Your pizza looks awesome! I need to try this sometime! We used to live in the Philadelphia area for a couple years and miss those cheesesteaks now!! We used to take lots of trips to Lancaster too, what a beautiful area! 🙂 Thanks for the pizza inspiration! 😉
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
Good heck! I have to make this! My husband would die! YUM!
This looks yummy! I have had philly cheesesteaks on the brain lately thinking about different things I could do with them. We make tortilla pizzas on the grill and think this would be awesome on them.
Mayonase as a base? Seriously??? Why not a white sauce pizza base? The extra effort goes a long way…
Thanks for commenting! I’m all for going the extra mile when the results will be amazing, but in this case I chose to use mayonnaise based on its use in the traditional Philly Cheesesteak. If white sauce makes you happy, use it 🙂
At first i was thinking eewww.. mayonaise. But I just made this pizza and it is AWESOME!! I think next time i will add 1/4tsp seasoned salt with the mayo, to kick up the flavor a little. But other than that it was so good!!
Ji, Thanks for this recipe, my Husband loves mayonnaise so this is great. I also live in Lancaster.
Glad you enjoyed!
Hi, I dont eat mayo can it do without or is there a sub?