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This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is perfect for family pizza night. A quick and easy recipe that will feed the whole fam, and tastes delicious too!

What night is pizza night at your house? We always have pizza on Friday night, it’s kind of a ritual at our house. Regardless of what night your family enjoys pizza, this recipe is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Recipe with Homemade Crust

It’s no doubt that one of my favorite sandwiches is the Philly cheesesteak.

To be honest, I’ve never had an “authentic” one from Philadelphia, but I’ve made some darn good sandwiches in my day. Then again, most of us haven’t been to Philadelphia, so it’s likely you haven’t had an authentic one either… Have you?

Today we’re switching things up a bit with a homemade Philly cheesesteak pizza recipe. We’ll be making the crust from scratch, the way it should be.

Yes! Another easy recipe for you to sink your teeth into!

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

The key to a fantastic homemade pizza is the yeast. If you have some tucked in the back of your cupboard, it’s likely expired – and that’s often the reason your pizza dough won’t rise properly. So go ahead and grab yourself a pack of Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast when you go to the grocery store.

Homemade crust Philly cheesesteak pizza

Family Pizza Night

Nothing tastes better than a homemade pie on pizza night, amiright? Because we’re making this pizza from scratch, we’ll experience all the joys of baking it ourselves. From measuring ingredients to the kneading of the dough – it’s more than just a pizza. It’s an experience.

Speaking of experience, did you know that for 150 years people have been baking quality yeast recipes with Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast? Recipes that can be shared proudly!

The taste and quality of homemade yeast recipes are what make it all worth it. It’s definitely better than grabbing a pie on the way home and slapping it on the table. It’s the experience and joy that making homemade pizza brings to you and your family.

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, Homemade Crust

Let’s go over a few basics of the Philly cheese steak pizza.

What Kind of Meat for Philly Cheesesteaks

Choosing the meat is almost totally up to you. There are different cuts of meat you can use in this recipe.

For instance, you can use ribeye or skirt steak shaved into thin slices.

Perhaps the easiest and most cost-effective meat to use is thickly sliced roast beef, which is a great option as well. This is actually the meat we use in our sandwiches and will be what we use for our pizza, too.

What Sauce to Use

Choosing your sauce is also a personal preference. You can use regular pizza sauce, alfredo sauce, or you can not use sauce at all.

I like to make it without any sauce, the provolone cheese provides enough moisture, and in combination with this delicious crust recipe, you’ll see how delicious a sauceless pizza can be.

What is the Best Cheese for Philly Cheesesteaks

The best cheese for Philly cheesesteaks is provolone.

I always use mild provolone cheese, but you can certainly use a sharp cheese. I think the mild cheese has just the right amount of flavor and texture to make the perfect pie.

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Recipe

If you’re using a ribeye or skirt steak cut, slice it thinly and saute it on the stovetop before beginning. This will ensure your steak is cooked nicely before starting.

If you’re using roast beef, no need to cook it. Just chop it up and it’s ready to go!

Follow the crust recipe below, it’s super quick and easy to make.

While your crust is rising, you can cut your peppers, onion, and mushrooms. I recommend using a julienne slicer. If you don’t have one, that’s ok too. Simply cut the peppers and onions into long thin slices. Chop up the mushrooms any way you like.

Crust Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola corn oil

Pizza crust ingredients

Pro Tip: Follow the instructions on the Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast package and always use a thermometer to get the water between 120° to 130°F.

Because it’s the most important factor in the success of baking with yeast, make sure the water is not hot, but not too cold. If you don’t have a thermometer, just remember the water should be very warm to the touch, not hot and not too cold.

Yeast water temperature for pizza

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Toppings

  • 1/4 to 1/2 lb sliced steak or roast beef – chopped
  • 1/4 lb provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup (total) green and red bell peppers; sliced
  • 1/2 a yellow onion, sliced
  • Pizza sauce (optional)

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Toppings

Crust Directions

Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

Once your dry ingredients are mixed, add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.

Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. The dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.

Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. let the dough rest at this point for 10 minutes. (Now is a good time to cut your veggies.)

Homemade pizza dough with rapid rise yeast

Once the dough has risen, pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet, or roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.

Rolling out homemade dough for pizza

Add Your Toppings

Now that the dough is ready, add your toppings evenly across the pizza.

Begin with the optional pizza sauce. Because I’m not using pizza sauce, I’ll just cover the pizza with provolone cheese, and then the peppers, onion, mushrooms, and steak. Toss a few extra pieces of cheese on top to melt over some of the veggies and meat.

Toppings for Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Baking the Pizza

Preheat oven to 425°F. Set your oven rack on the lowest level.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is the perfect browned.

Baking a homemade Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Slice and serve!

Now that you have this delicious recipe, it’s time to plan your next pizza night!

Home Made Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

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Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Philly cheese steak pizza with homemade crust.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Scrappy Geek

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola corn oil

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Toppings

  • 1/4 to 1/2 pounds sliced steak or roast beef chopped
  • 1/4 pound

    provolone cheese

  • 1 cup green and red bell peppers sliced
  • 1/2 count yellow onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce optional

Instructions

Crust

  • Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
  • Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.
  • Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.
  • Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes
  • Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough

Toppings

  • Add your toppings evenly over the pizza beginning with the optional sauce, then cheese, then peppers, onion, mushrooms, and steak.

Bake the Pizza

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Set your oven rack to the lowest level.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is the perfect browned.
  • Remove from oven, cut and enjoy!

Notes

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