Philly the love
Pizza is probably the mother of all soul food. Recently, I ordered Philly cheese steak pizza at a well known pizza chain that usually never disappoints me. I managed to let my expectation run amok thinking about how amazing that pizza will probably be. Then the moment finally came after 15 min of happy anticipation, the delivery guy knocked in the door and shortly there after, I had my first bite and… just like that I realized that – yes – you can indeed turn a killer combo of two yummy tasty crowd pleasers into a boring dough of mediocracy. Ever since then, I was triggered to proof to myself that this was a one off and a philly cheese steak pizza is in fact one of those dishes that fairy tales and hero stories are written about. Since I am sure I am not the only one who gets goosebumbs of excitement thinking about this pizza option, wonder no more. Here is a recipe that will turn your food dreams into a tasty reality. Since Alfredo sauce is a cheesy sauce and since I prefer to avpid covering my entire pizza with a thick cheese layer, it’s the perfect sauce for Philly cheese steak pizza as it adds all the right cheesey-ness. If you want to make the sauce from scratch, make sure to check out my recipe for it.
At a glance
- Servings: 1 large pizza for 2
- Preparation time: 20 min
- Start to finish: 35 min
- 1 pizza crust, homemade or store-bought (want to go low carb? Check out my recipe for cauliflower pizza crust)
- 1 cup of alfredo sauce (click here for my quick and easy alfredo sauce recipe)
- 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
- 0.25 lbs (4.4 ounces/125 grams) of steak
- ½ green bell pepper, thinly sliced strips
- ⅛ red onion, thinly sliced
Start by marinating the steak with olive oil, diced garlic, red pepper flakes, ground pepper and a bit of salt. Let the steak rest for approx. one hour to allow the spices to infuse the meat and make sure it is tender. Cook the steak in the oven for 8 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit/160 degrees Celsius. Turn the meat after 4 minutes. Afterwards your steak should ideally be medium cooked. It should not be well-done as it would thus dry out too much when baking with the pizza.
While the steak is in the oven, lay out the pizza dough on a baking tray and cook the alfredo sauce (my alfredo sauce recipe). Generously apply the sauce on the pizza crust, then drizzle the mozarella cheese on top. Afterwards add the onion slices and bell pepper strips. Last, cut the steak into smaller pieces and spread them out on the dough. Bake the pizza at 425 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden.