Philly Cheesesteak Pizza
with cucumber and tomato salad
The classic meat and cheese sandwich from Philadelphia translates perfectly to this pizza! Purchasing deli-sliced roast beef and provolone cheese means that most of the toppings are ready to go without any prep.
Smarts: This "white pizza" uses garlic oil instead of a more substantial sauce. We don't think you'll miss the sauce, but feel free to add one if you'd prefer!
- Pizza dough - 1 lb
- Flour, all-purpose - 2 Tbsp
- Bell peppers, green - 1, sliced
- Onions, medium red - 1, sliced
- Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
- Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
- Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Roast beef, deli sliced - 4 oz
- Cheese, provolone - 8 slices (sub any sliced cheese)
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - for serving
- Cucumbers - 10 oz, chopped
- Tomatoes, any type - 10 oz, chopped
- Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp
- Oil, olive - 1 tsp
- Italian seasoning - 1/4 tsp
- Pizza dough - Cover in flour and let rest for at least 30 minutes outside of fridge before rolling out. (Resting dough gives gluten time to chill out, which makes the dough much more pliable.)
- Bell Peppers / Onions / Garlic - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Combine peppers and onions. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make garlic oil - Combine garlic, Italian seasoning (portion for pizza), and olive oil (portion for pizza). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Cucumbers / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. Combine with vinegar, olive oil (portion for salad), and Italian seasoning (portion for salad).
- Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees and position top rack so it’s at the very top.
- Heat a skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onions and saute until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
- Brush a sheet pan with some oil.
- Using hands, stretch out pizza dough to cover sheet pan.
- Bake dough on top rack for 3 minutes without toppings. (This solo time in the oven gives the dough time to crisp up; if you put toppings on now, your crust may get soggy.)
- Remove pizza from oven. Brush the surface of the dough with garlic oil. Spread roast beef out in a thin layer over pizza dough (you can tear it into smaller pieces if needed). Add peppers and onions. Top with cheese slices and red pepper flakes.
- Bake pizza until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly, 8 to 12 minutes.
- While pizza bakes, give cucumbers and tomatoes a stir. Season with some salt and pepper.
- Slice pizza and serve with cucumber and tomato salad. Enjoy!
Made this with sautéed red onions and broccoli, made a second with margherita sauce from old CS recipe with olives, corn, and green peppers and it was the one we all liked better. Both with plant based mozzarella.0 Helpful
I liked this! I didn’t have provolone, but shredded mozzarella worked in a pinch. A bit greasy and the middle of the pizza wasn’t as crispy as the outsides. But the flavors were good. I used a store-bought dough that was much better than the last pizza dough recipe.0 Helpful
We used extra roast beef and a nice thin, crispy crust. Turned out amazing! It was also really quick to prepare which is nice for a busy weekday. We ended up eating the whole thing in one sitting.0 Helpful
This turned out fantastic! We used premade cauliflower crusts to go grain free.0 Helpful
Perfect weeknight meal. Delicious flavors.0 Helpful
Quick and so good! We used turkey instead of roast beef. Next time we'll try precooked chicken sausage. Skipped the salad because the tomatoes didn't last but we didn't miss it.0 Helpful