July 16, 2013

Easy Cheesesteak Pizzas

I've never been to Philadelphia, so I really know nothing about cheesesteaks.  Most Pennsylvanians, if you ask them, will tell you that Philadelphia is not "Pennsylvania".  It's "New Jersey".  We're not proud of the place.  In fact, if the Keystone State could figure out a way to sell good ol' Philly to New Jersey, I'm sure we would.  And I'm sure they'd take it.

I do, however, love the combination of ingredients that go into a cheesesteak.  No mayo, marinara, lettuce, or tomato for me, though.  This is about grilled peppers, sweet onions, thinly cut steak strips, and cheese.  I've used mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, swiss, a combination of these....it doesn't really matter!  I don't prefer American cheese, but I hear that can be on authentic Philly cheesesteaks.

I made this "pizza" two years ago and, ohmygosh, was it good!  Like, I would eat the whole thing by myself (and I did a couple of times).  This is a lighter version of that.  I made these Cheesesteak Pizzas a few weeks ago (since we're now addicted to Greek flatbread), and I can see them becoming a regular in our meal rotation.  Let's face it, I'll eat anything in pizza form anyway.  This is just another way to incorporate pizza into the weekly menu.

As for the steak, I used thinly sliced flank steak, seasoned with a little salt, pepper, steak sauce, onion powder...the usual suspects.  I think a marinade of some sort would make this steak extra tasty, but I didn't plan far enough ahead for that.  Next time!

Easy Cheesesteak Pizzas

Greek flatbreads or pitas
thinly sliced onion (cooked until soft and brown...or you can caramelize them)
thinly sliced bell pepper (cooked until soft)
thinly sliced steak, cooked (I do mine in a frying pan, but leftover grilled steak is even better!)
Whatever kind of cheese you prefer

Line a baking sheet with foil and heat oven to 400 degrees.
Lay out the flatbreads on the foil and top with steak, onions, and peppers.  Sprinkle on the cheese.  Bake until the flatbreads are crispy and the cheese is melted.



  1. This looks DELICIOUS and so colorful for summer :) Definitely pinning this one!

  2. Amen for wanting to get rid of Philly. We call it Filth-adelphia.

  3. I may just have to try this!

  4. This sounds so good! I love anything with flank steak so I think I'm going to have to make this at some point.

  5. Sounds yummy! :)

    And I totally agree that we Pennsylvanians would be happy to get rid of Philly. ;)

  6. I'm like you, I'll eat anything in pizza form! And this looks sooo good! Mouth is watering. :)

  7. Mmm! We love pizza - our current fave is chicken bacon ranch - but I think we'll have to try this next :)

  8. I love cheesteak, anything! But haven't had a good one in years (or one at all, for that matter)...this seems more healthy too than a restaurant...your photo is great and makes me *sort of* want to like the screen, haha.

  9. My husband will like these! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Yummy!! These look so amazing! :)

    Just found your cute blog, randomly, and so excited to read more and follow along via GFC!!




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