• January 2, 2015
Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Our family loves pizza. And we love coming up with new flavors. This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza with Pretzel Crust is definitely on the all-time favorite list.

My husband thinks that just about anything is better with this pretzel dough, and so of course it was his idea to do a pizza.

I’ve been wanting to do a cheese steak pizza for awhile, and the two ideas really complement each other. I had to use official Philly Cheese Steak flavors, so I used Cheez Whiz as the sauce and shredded provolone cheese on the top. I also used the frozen meat that is most like on a cheese steak that you would get in Philadelphia. This isn’t gourmet people, this is hole-in-the-wall type of food. And it’s really delicious.

We’ve had this pizza several times; shared it with visitors on a few occasions. And the result is unanimous: it’s pretty much amazing!

Seriously, if you are into pizzas that are not the usual pepperoni and cheese, and if you like Philly Cheese Steaks, you have got to give this a try!

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza with Pretzel Crust

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 recipe Pretzel Breadsticks, for dough
  • 3 tablespoons Cheez Whiz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 packages Philly Cheese Steak, from frozen package*
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded provolone cheese


  1. Make the dough according to directions just until allowed to double.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat and cook the onion, pepper and mushrooms until soft, then pour into a bowl and set aside.
  4. In same skillet, cook the meat according to package directions.
  5. Roll dough out to desired thickness.
  6. Spread Cheez Whiz over crust, then top with sautéed vegetables and cheese steak. Then sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Mix hot water and baking soda. Brush along the outside of crust.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.


*I was able to find frozen cheesesteak meat at walmart (it was a walmart brand item) and the meat was in chunks about the size of my hand that you break apart as you cook. Steak-ums will work too, but you might want to cut them into smaller pieces after cooking.



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