Philly Cheesesteak French Bread Pizza combines two favorite flavors thinly sliced steak, sautéed onions, and melted provolone cheese atop a crispy French bread crust.
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You can turn your ordinary pizza night into something incredible with these flavorful pizzas with melty cheese, slices of juicy rib-eye steak and tender onions on top of crusty French bread slices. You can't go wrong with homemade pizzas like my Supreme French Bread Pizzas or my Cast Iron Skillet Pizza. They're all delicious and easy dinners.
Why this pizza combination is so good
You only need simple pantry staples to make these homemade pizzas. Nothing crazy from the local grocery store, and when you use French bread instead of homemade pizza crust, you don't have to roll out the pizza dough by hand either.
These pizzas are easy to customize and have such great flavor. Plus, you can change the toppings easily to better suit your tastebuds. Cheesesteak pizzas are great as a meal or cut into smaller slices to serve as an appetizer on game day.
- Oil: olive oil
- Steak: boneless rib eye steak, any good quality steak.
- Herbs and spices: kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic cloves
- Sauces and spreads: Worcestershire sauce adds deep flavor to the beef.
- Mayonnaise: Use real mayonnaise.
- Fresh veggies: Green bell pepper and sliced onion
- Bread: A loaf of French bread
- Cheese: Provolone cheese is what I used, but mozzarella cheese, Pepper Jack, or white cheddar cheese could all work. You could also make a cheesy white sauce to pour on top of the stuffed French bread pizzas.
How to make Philly Cheesesteak French bread pizzas
- Step 1: Put the steak on your cutting board and cut into thin strips.
- Step 2: In a large skillet add olive oil and tender steak slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook. Flip steak slices over and finish cooking for a couple minutes. Pour on Worcestershire sauce and toss to coat steak before removing from skillet.
- Step 3: Reduce heat and add the rest of the oil with the veggies and cook until they're soft.
- Step 4: Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Step 5: Slice loaf of French bread in half lengthwise on a clean cutting board. Spread mayo evenly over the top of the bread.
- Step 6: Add cheese slices to the mayo-covered bread slices. Place cooked peppers and onions onto the cheese slices.
- Step 7: Add the cooked steak and juices.
- Step 8: Top the steak with the rest of the cheese. Transfer pizzas to a baking sheet to bake and serve.
- To make cutting the steak into thin slices easier, pop it into the freezer for 1 hour.
- It's okay for the steak to still have a little pink in it when you remove it from the skillet since it will bake a bit more in the oven.
- Green peppers can be swapped for red bell peppers, yellow, or orange peppers if desired.
- Mayo can be swapped out for garlic butter if you don't like it.
- You can garnish these pizzas with parmesan cheese.
- Like some heat? Add some crushed red pepper flakes.
- Store leftovers of this delicious meal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven.
Ribeye steak is known for its marbling, which adds flavor and tenderness to the meat. But, you can swap it out for another cut. Make sure you choose a high-quality steak and cut it into thin slices, against the grain. Other cuts of steak such as sirloin steak or flank steak would also work.
Sure, you'll want to use crusty white bread though. If you have good crusty hoagie rolls or crusty garlic bread, that would work nicely. You could also add some cheese to the bread and toast it so it melts and becomes cheesy bread before spreading on the mayo for even more cheesiness.
Yes, once you've baked these and let them cool to room temperature, flash-freeze them before wrapping them with plastic wrap and putting them in a freezer-safe ziptop bag. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating in the oven.
Philly Cheesesteak French Bread Pizza
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounce boneless rib eye steak
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 small onion cut into slices
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 loaf French bread
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 16 slices provolone cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Place the rib eye on a cutting board and cut into thin strips. (You can pop it into the freezer for 1 hour to help with the slices)
- Heat a large skillet on medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the steak, salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes flipping halfway through. Add in the Worcestershire sauce and give it a toss. Remove steak to a plate (it’s okay if it still has pink it will cook a little more in the oven.)
- Reduce the heat to medium low and add the remaining olive oil and add in the green peppers and onions cook 2-3 minutes just until soft. Add in the garlic and cook another minute.
- Place the French bread on a cutting board and slice the loaf in half lengthwise.
- Spread the mayonnaise evenly over the halves. Place 4 slices of cheese on each half. Optional: You can place the french bread slices on a piece of aluminium foil with it scrunches around the pizza to help it stay flat.
- Place the green peppers and onions evenly over the cheese, followed by the steak (don’t forget the delicious juice).
- Finally add the rest of the cheese slices on top and bake.
- Remove from the oven and cut into slices and serve!