Sunday, February 5, 2012

Game Day Philly Cheese Steak Pizza-Pizza of the Month!

Now I am not a fan of this game at all! I only watch bits n pieces with my son who is a great lover of the game and is very much excited as his team, Patriots were in the superbowl! I only kept the tab on scores and who was winning or losing as I was preparing his favorite foods for the game evening. I made boneless chicken wings(recipe to follow!) and this pizza which according to him was the yummiest, tastiest pizza I’ve made by far! BTW, this comment gets repeated every time I try new pizza so now I don’t worry about it anymore. Before it concerned me so much that for days, I would keep on thinking what could have possibly gone wrong with all those pizzas I made, how come he didn’t like them. Now, I don’t care anymore as I have known all the comments that will follow after every new pizza I make.

I only added a few more seasonings to it and yes, a serious drizzle of Sriracha, his favorite hot sauce on top of the crust before I added toppings. We love Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and I thought why not try making a pizza with those same toppings? I used chicken instead of beef and mushrooms in the pizza sauce. The taste was just awesome. I know I will be making this pizza more often now.

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

1 pizza base
1-1/2 cups marinara sauce
1 cup mushrooms, sliced and sauted
1 medium onion, sauted
1 each medium green and red pepper, sliced
2-3 cups shredded chicken(Optional)
1 roasted garlic head
2-3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
6-8 provolene cheese slices
1-2 tbsp olive oil

How to:

Heat the oven to 425° F.
Drizzle oil on top of pizza base.
Smear the base with roasted garlic.
Spread marinara sauce on top of it.
Spread the base with all the cheeses.
Now arrange chicken, onion, mushrooms and peppers strips on cheese.
At this point, you can sprinkle Italian seasonings, dry basil or garlic powder to your liking and Sriracha sauce if you like it hot!
Bake in hot oven for about 30 minutes or the base is nicely golden brown.
Cut into wedges and serve.

Basic Pizza Dough
1 pkg. dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. oil
1 tsp. sugar
3 c. flour

Mix ingredients together, adding flour last. Cover and let rise 1 hr.


  1. Without chicken that would be great

  2. Very delicious pizza,amazingly done..yummy!!

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  3. Handmade and homemade pizza always catch my attention...this looks yum...

  4. The pizza looks delicious. straight out of pizza hut..! Loved it..!

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