This Low Carb Philly Steak Pizza is my gluten-free homemade version of a Philly Cheese Steak Pizza! It is loaded with tons of thin sliced steak, perfectly sautéed red and green peppers, red onions, and don’t for get the cheese. No need to give in to high carb take out when it is so easy to make at home.
Low-Carb Philly Steak Pizza Will Be a Meat Lover’s Jam!
If you’re a lover of super meaty pizza then this pizza will be your pizza to end all pizzas. This Low Carb Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is loaded with so much meaty goodness you’ll be in cheesy heaven.
My son and husband said that this was by far their favorite of all three pizzas I now have on the blog. I’m not a huge lover of meat on my pizza so I particularly loved the cheese and all the peppers and onions.
But I must admit, the beefy flavor was delicious and very filling. Pizza is my weakness so I’m glad I can find recipes like this that makes it possible for me to still enjoy it.
If you or your family are pizza fans than you are going to love this homemade Philly Steak Pizza because it has all the flavors of a Philadelphia Cheese Steak to make it the ultimate low carb and gluten free comfort food.
It can be customized to yours or the family’s likings with a few simple tweaks. You can always add more of less steak, choose between the creamy alfredo sauce I recommend or go with a tangy marinara sauce.
And what’s a pizza without cheese, right? In keeping with the Philly Cheese Steak theme the recipe calls for Provolone Cheese but again there’s room to modify it here by adding cheddar or just go traditional pizza style by using mozzarella cheese.
Are you a Philly Steak fan? If not, hopefully I’ve grabbed your attention enough so you keep scrolling because this recipe really is noteworthy and one the whole family will love.
How To Add More Flavor To the Low Carb Pizza Crust
The fat-head dough used in this recipe is simple and can be used in many different ways or different pizzas. The ingredients are pretty simple and the flavor is pretty mild but that doesn’t mean you can’t jazz it up.
Depending on what type of pizza I’m making at the time time, I love adding a couple shakes of seasoning that go well with the flavors on top of the pizza.
In this pizza I added some Italian Seasoning and garlic powder, but you could even try onion powder, parsley, or oregano.
It’s simple, just add your favorite seasoning to the dry ingredients before you mix it with the melted cheese to form the dough. I love how it gives the crust some extra personality. No reason to have a bland crust when you have such bold flavors on top of the pizza, right?
Can I Make Low Carb Pizza Crust Ahead of Time?
If you find yourself wanting to save time on the night you are going to make this pizza, one of my best tips is to make the pizza crust ahead of time. You can make the pizza crust the morning of to use later or even make it the night before.
I like to take some time each month to make several of the low carb pizza crusts up for when my family requests pizza. It really does save me a huge step in the process so I would suggest making your dough ahead of time if you are able to.
Simply mix together your dough per the directions, wrap your dough in plastic wrap, place it in the fridge if you are going to roll it out later. You may need to warm it a little in the microwave so it softens up.
I prefer to make my dough and free it on pizza pans so if you are interested in how I do that check out this article on How to Freeze Low Carb Pizza Dough.
What Are the Best Toppings For This Pizza Recipe?
Earlier in this post I talked about how easy it is to make adjustments to this pizza and that is so true. A lot of Philly Cheese Steak Pizzas will also have mushrooms on them but I choose to leave these off our our pizza because my son and husband are not huge fans for what they have deemed “the fungus stuff”.
So if you want to add them back onto this pizza, like I would if it was just for me, then go ahead and load it up with some mushrooms as well. I know it would be delicious!
THINLY SLICED STEAK
When it comes to steak, we all love Ribeye the best, so when I can find it or if I have it on hand I will use that for this recipe. But for the sake of time and budget sometimes I go with an easier route and use a box of Steak-Umm thinly sliced steak. You just add it frozen to the pan and quickly fry it until it is cooked and you’re done. Again, do what is easier and better for you if using thin sliced ribeye steaks.
Bell Peppers and Red Onions
It’s traditional that Philly Cheese Steaks have onions and peppers so there are not surprises here. I used a red and green pepper here just for some added color and a little sweetness from the red pepper. Bell Peppers can be higher in carbs so you only need a half a small red pepper and a half a small green pepper to get plenty of that good texture and flavor. I also add a small amount of red onion for flavor. I love the veggie part of this pizza.
Choosing The Pizza Sauce
The sauce could really go either way here if you aren’t a fan of a creamy low carb alfredo then you could stick to a traditional red pizza sauce, just look for one that is the lowest in carbs. I use a small amount of alfredo because I think it compliments the rest of the toppings but I do think a little acidity from a marinara would be a good way to break up some of the richness on this pizza too.
Cheese, Cheese, and Cheese
So when it comes to a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, generally, the cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, yep you heard me. That bright orange cheese spread you can buy in jars at the grocery store. But since it is not low carb and I’m not a fan, I choose to go with one of the other most common substitutions, provolone. I love the flavors of the sharp provolone, but if you don’t, then try cheddar or the go-to pizza cheese, mozzarella.
You really can’t mess up this pizza no matter the route you take. So get in the kitchen and get to cooking, then come back and tell me how you like it and what changes you made!
If you’re craving pizza but want it on a smaller scale, then be sure to check out this yummy pizza chaffle from my friend over at Kicking Carbs Blog.
A low carb pizza curst topped with creamy sauce, thinly sliced steak, peppers and onions, and of course cheese!
- 12 ounces of shaved or thinly sliced steak
- 1/2 of a small green bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 of a small red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/3 cup of your favorite alfredo sauce
- 1/3 of a small onion, sliced
- 1 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to your tastes
- 1 cup Shredded Provolone Cheese
- 1 tablespoon of oil for sautéing
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray and and sauté the thinly sliced steak until it is cooked through. I use the Steakum Brand from the frozen section so it cooks quickly.
- Remove the cooked steak from the skillet and drain any grease that may have cooked out. Transfer the steak to a bowl and set aside.
- Next sauté the onions and peppers that you have sliced in the same skillet that the steak was cooked in. After they slightly tender add them to small bowl and set aside until later.
- Now you'll need to prepare the low carb pizza crust. This recipe is my version of a fat head cheese dough that makes the crust. You can use your favorite pizza crust recipe if preferred.
- When you have the crust dough ready, spray a pizza stone or baking sheet with cooking spray and press the dough out into a pizza shape. Making sure to get it the same thickness all over.
- Then place the pizza crust into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Once the pizza crust has baked take it out and top it with the pizza sauce and spread it out evenly. Add the steak next in an even layer.
- On top of the steak sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese then layer on the bell peppers and onions before topping with the rest of the cheese.
- Place the pizza back in the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pizza is nice and bubbling.
- When the pizza is cooked let it cook for 5 minutes before slicing into 10 slices and serving.
Serving Sizeper 1 slice
Amount Per ServingCalories 273Total Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gSodium 415mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 16g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
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