Stuffed Crust Steak Cheese PizzaLately, I feel like I could eat pizza for dinner every night. And, that’s a good thing because we sure have been eating our fair share of it. With this extensive DIY house renovation taking place, there has been some serious take-out food happening at the LKBF abode.  One day I’m writing about these tasty, homemade chicken wing dumpling cups and the next day I’m pounding down some slices of definitely-not-the-best-ever Pizza Hut pizza. Life is funny like that, I guess.

Until the house is finished, cooking or baking may be pretty sporadic around these parts. But, once in a while, we do take a break from the gallons of paint, many linear feet of trim, and at least 52 different varieties of screws. And when we do, we take advantage of that free time to make food that we know will not disappoint. That’s precisely how this pepper jack stuffed crust pizza came about.

Slice of Stuffed Crust Pizza with Steak & Cheese

This recipe is simple way to make an above-average pizza at home and also use up some leftovers.  Step 1 – make our Crockpot Italian Beef.  Step 2 – Serve the Italian Beef hoagies to your family for a couple of nights. Step 3 – Once their sick and tired of eating sandwiches, use the remaining beef and peppers for this pizza recipe!  You know I just love a good crockpot recipe that will stretch dinner for days!  Of course, if you didn’t make the crockpot beef ahead of time, you could always grill up a steak and slice it thinly for this pizza. You will want to quickly sauté some red or green bell pepper in olive oil to use as an additional pizza topping, too.

Slices of Stuffed Crust Steak & Cheese Pizza

As if three cheeses and tender shredded beef toppings weren’t enough, you also have that crispy and spicy pepper jack stuffed crust.  Crust is my absolute favorite part of a pizza. I just love dipping a deliciously cheesy and crispy crust into a big bowl of chunky blue cheese dressing. So much, in fact, that I usually end up eating pizza in reverse.  This stuffed crust is almost like a side dish to pizza night. And, it so simple to create. Just stretch your dough a bit bigger than you ordinarily would. (We just let the extra dough hang over the edge of the pizza pan.)  Place the cheese of your choice around the edge of the pan, then fold the extra dough over to seal in the cheese. A perfect stuffed crust, every single time!


Pepper Jack Stuffed Crust Steak & Cheese Pizza

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish


  • 1 pizza dough (thawed or homemade)
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • leftover crockpot italian beef
  • banana peppers


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brush olive oil over a pizza pan. Stretch pizza dough out about 1/2 inch extra around the size of the pan.
2. Form shredded pepper jack cheese into a log and place around the inside edge of the pan. Fold dough over top of the pepper jack cheese to seal in.
3. Brush olive oil all over the center of the pizza. Top with romano cheese, dried oregano, and red pepper flake. Season well with pepper.
4. Top with 1/2 cup of mozzerella, then steak and peppers. Then, top with cheddar and remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle with extra romano cheese.
5. Use a fork to poke small holes into the crust. Place in oven for 20 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese is melted and bubbly.
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2 Responses to Pepper Jack Stuffed Crust Steak & Cheese Pizza

  1. Holy Moly! I should my Husband your picture and he slightly drooled and said that looks good!!

  2. Not should, showed my Husband, Sorry about that!

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