Friday, January 17, 2014

Philly Steak Pizza with Homemade Cheez Whiz


What could be better than eating an Oreo Cookie, a Twinkie or a Hostess Chocolate Cupcake?  How about eating one made from scratch hot out of the oven.  I was given the cookbook, Classic Snacks Made From Scratch, written by Casey Barber to review and I  am crazy about this cookbook. I love being able to make cookies, cakey treats, cheesy snacks, ice cream treats and candies right in my own kitchen.  Making it yourself lets you know exactly what's going into them.  Today I made the super easy made from scratch Cheez-Whiz.  The "Whiz" is best known as the cheese of choice for the classic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.  My kids love pizza, so I decided make a Philly Cheese Steak pizza to make it even more fun. 

I did use some store bought Naan for this pizza, but you can just as easily use pizza dough or any store bought pizza crust.   The Cheez-Whiz also makes a great base for mac'n cheese, dips and much much more.

Classic Snacks Made from Scratch also has these wonderful recipes:

Nutter Butter Cookies
Animal Crackers
Entenmann's Donuts
Klondike Bars
Fruit Roll ups

Recipe from Classic Snacks Made From Scratch Homemade Cheez-Whiz:

4oz extra sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 oz cream cheese
1/4 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 cup whole or reduced fat milk  

Blend all ingredients except milk in food processor until smooth.  Bring milk to a gentle simmer and pour hot milk over blended cheese mixture.  

To make my Philly Cheese Steak Pizza:
Homemade Cheez-Whiz (per above recipe)
1/2lb lean steak cut into strips (against the meat grain)
1 green bell pepper cut into strips
1 medium onion cut into slices
salt and black pepper to taste
red chili flakes to taste
large pinch granulated garlic
Pizza base of choice (Naan, Boboli etc...)

Prepare Homemade Cheez-Whiz per directions above. Set aside.  Slice Steak, bell pepper and onion.  Heat 1 Tbs canola oil in skillet and add steak when oil is hot.  Saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add bell pepper and onion with seasoning.  Saute until meat is cooked and the peppers and onions have soften to desired texture. 

Apply Homemade Cheez-Whiz on pizza.  Top with steak/pepper/onion mixture.  Drizzle a little more Homemade Cheez-Whiz.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until crust is baked and cheese is bubbly (Time varies depending on crust).

 Disclosure: I received a copy of the Classic Snacks Made From Scratch to do this review. I was not compensated. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Haha, cheese whiz grosses me out but my husband loves it. Wouldn't he be happy if I served him this pizza. Plus since it would be homemade I could munch on it too.

  2. My husband was just saying a couple of days ago that he waned to make a philly cheese steak pizza with cheese whiz! Now I can point him to this recipe for homemade cheese whiz!

  3. I love made from scratch recipes too! Sounds like a great book.

  4. I love this! I really do like all the things that you do with pizza. So many different creations. And yes, I love homemade over store-bought.

  5. How fun!! You always have such fun things to make Ramona!

  6. WOO MORE PIZZA! You keep reminding me how i haven't had pizza in way way too long. Oh and combining pizza with philly cheese steaks? BRILLIANT!

  7. Oh my goodness! I have got try this ASAP!! Totally bookmarking and trying soon. Make sure you stop by my link party today, #OmNomNomFriday, and share this with everybody!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  8. Your pizzas look very deluctible and your presentation is perfect. You take great pictures to show on your blog.

  9. That looks like a tasty lunch!

  10. What an irresistible pizza! And a great substitution for Cheez Whiz!!!

  11. Homemade Cheez Whiz?!?! You can do that?! AWESOME! :-D Looooove the pizza!

  12. I'm not a big chees whiz fan but I would try this anyday!

  13. Oh Cheese Whiz! Haven't had that since college. Shortly after getting married I read the list of ingredients and haven't touched it since then. So thanks for a homemade version with GOOD STUFF! :) That pizza is just downright decadent my friend!


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