Homemade Pizza with Steak, Arugula & Balsamic Reduction

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Whether a main dish or fancy appetizer, this Homemade Pizza with tender steak, spicy arugula, and Balsamic Reduction will definitely make your taste buds smile!

Mike and I are sitting on the couch watching the Olympics right now, Snowboarding Cross to be exact and it is seriously so intense. It is probably one of my favorite Winter Olympic sports to watch because there is so much action. Basically 6 snowboarders start at the top of the hill and race down to the bottom.  Which means 1) they are going crazy fast to be the first down the hill 2.) one little mistake and your done and 3.) there are lots of wipe outs.

Did you watch it last night?  It absolutely broke my heart that the US girl, Lindsay Jacobellis, had such a huge lead and literally 30 seconds before the end she caught the soft snow and wiped out. It was her second time going to the Olympics and the second time this happened. As an athlete myself I know how hard it is to work crazy hard for something and then fall short by just a little bit. Ughh.. no fun!!

Anywho, that was what my husband and I were up to last night. 🙂

If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen that I took a poll to find out what kind of recipe ya’ll wanted to see today, it was between pizza and a burger. Well, as you can see the Homemade Pizza won out!

This Pizza is not your typical pizza, its kind of a fancy snooty pizza. But you will be so glad you went the snooty route instead of the plain jane pepperoni route.

It has a homemade whole wheat pizza dough, no sauce {yes its still amazing without the sauce}, juicy and tender new york strip steak, sweet roasted red peppers, spicy arugula, tangy creamy goat cheese, and a sweet homemade Balsamic Reduction. Basically its heaven in a bite, if heaven could be compacted into a bite. 🙂

To get started, make your own homemade whole wheat pizza dough. {recipe here} Preheat oven to 350º. In the meantime, heat a grill pan to medium high heat.

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Season 1 new york strip steak with salt & pepper on both sides, grill each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit. Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface to desired size. Move pizza to baking sheet.

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On dough, evenly spread out 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 julienned roasted red pepper, and 4 -6 oz. of crumbled goat cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Removed from oven and top with thinly sliced new york strip steak and 1 cup of fresh arugula. Top with a homemade balsamic reduction drizzle. {recipe here} Cut and serve!

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Homemade Pizza with Steak, Arugula, & Balsamic Reduction

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Pizza, Beef, Balsamic Reduction, Steak



  • Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • 23 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
  • 1 roasted red pepper, julienned
  • 1 new york strip steak, cooked then thinly sliced
  • 46oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • Balsamic Reduction for drizzle


  1. Make your own homemade whole wheat pizza dough. {recipe here}
  2. Preheat oven to 350º.
  3. In the meantime, heat a grill pan to medium high heat.
  4. Season 1 new york strip steak with salt & pepper on both sides, grill each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.
  5. Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface to desired size. Move pizza to baking sheet.
  6. On dough, evenly spread out olive oil, minced garlic, roasted red pepper, and crumbled goat cheese.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and top with thinly sliced new york strip steak and 1 cup of fresh arugula.
  9. Top with a homemade balsamic reduction drizzle. {recipe here}
  10. Cut and serve!


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41 Responses
  1. I love snowboarding cross as well but I think I prefer biathlon even more. There’s something about it that I found fascinating.
    I mean, the fact the targets can be as small as two inches or so across, and competitors shoot at them from 164 feet away after skiing their heart, it’s incredible.
    It’s like standing in center field of a baseball stadium and trying to shoot a walnut at home plate, after running 3 miles as fast as you can. Superhumans…

    Anyhoo, this is such an awesome flavor combo Krista for a pizza topping, I want to try it!

    1. haha.. I know! The biathlon is pretty intense. I hear that they train with their heart rate way up to get use to shooting with all that adrenaline and shaking from your heart pumping. Truly talented!

      Hope you get a chance to try it Mike, the flavors definitely are awesome.

  2. I saw the snowboarding cross last night and felt so so bad for her. And you could see the pain all over her face. Poor girl!

    This pizza on the other hand is just too BEAUTIFUL!! I don’t even want to eat it. Wait I lie, I want to gobble gobble it despite it’s fancy snooty status 🙂 I love everything about the toppings; steak, goat cheese, balsamic hmmmm! Ok, I shall go drool over this on my drive home. Thank you!

    1. I know, it just broke my heart. 🙁

      haha.. Zainab you always crack me up with the descriptions. Glad I could make you drool, thats the goal. Just make sure you wipe the drool off before you walk in the house and your hubbie sees it, cuz thats just gross. 🙂

  3. I watched the snowboarding cross too! It was my first time seeing it and got hooked immediately. It’s crazy how many of them fell down! I know, I felt so bad for Jacobellis too!

    This pizza sounds amazing! Love steak with balsamic reduction!

    1. I know right! I think I was so hooked because I was envisioning my last snowboarding trip in March. It was amazing, but BOTH my husband and I had some hard wipe outs and ended up in the ER. 🙁 {broken bones.. eek} But I would still so do it again because its a blast, so I get why those snowboarders do it!

      So glad you enjoyed the pizza. I need to try it with your spaghetti squash crust next time! 🙂

    1. Thanks Melanie, it is fantabulous! In fact, I have been craving it all week! 🙂 So glad you are enjoying the steak recipes lately, I know my hubbie is too. We are normally a chicken house, so he is loving all this meat. haha

    2. Thanks Melanie, it tastes fantabulous too! 🙂 My husband is loving all the steak recipes too, we are normally a chicken house so he is eating up all this steak and loving every second of it. 🙂

  4. Isn’t that crazy how fast they go?! I was lucky to watch when they had it here in Park City the last time. You won’t ever see me doing this…. I’m scared of (uncontrollable) speed!
    Love this creative pizza… so different and oh, so delicious looking!

    1. Yes, I was having a heart attach watching them. Because well, the last time I snowboarded Mike and I BOTH ended up in the hospital!!! I just get freaked out going so fast. But hey, to each his own. They are rocking it and good for them!

      Thanks so much Gloria, so happy you liked it.

  5. This pizza is stunning Krista! Wow, steak and crumbled goat cheese on pizza? It sounds amazing together with the arugula, steak and balsamic reduction! I will never look at plain jane pizza the same way again and will only be dreaming about this fancy snooty pizza from now on. Yum!

  6. Ok, so I totally can see myself eating this and watching the olympics too. Painted the perfect picture Krista! Love the ingredients on here…simple with pungent flavor! Arugula adds SO much to anything…I love topping it on any pizza. I will have to bookmark this. First time on your blog, I really like your style of food. Keep it up, its a winner 😉

    1. Aww.. thanks Kelly you are too sweet! I remember you from instagram, so hello there friend. 🙂

      You so need to try it, this was actually my first time adding arugula to a pizza but loved it. Guess I just caught up with you on that band wagon. 🙂 Have a great rest of the day girl, so excited to “see” you!

    1. Thanks Trish! Balsamic is totally the way to my heart too, obsessed with the stuff. Just a little bit always adds so much to a dish. Glad you liked it girl! Thanks for the pin. 🙂

  7. Very cool! I haven’t tried my own pizza in forever because I used to date this guy who hated homemade pizza crust. Yeah, don’t worry, he’s history now. =)
    Anyway, I like how the arugula is added after the pizza’s baked so it’s fresh instead of all wilt-y. Neat idea!

    1. WhAT, how can you hate homemade pizza crust? Good thing he is gone, crazy boy!

      Well, sounds like you are in need of a homemade pizza and this one will definitely hit the spot girl. Go out and make it. 🙂

    1. Thanks Adelina. We like to make pizza once a week too, especially once the summer comes because we like to put it on the grill. This crust is perfect for the grill or the oven. Plus it rises!!! Hip Hip Hurray… all the other recipes I tried didn’t. This one does. Finally. Hope you enjoy it girl!

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