Italian Pizzaiola (Beefsteak Pizza Style)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This Italian steak is requested often by my family. I serve it with a fresh salad, warm bread, and with either mashed potatoes or pasta. The steaks make a very thin olive oil type sauce that can be used with the pasta. Don't forget the Chianti!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F is using glass baking dish).
  2. Place steaks, in one layer, in a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Mash up tomatoes and pour on top of steaks, spreading to cover steaks.
  4. Sprinkle with oregano, parsley, onion salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic.
  5. Drizzle olive oil on top and bake, uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  6. Take steaks out of oven; sprinkle tops with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted.
  8. *NOTE* If you want to use the sauce over pasta, you might want to add 1 (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce along with the can of stewed tomatoes to make it go a little further.
Most Helpful

Easy, yummy, and very cheesy (I used 2 c., of course). Wouldn't change a thing. The steaks are tender, and the flavor is superb.

evewitch March 14, 2004

This wasn't a home run for us. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Something was lacking, but I'm not sure what. The other reviews are good, and I feel like I missed something, but I double-checked the ingredient list and didn't omit any spices.

Kathy :-( April 01, 2010

This was SO good and super easy! I used canned diced tomatoes instead of the stewed tomatoes. Instead of the onion salt, I used onion powder mixed with some salt. Next time I may cut back on the red pepper as it had a bit of a bite. For 5 minutes of work this is a wonderful dish! We served it with My Own Garlic Bread. Thanks for posting--we will definitely be making this again!

lucid501 January 10, 2007