March 19, 2010

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Friday night at our house is usually pizza night. Sometimes we order out but usually we make it. I have to use two large rectangular baking sheets and that feeds us plenty with some leftovers for the next day.


Stuffed Crust Pizza

Dough
10 sticks mozzarella string cheese
1 1/2 cups pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce (the latter is cheaper and doesn't taste any different)
4 oz. shredded colby jack cheese
16 oz. mozzarella
pepperoni
Parmesan cheese (I used Parmesan/Romano blend)
Basil
Oregano
Garlic powder

(I usually add browned sausage, onions, green pepper, and black olives on one of the pizzas but I didn't have those since we were eating from the pantry last week.)

Spray the cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Put two large clumps of dough on the cookie sheets and pat out with greased hands. Make sure you make the edges of the dough touch the pans and be a little thick. Cut the string cheese in half and then in half lengthwise. Push them into the edges of the dough.



Once you've laid out all the string cheese start folding over the dough so it encases the cheese.


Spread out the pizza or spaghetti sauce. Try not to touch the seams where your dough encased the cheese or they may unroll and the cheese will melt out.



Sprinkle half the mozzarella on the cheese and then the colby jack. Then lay out the toppings.



Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan/Romano cheese (I use the kind in the can), garlic powder, oregano, and basil (there's not a specific amount...it depends on what you like).



Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Ovens vary, and if you are baking two pizzas you'll need to rotate them.


Enjoy!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Friday night is Pizza Night at our house. I've never done the stuffed crust, but I'll be giving it a try tonight! Thanks for the idea! ~Kelly in MN

Carmen said...

Our kiddos aren't big fans of plain crust...with stuffed crust every little crumb is gobbled up! : )

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if the pillsbury pizza dough would work instead of making the dough from scratch...my husband would love this!!!

Carmen said...

It just might! If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out! : )

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