Stuffed crust pizza always makes me feel like a kid again. When I was growing up, my family would occassionally go to Pizza Hut for dinner. I have distinct memories of going to the all-you-can-eat salad bar and feeling very adult. I’d usually go with a salad of iceberg lettuce, green peas, chinese noodles, and ample amounts of ranch dressing. Mmmm, ranch dressing. Now that’s another comfort food. But I digress.
Once I had matured past the kiddie personal pan pizza, I could partake in the grown-up pizza. And when I got lucky, my parents would agree to a stuffed crust pie. Stuffed crust pizza was such a treat! After I’d devoured the cheesy, dougy pizza, I was still left with a cheese filled breadstick. Yum. What could be better than more cheese and bread after you’ve finished a piece of pizza? Nothing, I tell ya. Nothing.
Stuffed Crust Pizza
(makes one personal pizza)
- Pizza dough
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup mozzerella cheese
- 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
- 3 mozzerella sticks
- Prepare pizza dough (allow up to two hours for rising time) or use previously prepared dough. I used 1/4 of the pizza dough yield from this recipe.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Roll your dough into a large circle. Place dough onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.
- Cut mozzerella sticks in half lengthwise and down the middle. You’ll end up with 12 rectangular pieces.
- Place mozzerella sticks around the edge of the dough. Fold dough over the mozzerella and seal closed.
- Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the center of the dough. Toss cheese and pepperoni on top.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before cutting.
What foods make you think of your childhood?
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