Stuffed Crust Pizza (with optional parmesan crust topping)

Stuffed Crust Pizza

  • 1/2 recipe pizza crust
  • 8 mozzarella cheese sticks, halved and frozen
  • sauce, shredded cheese, and other desired pizza toppings
  • olive oil
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • italian seasoning
  • garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare a pizza pan by lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray and dusting with cornmeal. Roll the dough out a little bit larger than you normally would for a non-stuffed crust pizza. I normally roll out to about 14-16″ in diameter (I have a large pizza pan). Place rolled crust on prepared pan.

Line the halved cheese sticks up around the edges of the pizza crust. Fold the edge of the crust over the cheese sticks and press tightly to seal the cheese sticks in. This is an important step. If you don’t seal it tightly enough, the cheese sticks will melt out onto the pizza!

Spread sauce, cheese, and toppings on pizza. For optional parmesan topped crust: brush crust with olive oil and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Bake for 14-16 minutes.

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