Stuffed crust pizza is not only super delicious and cheesy, it is super easy to make! It will have you, your kids, your grandkids, whoever coming back slice after slice. Oh, the best part, it’s PIZZA, the possibilities with toppings and changeups are endless!
All you will need for this meal is pre-made pizza dough, pizza sauce, string cheese sticks, and mozzarella cheese. Optionally, you can add whatever toppings you’d like! I added pepperoni, bell peppers, and bacon bits.
Prepping the dough
First things first, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Next, grab a cookie sheet and grease it with olive oil. Open up your pizza dough and roll it out onto the cookie sheet evenly spreading it using your hands. If you would like to have a thinner pizza, use a larger cookie sheet. Once the dough is spread place cheese sticks around the outer edges, leaving enough dough on the outside to roll over.
Once the cheese sticks are placed around the edge you will fold the dough over completely covering the cheese sticks. You will want to make sure you attach/press the dough down once it is rolled over so that it doesn’t unroll. After it is rolled add your oregano on the crust and pre-cook the dough for about 6 minutes.
This is what the pizza will look like after pre-baking the crust.
Making the pizza
So now that the crust is pre-cooked you can start adding your toppings. Start by adding your pizza sauce and spreading it evenly around the inside of the dough.
Next, add your mozzarella cheese followed by whatever toppings you’d like. I prefer adding the mozzarella before the toppings because I feel like it cooks quicker and the toppings, like pepperoni, get incorporated into the pizza better.
The last thing to do is bake it. Throw it back in your oven at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until the pizza’s crust is golden brown.
Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
- 1 tube Pizza dough I use pre-made dough
- 8 sticks String cheese
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
- 2 tsp Dry oregano
- 1/2 cup Pizza sauce
- 6 oz Pepperoni optional
- 6 oz Bacon bits optional
- 6 oz mixed veggies optional
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Grease a cookie sheet and lay your dough on the cookie sheet spreading it to your desired thickness. Place the string cheese sticks evenly all the way around the outer edge of the crust, leaving enough on the outside to roll it over.
Roll the outside of the crust over the cheese. Add your oregano and pre-bake the dough for 5-6 minutes.
Pull the dough out and add your pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and desired toppings. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes (until the toppings and cheese are cooked and the crust is golden brown).
Cut, serve, and enjoy!
And that’s it! Pizza Hut won’t have anything on this stuffed crust pizza ;). Leave your comments and questions below.