Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stuffed Crust Pizza

1 can Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust
7 sticks (give or take) string cheese
1/2 cup pizza sauce
pepperoni slices
2 cups (ish) Italian cheese blend

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease pizza pan with shortening or cooking spray. Or use parchment paper like I do - cuts down on dishes to wash! Unroll dough; place on pan. Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan, pressing up and extending over sides by at least one inch.
Place string cheese around inside edge of crust. Fold extended edge of dough over cheese; pinch firmly to seal.

Spoon sauce evenly over dough.

Top with pepperoni and cheese blend.

Bake 12-16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese in center is melted. This is the only picture I could capture because it was snatched up rather quickly!!

What I did differently from the recipe:
Of course, all the "numbers" on ingredients were fudged. I have no clue how many string cheese sticks I used. Same with the sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. I just used my own judgment in how much we would want.
What I'll do differently next time:
For one thing, next time I'll buy pizza sauce instead of pasta sauce. That's right. Stephen never noticed and I think the only reason I could tell it was pasta sauce was because I knew it. Obviously you can use things other than pepperoni and cheese but that's all he'll eat. Other than that, I might sprinkle some garlic salt or Parmesan over it the next time but I won't be changing anything about this recipe drastically!
Verdict: Thumbs up!


Two Scoops of Shoup said...

McCormick's makes this garlic bread sprinkle that I bet if you added to the crust would be super yummy!!

Amanda said...

Yum! I will definitely search for that in the store!

Two Scoops of Shoup said...

here is what I'm talking about. Oh and that pie is super easy and super yummy especially if you have a chocolate lover in the house LOL.