Food & Drink

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Serves: 8

This recipe is from "Pillsbury Pizza Night" (Wiley, $14.95).


1 can (13.8 ounces) refrigerated classic pizza crust dough

7 sticks (1 ounce each) string cheese

½ cup pizza sauce (see note)

24 slices pepperoni

2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 12-inch pizza pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Unroll dough; place in pan.

Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan and at least 1 inch up sides.

Place string cheese around inside edge of crust. Fold extended edge of dough over cheese, pinch firmly to seal.

Spread sauce evenly over dough. Top with pepperoni and cheese blend. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese in center is melted. Cut into wedges. Makes 8 servings.

Note: If you don't have pizza sauce, you can use tomato pasta sauce or salsa.