Stuffed crust pizza is much easier than I was anticipating it to be, and is such a fun treat for everyone. I mean, who doesn’t love garlic bread with melty mozzarella inside? No one I know!
Stuffed Crust Pizza
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I used to work at Pizza Hut. I started off as a cook because I wasn’t 18 yet and couldn’t deliver, couldn’t serve alcohol, so onto the line I went.
I was the only female cook in the whole place, but I really grew to love it. After all, I was young so I didn’t even have to run the gigantic mixer and prep dough! Score 17 year old me!
One of the big secrets behind the curtain that was revealed to me was the stuffed crust pizza mystery. I don’t know WHAT my 17 year old self thought it was that they did to make this wonderful creation, but I never imagined it was as easy as stuffing a crust with string cheese. Well, in case you are anything like me, it is JUST that EASY!
Try it sometime and never have your kids (or yourself) throw away your pizza crust again. Whip up some extra pizza sauce and use it for dipping. Get fancy and use some of that new flavored string cheese. Basil and sundried tomato string cheese in my crust? Yes please!
This batch was just plain old part-skim mozzarella.
Spread the dough out a little more than you normally would, and lay out your string cheese.
Now fold over the dough and press to seal well.
Par-bake the crust and then top with your favorite toppings. Finish baking as you would any crust, and then let cool for about 5 minutes before you cut and enjoy!
- 6-8 unwrapped string cheese
- 1 batch pizza dough recipe
- toppings of your choice
- Prepare dough and spread out on pan. Place string cheese on it and fold dough over sealing the edges well.
- Half bake crust before topping it with your favorite sauce/cheese/toppings combination.