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, 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 sting cheese in my crust? Yes please!
This batch was just plain old part-skim mozzarella string cheese.
Start by mixing up a batch of dough. I have several great recipes for this on my site. They are all a little bit different, but equally good. Use whatever one suits you the best, or your current favorite.
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!
Stuffed Crust Pizza
- 6-8 unwrapped string cheese
- 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.
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