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Stuffed Crust Pizza

Stuffed Crust Pizza is much easier than I was anticipating, and is such a fun treat for everyone! I mean, who doesn’t love garlic bread with melty mozzarella inside? No one I know!

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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, and had no waitressing experience at that point (or almost none) so onto the pizza 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, cause you’ll regret it if you don’t! 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. Womp, womp, womp.

How to Make Stuffed Crust Pizza

Start by mixing up a batch of dough. I have a recipe for perfect pizza dough right here on my site. This easy pizza sauce recipe is almost my kids’ favorite, too.

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Spread the dough out a little more than you normally would, and layout your string cheese.

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Now fold over the dough and press to seal well.

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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!

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Yield: 1 pizza

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Stuffed Crust Pizza

So simple, I feel silly doing an actual recipe for this. Try my stuffed crust pizza today!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 6-8 unwrapped string cheese
  • 1 batch pizza dough
  • toppings of your choice


  1. Prepare dough according to instructions and spread out on pan. Place string cheese on it and fold dough over sealing the edges well.
  2. Half bake crust before topping it with your favorite sauce/cheese/toppings combination.


Pro tips!

  • Brush the crust with garlic herb butter before and after you bake it!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Monday 18th of November 2013

don't forget to brush with garlic butter and season after par baking! yummy!

Eric Anderson

Friday 3rd of May 2013

Now, the question is, do you have a preferred recipe for pizza dough and tips that stand up to even the least coordinated fellow with dough?

Nicole Johnson

Friday 3rd of May 2013

It is pretty easy, even without a mixer. Just knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes if you are doing it by hand before the first rise. That recipe will make enough for two large pizzas, and probably some extra for Garlic Fry Bread.

Nicole Johnson

Friday 3rd of May 2013

Here is my pizza dough recipe.

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