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Easy and cheesy, this homemade stuffed crust pizza is a family favorite! The dough is made from scratch, then the crust is stuffed with cheese before sauce and toppings are added for this ultimate, delicious recipe.
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This delicious stuffed crust pizza is one of our favorite homemade meals. A quick from scratch dough is stuffed with cheese before sauce and toppings and more cheese are added and then baked. You’ll love the hearty, robust flavor and ooey gooey cheese. You can also use our classic Homemade Pasta Sauce.

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Stuffed Crust Pizza

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STUFFED CRUST PIZZA INGREDIENTS

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For the dough:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package yeast
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

For the stuffed crust:

  • 2 ½ tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 whole milk mozzarella cheese sticks cut into 1-inch pieces

For the toppings:

  • Pizza sauce
  • pepperoni
  • 1 spicy sausage link, cooked
  • 5 strips of cooked bacon, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno, sliced
  • 2 small peppers, sliced
  • ⅓ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

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HOW TO MAKE THIS STUFFED CRUST PIZZA

STEP ONE: In a small measuring cup, add warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit until yeast starts to bubble and activate.

PRO TIP: The warm water should be approximately 80 degrees.

STEP TWO: Pour the above mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add 2 cups of flour, salt, butter, and garlic powder.

STEP THREE: Turn the mixer on and mix until the dough starts to come together. Add remaining dough and mix until all the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubles in size.

STEP FOUR: Preheat oven with cooking stone inside to 450 degrees.

STEP FIVE: On a well-floured surface, roll the dough into a 16-inch circle. Transfer to a well-floured pizza paddle.

PRO TIP: If you do not have a stone or a pizza paddle use a round pizza pan and assemble your pizza directly on the pan after you’ve rolled it out.

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STEP SIX: Place the pieces of cheese stick around the edge of the dough and pull the edges of the dough over the top of the cheese stick and press to seal.

PRO TIP: If the dough is having trouble sticking, wet the dough with additional butter to let it stick.

STEP SEVEN: Assemble your pizza by spreading sauce, cheese, and desired toppings over the top. Mix melted butter and garlic powder together and brush the edges with the butter.

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How Long to Bake Stuffed Crust Pizza

STEP EIGHT: Gently transfer the pizza from the paddle onto the hot stone. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven. Let cool slightly and slice in 8 pieces.

You can sprinkle with extra Parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes before serving if you’d like.

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A simple dough is made from scratch for the start of this recipe. Cheese is tucked into the crust, then a hearty sauce and favorite toppings and more cheese are added before it’s baked. You’ll love our ultimate stuffed crust pizza!

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Stuffed Crust Pizza

5 from 2 votes
Easy and cheesy, this homemade stuffed crust pizza is a family favorite! The dough is made from scratch, then the crust is stuffed with cheese before sauce and toppings are added for this ultimate, delicious recipe.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 24 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the dough:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package yeast
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

For the toppings:

  • Pizza sauce
  • pepperoni
  • 1 spicy sausage link cooked
  • 5 strips of cooked bacon chopped
  • ½ jalapeno sliced
  • 2 small peppers sliced
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 ½ tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 whole milk mozzarella cheese sticks cut into 1 inch pieces

Instructions
 

  • In a small measuring cup, add warm water (approx. 80 degrees), sugar and yeast. Let sit until yeast starts to bubble and activate.
  • Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add 2 cups of flour, salt, butter and garlic powder.
  • Turn the mixer on and mix until dough starts to come together. Add remaining dough and mix until all the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubles in size.
  • Preheat oven with cooking stone inside to 450 degrees.
  • On a well-floured surface roll dough into a 16 inch circle. Transfer to a well-floured pizza paddle.
  • Place the pieces of cheese stick around the edge of the dough and pull the edges of the dough over the top of the cheese stick and press to seal. (If the dough is having trouble sticking, wet the dough with additional butter to let it stick).
  • Assemble your pizza by spreading sauce, cheese and desired toppings over the top.
  • Mix melted butter and garlic powder together and brush the edges with the butter.
  • Gently transfer the pizza from the paddle onto the hot stone. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven. Let cool slightly and slice in 8 pieces.

Notes

If you do not have a stone or a pizza paddle use a round pizza pan and assemble your pizza directly on the pan after you’ve rolled it out.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal
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