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Stuffed Crust Pizza

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Stuffed Crust Pizza
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 24 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 600kcal


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


  • 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.


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.


Calories: 600kcal