3/30/09

Homemade Stuffed Crust Pizza

Piping Hot, straight from the oven, melted cheese, a tomato sauce and delicious toppings... pizza. It's something I have made every Saturday for the last 12 years.

It started out on Friday actually, as my husband worked late and I was home with the three children who were all under 6. We started our Friday Night Family Night tradition with pizza and popcorn and a great line up of tv shows. Soon the tv shows changed to less family friendly, and we switched to movies. This lasted until our oldest was a Freshman in High School and was a varsity cheerleader for football which forced us to change our Friday night movie night to Saturday... but still, 3 homemade pizzas, every Saturday at 6:00 and all their friends know it.

One of their favorites is when I make stuffed crust pizza. About ten years ago I learned the trick to quick and easy mozzarella stuffed crust pizzas and today I'm going to share it with anyone who might not already know it as well.


Ingredients:

1 pizza crust dough - not precooked
1 package mozzarella sticks (string cheese)
pizza sauce
toppings


Roll the pizza crust out to a circle but roll the edges about 1 1/2 inches larger than you want your pizza to be.





Taking an unwrapped mozzarella stick, roll the sticks up in the crust all the way around the pizza and press firmly to seal.


I like to spray the edges with a butter flavored spray like Pam and then make your pizza and bake as usual. Leave all meats off if you want to enjoy this during Lent. Making it all cheese with a bit of garlic and drizzled oil is delicious!
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