How to Make Stuffed Crust Pizza Just Like Pizza Hut

August 3, 2014

When Pizza Hut released their famous stuffed crust pizza, it was revolutionary. It was like having a slice of pizza and a cheesy breadstick in one meal.  Ordering pizza can get expensive but this recipe from Pillsbury is an easy way to recreate stuffed crust pizza at home.  The trick to forming the cheesy crust is to tuck string cheese between the pizza dough.  For an extra layer of flavor, I like to brush mine with garlic butter before putting it in the oven. 

Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza
Courtesy of Pillsbury

1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
7 sticks (1 oz each) string cheese 1/2 cup pizza sauce
24 slices pepperoni (from 3.5-oz package)
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)

Heat oven to 425°F. Grease 12-inch pizza pan with shortening or cooking spray. Unroll dough; place in pan. Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan, pressing up and extending over sides by at least 1 inch. Place string cheese around inside edge of crust. Fold extended edge of dough over cheese; pinch firmly to seal.

Spoon sauce evenly over dough. Top with pepperoni and cheese blend.

Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese in center is melted. Cut into wedges.

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