Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza

Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is the BEST pizza!! It was supper last night :)

What you'll need:

3 cups biscuit mix
2/3 cup very hot water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 smoked string cheese pieces. cut lengthwise in half (you can use regular string cheese if you prefer)
¼ cup Italian-style tomato paste
1 small onion, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 medium bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 can (4 oz) mushroom pieces and stems, drained
½ package (3.5-oz size) sliced pepperoni
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained, if desired
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

In large bowl, stir biscuit mix, water and oil until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Let stand 8 minutes. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Grease 12-inch pizza pan with shortening or cooking spray. Press dough on bottom and 1 inch over side of pizza pan. Place string cheese along edge of dough. Fold 1 inch edge of dough over and around cheese; press to seal. Bake 7 minutes. Spread tomato paste over crust. Top with onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, pepperoni and olives. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Slice into 8 pieces. Serve with parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers.

biscuit mix - $3.00
string cheese - $2.59/pkg
tomato paste - $0.49/can
onion - $1.12
bell pepper - $0.90
mushrooms - $1.25
pepperoni - $1.69
shredded cheese - mozzarella - $2.85
Total - $9.19

3 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

Tracy said...

That sounds great, I have never tried making my own pizza dough. My kids will love the stuffed crust idea!

sherri said...

Thanks for posting this. I'll be sure to try this one.

aries28 said...

I love this pizza recipe, my boys, well and me too, LOVE pizza, sounds great for the weekend!

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