We are big pizza fans around my house and usually make it once a week. Generally I do a traditional thin-crust pizza on a pizza stone and call it a day, but thanks to Garfield the cat, my kids recently became obsessed with stuffed crust pizza. I know it’s a recipe that’s popular on the Pizza Hut menu, so I decided to do some research and make my own healthier, fake-out stuffed crust pizza recipe at home. Turns out, it’s crazy easy to make deep-dish stuffed crust pizza, and it’s super delicious. The kids loved helping me stuff the crust and, truth be told, making it in a cast iron pan is way less messy than flouring up my counter top and rolling out my thin-crust dough. This may very well be our new go-to pizza recipe. Win for mama! The kids approved, and I hope Garfield would too!
Pizza Hut Fake-Out: Stuffed Crust Pizza
Surprise! The kick is in the crust in this awesome dupe recipe.
- olive oil: 1 tablespoon
- store-bought pizza dough: 1, rested
- pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought): 1 cup
- mozzarella cheese: 1 8-ounce block, half of it shredded and the other half cut into ½-inch sticks
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Rub a well-seasoned 9-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil, making sure to spread oil up the sides as well.
Step 3: Press pizza dough out until it fills the entire skillet.
Step 4: Place slices of mozzarella around the edge of the pizza. Fold dough over the cheese and press to seal.
Step 5: Place sauce and cheese on the pizza and bake for 15-18 minutes. Cheese will be brown and bubbly. Enjoy!
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