The Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza – Leave No Crust Behind!

The Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza | Mom On Timeout

One of my family’s favorite type of food is Italian.  I love making it because it is easy to prepare and so yummy!  I also love that my kids actually EAT their dinner when we make Italian.  Spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, and especially PIZZA are some family favorites.

Italian is probably one of the simpler cuisines to prepare because the recipes require common ingredients such as sauce,meat, and cheese.  I was recently introduced to the La Romanella line of products at my local Smart & Final.  Now, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to food – particularly Italian food – and I am seriously impressed with the fantastic flavor and quality ingredients found in La Romanella products!

This recipe is inspired by all the years of throwing away the leftover pizza crusts that reside on my children’s plates after dinner.  NO MORE I SAY!  The reason the crusts aren’t eaten is because they are lacking a few essential ingredients – namely cheese and meat.  This recipe solves the age-old problem and LEAVES NO CRUST BEHIND!  Now, if only I can figure out how to get them to eat the crusts of their sandwiches. 

I headed over to Smart & Final and picked up some of my favorite La Romanella products to make this divine pizza.  (You can check out my entire shopping trip here on Google+.) Sausage, pepperoni, salami, pizza sauce, cheese and olive oil.

Warning: Vegetarians – you may need to look away.  This gets pretty meaty!

Ingredients:
Pizza Dough (my recipe here)
La Romanella Prepared Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
La Romanella Pepperoni
La Romanella Sliced Salami
La Romanella Grated Parmesan Cheese
La Romanella Extra Virgin Olive Oil
La Romanella Mild Italian Sausage

Remove the casings from two sausage links, crumble and cook.  Roll out your pizza dough.  You can make it any shape you want – whatever works for you!  I made mine into a circle. Kind of.  Spread some olive oil onto your pizza dough.  Add the pizza sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Layer on some mozzarella cheese. Now it’s time for the “meat lovers” part of the recipe :)  I started with salami but you can start with whatever meat you like.  After the salami, top with pepperoni (this pepperoni is my FAVORITE), a little more cheese, and then finally the sausage.

Now we get to the crust.  The stuffed crust.  Grab a piece of pepperoni or salami and add a little shredded mozzarella cheese to the top.  Roll it up and then place it at the edge of the pizza crust.  Pull the crust up and over the meat and cheese roll and press the crust together.

Keep working your way around the pizza, rolling and crimping…

Until it looks like this!

Bake the pizza according to to your pizza dough instructions.  I make my own dough and bake it at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.  The pizza is done when the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and melted.  Yum!

Now when you tell your kids to eat their crust – they won’t mind!

The Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza – Leave No Crust Behind!

Ingredients

  • 2 Mild Italian Sausage links
  • pizza dough
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz sliced pepperoni
  • 8 oz pepperoni sliced salami

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Remove the casings from two sausage links, crumble and cook. Roll out your pizza dough. You can make it any shape you want - whatever works for you! I made mine into a circle. Kind of. Spread some olive oil onto your pizza dough. Add the pizza sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Layer on some mozzarella cheese. Now it's time for the "meat lovers" part of the recipe :) I started with salami but you can start with whatever meat you like. After the salami, top with pepperoni (this pepperoni is my FAVORITE), a little more cheese, and then finally the sausage.
  4. Now we get to the crust. The stuffed crust. Grab a piece of pepperoni or salami and add a little shredded mozzarella cheese to the top. Roll it up and then place it at the edge of the pizza crust. Pull the crust up and over the meat and cheese roll and press the crust together.
  5. Keep working your way around the pizza, rolling and crimping until you reach the end.
  6. Bake the pizza according to to your pizza dough instructions. I make my own dough and bake it at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. The pizza is done when the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and melted. Yum!
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Besides for pizza – what’s your favorite type of Italian food?

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Comments

  1. This looks delish! i’m your newest follower and can’t wait to dig in and visit some of the thursday linky’s! hope to see u at my blog and become a follower.
    michelle
    http://allthatglitter-mwimp.blogspot.com/

  2. I’m sure my two adult sons would eat a whole one of these between them.

  3. Wow that looks really good…..

  4. This looks so good! My kids (& husband) absolutely love pizza and I absolutely love Smart & Final, this was an awesome find. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. This really looks like a restaurant pizza! Looks perfect paired with wings and ranch ;) Mmm! Gotta try for sure! Thanks for sharing wit us!
    xoxo

  6. Looks yummy!! We loved stuffed crust pizzas in our house so I know this would be a major hit!

  7. This looks amazing! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I’m awarding you the Sunshine Award. Stop by http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunshine-award.html

  8. Oh my goodness this looks so delicious!! I found your blog through the hop and am so glad that I did!!

  9. Looks delicious. Have had stuffed crust pizzas before but never actually thought of doing it myself. Can’t wait to try it as I am still on my quest to find the perfect pizza dough recipe.

    Lori

  10. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

  11. These look so good! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

  12. Trish, this looks so yummy!! My guys would love anything covered in meat!! Would be delighted for you to stop by and link up to Mop It Up Mondays (we’re doing a give away this week)! http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-5-with-give-away.html#comment-form

    Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

  13. Oh wow – this looks amazing! I’ve only ever had cheese in the crust before, but the pepperoni is brilliant!

  14. Thank you! It’ super good! Any meat will work too – I’ve used salami and sausage in the crust as well. Thanks for stopping by :)

  15. Oh my heavens! I want this right now!!!

    I’m having a homemade card swap over on my blog and would love it if you joined us! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

  16. Now this looks mighty YUMMY!! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back! -The Sisters

  17. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time, my boys would love this.

  18. This sounds and looks really good! It’s making me hungry for some pizza:)

  19. Such a fab idea. I love pizza crusts, but the boyfriend always leaves his. I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Sometimes the crust is the best part! I steal my husband’s crust if he doesn’t want it :)

  21. Just one slice….ok maybe two! This will be on my list of things to try soon! New to your blog and glad I found your creative spot on the web:D Happy Wednesday!

  22. Okay my mouth is seriously watering here. Meat lovers just happens to be my pizza of choice!! Yum yum yum! Thank you for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  23. Thank You for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-your-stuff-13-chocolate-cover.html

  24. Looks delicious!
    My husband and I have been making homade pizza Friday’s for over 20 years.
    Hope you had a great weekend.

  25. I totally love this recipe – it looks so good! I have featured it on this week’s edition of Makin’ You Crave Monday. Come by & check it out – and would love to have you share another recipe this week!

    Crystal
    http://www.MrsHappyHomemaker.com

  26. Oh my goodness Trish, this looks delicious!!! I hope you’ll stop over and share the recipe at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I hope to see you soon:)

  27. This looks amazing! Great job!

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  28. We make homemade pizza a lot. I am definitely going to try a stuffed crust next time. Thanks for the idea. Looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  29. Oh my gosh, my husband will LOVE this!! The more meat for him the better! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try this.

  30. Wow, this looks so good and I love pizza! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you on Thrifty101 and I’m now following; would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

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