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!
Pizza Dough (my recipe here)
La Romanella Prepared Pizza Sauce
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.
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!
- 2 Mild Italian Sausage links
- 18 oz pizza dough approximately
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 8 oz pepperoni sliced
- 8 oz salami sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- 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 you reach the end.
- 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!
Besides for pizza – what’s your favorite type of Italian food?
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Trish - Mom On Timeout says
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 🙂
Oh wow – this looks amazing! I’ve only ever had cheese in the crust before, but the pepperoni is brilliant!
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!
These look so good! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!
The Crunchy Mamacita says
This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.
Lori @ Projects Plenty says
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.
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
Oh my goodness this looks so delicious!! I found your blog through the hop and am so glad that I did!!
Jenny Melrose says
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
Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories says
Looks yummy!! We loved stuffed crust pizzas in our house so I know this would be a major hit!
I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
Lolly Jane says
This really looks like a restaurant pizza! Looks perfect paired with wings and ranch 😉 Mmm! Gotta try for sure! Thanks for sharing wit us!
This looks so good! My kids (& husband) absolutely love pizza and I absolutely love Smart & Final, this was an awesome find. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Wow that looks really good…..
Aisling Beatha says
I’m sure my two adult sons would eat a whole one of these between them.
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.