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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Oh my gosh, my husband will LOVE this!! The more meat for him the better! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try this.
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.
Our Delightful Home says
This looks amazing! Great job!
Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says
Oh my goodness Trish, this looks delicious!!! I hope you’ll stop over and share the recipe at Mix it up Monday:
I hope to see you soon:)
Crystal @MrsHappyHomemaker.com says
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!
My husband and I have been making homade pizza Friday’s for over 20 years.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
That’s a yummy tradition 🙂 We are having an awesome weekend and I hope you are too!
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Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says
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!
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!
Sometimes the crust is the best part! I steal my husband’s crust if he doesn’t want it 🙂
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!
This sounds and looks really good! It’s making me hungry for some pizza:)
Mindie Hilton says
Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time, my boys would love this.
Six Sisters says
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
Oh my heavens! I want this right now!!!
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