Stuffed-Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Love extra cheese with your pizza? Tuck cheese into the crust for an extra tasty hit.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
2/3
cup very hot water
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
3/4
cup diced pepperoni
4
sticks Colby-Monterey Jack string cheese (from 10-oz package), cut in half lengthwise
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained

  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position; heat oven to 450°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, hot water and oil with fork until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Let stand 8 minutes.
  • 2 Pat or press dough in bottom and 1 inch over side of pizza pan. Lightly press 1/4 cup of the pepperoni along edge of dough. Place string cheese over pepperoni along edge of dough, overlapping if necessary. Fold 1-inch edge of dough over and around cheese and pepperoni; press to seal. Bake 7 minutes.
  • 3 Spread pizza sauce over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the Italian cheese, remaining 1/2 cup pepperoni, the mushrooms, bell pepper and olives. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 12 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

If you can't find the Italian cheese blend, shredded mozzarella cheese makes a great substitute.

Cheese sticks may come in slightly different sizes and lengths. If you have a little extra cheese, just slightly overlap the pieces when placing them along the edge of the dough.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
1300mg
1300%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.