Stuffed-Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Stuffed-Crust Pepperoni Pizza

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you can't find the Italian cheese blend, shredded mozzarella cheese makes a great substitute.
Success Hint
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 240),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 1300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.