Saturday, December 19, 2009

Skillet Stuffed Crust Pizza

I have always been a huge fan of Pizza Hut's stuffed crust pizza. When I found the recipe for home made stuffed crust pizza and realized that it's really easy to make, I just couldn't wait to try it out. We made some for dinner earlier today and it turned out to be really yummy! So, I figured I should share this simple yet yummy recipe with all of you.
Firstly, spray your skillet with a generous amount of non stick cooking oil. Then sprinkle some corn meal onto the skillet. If you do not have corn meal at hand, that's fine too. It's just to help prevent the pizza from sticking to the skillet.
Next, spread the pizza dough evenly onto the skillet. Make sure that the sides is little bit larger than the base of the skillet. This is because we need to fold the sides over the cheese later on. The recipe suggested that we use canned pizza dough but I bought some fresh pizza dough from the local grocery store. I just love the NJ/NY pizza dough, it taste so yummy. Must be the water! :D
Once the pizza dough is evenly spread out, place some string cheese around the edge of the skillet base (just like the photo). String cheese works best but if you do not have string cheese, you can cut out rectangular logs from a block of mozzarella cheese. That works too.
Fold the sides of the pizza dough over the string cheese. Make sure you seal the dough tightly, so that the cheese doesn't flow out when baking.
Spread your favorite marinara sauce onto the pizza. Make sure that you do not over do it, we don't want a soggy pizza. Then, sprinkle some dried oregano on top of that.
Next, sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
Now comes the fun part. Time to put on the toppings! You can basically put on anything you like. I used some pepperoni, smoked beef sausage (chopped up into tiny pieces) and some mushrooms.
Sprinkle on more shredded cheese and some parmesan cheese. Now the pizza pie is ready to be baked!
Place the skillet in a 425F oven and allow it to bake for about 15 - 25 minutes. Certain ovens take longer while other ovens might take a shorter time. You will just have to keep an eye on the pizza while it's baking.
After it's done, remove the pizza from the skillet and it's ready to be serve! Doesn't it look yummy? It sure tasted yummy! I can't wait to make this again....maybe I'll try to make a white pizza the next time around!


Anonymous said...

You, guys, should arrange a visit in Italy to taste a Pizza.... take care, dears, and have a wonderful Christmas and an exciting 2010!!!! Paolo (Italy)

Charlene n Kevin said...

Ciao Figo! How are you doing? Yes, you are right. We must visit Italy soon!! Are you still in Turino? Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!!

Health Freak said...

I love stuffed crust pizzas too, the more cheese the better! The pizza looks hard to make but you did it so professionally. You are such a good cook.

Charlene n Kevin said...

HFM: No lah, it's actually not that difficult to make. I think the key to a good pizza is the dough. We are really lucky that we can buy good fresh dough from our local grocery store :D