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Fourth of July Pizza

 Fourth of July Pizza
This festive pizza requires only four ready-to-use ingredients, so it can be assembled in no time. Kids will get a charge out of adding the cheese stars and stripes to the red "flag." —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 slices process American cheese
  • 4 string cheese, cut in half lenthwise
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) pizza sauce

Directions

  • Unroll pizza dough and press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides
  • of a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425°
  • for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Using a 1-in. star cookie cutter, cut eight stars from the American
  • cheese. Cut each strip of string cheese in half lengthwise. Spread
  • pizza sauce over crust.
  • Arrange stars in the upper left corner. For stripes, arrange 15
  • pieces of string cheese over sauce (save remaining piece for another
  • use). Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 16
  • slices.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.