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Pepperoni-Sausage Stuffed Pizza Recipe
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Pepperoni-Sausage Stuffed Pizza Recipe

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For 30 years, friends have been telling me to open a pizzeria using this recipe. It even freezes well. —Elizabeth Wolff, Carmel, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Galbani® Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 481 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,115 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine oil, salt, sugar, yeast mixture and 1 cup flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. Punch down dough; divide into three portions. On a lightly floured surface, combine two portions of dough and roll into a 15x11-in. rectangle. Transfer to prepared pan, pressing onto bottom and up sides of pan. Top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 2 cups cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with flour, seasonings, cooked sausage, mushrooms and pepperoni.
  4. Roll out remaining dough into a 13x9-in. rectangle. Place dough over filling, crimping edges to seal; prick top with a fork. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake on a lower oven rack 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven setting to 375°. Spread pizza sauce over cheese. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pepperoni-Sausage Stuffed Pizza in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 481 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,115 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"Ok, I've read through this recipe 3 times. I get that you need to add the sauce at some point (probably before the top dough) but the instructions are lame about what to do with the pizza sauce unless its for just dipping after the 'pizza' is cooked? This recipe is more like a Stromboli than Pizza, just saying. Most pizza has some kind of sauce, stromboli or pepperoni rolls use dipping sauces after. Not trying to be a pain, I think I could ad lib and make this work better than its written but crappy instructions don't help many people that only know to cook totally by recipe or instructions. I am not one of those but know many that have to follow a recipe exactly! I love Taste Of Home, but this is the worst recipe ever tagged to my FB page."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"This pizza is the best!! It is so good!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Not difficult to make (despite the long list of ingredients) but I was just 'o.k.' with the outcome. My husband really liked it, but to me it wasn't that great."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"This is a good recipe especially if you like crust."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"This is wonderful. I saute fresh mushrooms in the same pan as the sausage, add in some chopped onions and peppers too. I also slice the pepperoni slices (so they're slivers), tossing everything together before putting it in the pizza.

JeetYet I put it on the middle rack after putting the sauce on and I add extra cheese to the top during the last 10 minutes."

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