Stuffed-to-the-Gills Pizza Recipe
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Stuffed-to-the-Gills Pizza Recipe

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"I use my bread machine to make the dough for this filling pizza," pens Dyann Schieltz from Parker, Colorado. "We used to pick one up from a local pizza parlor, until I dreamed up this recipe. My husband loves it!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 pound hard salami, diced
  • 30 slices pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 plum tomato, diced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 547 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,417 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In bread machine pan, place the first six ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes or mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch down; divide in half. Roll one portion into a 13-in. circle. Place on a greased 14-in. pizza pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes. Spread 3/4 cup over dough to within 1 in. of edge. Sprinkle with the sausage, salami, pepperoni, onion, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. Roll the remaining dough into a 12-1/2-in. circle. Place over the pizza; seal edges. Cut four slits in top. Spread with the remaining sauce. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with diced tomato and remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 8 slices.
Originally published as Stuffed-to-the-Gills Pizza in Country Woman January/February 2002, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 547 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,417 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 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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