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Stuffed Crust Margherita Pizza

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The best one-pan Stuffed Crust Magherrita Pizza ever. Everybody's favorite classic pizza flavor, the perfect trio of Italian flavors - fresh tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and aromatic basil. Ready in only 35 minutes, it's a perfect option for a cheat meal or a great way to amaze your friends and family.
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The best one-pan Stuffed Crust Magherrita Pizza ever. Everybody's favorite classic pizza flavor, the perfect trio of Italian flavors - fresh tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and aromatic basil. Ready in only 35 minutes, it's a perfect option for a cheat meal or a great way to amaze your friends and family.

How To Make Stuffed Crust Margherita Pizza

How To Prepare The Stuffed Crust

Prepare your sheet pan or pizza pan then on a floured surface, roll out your fresh pizza dough making sure it’ll fill the sheet pan with some extra for the edge of the pan. Place the dough in your baking pan, overlapping the edges to create some room for the mozzarella cheese sticks. Place in your mozzarella sticks a couple of inches from the edge and fold over the dough to form the stuffed crust.

How To Assemble The Stuffed Crust Margherita Pizza

Spread an even layer of pureed or crushed San Marzano tomatoes over the crust and top it with torn Buffalo mozzarella. You can put as much as you like, we won’t judge! Brush some olive oil on the crust edges to help it get a good color and crunch. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven. Once fully cooked, garnish it with some chiffonade basil (cut into thin strips) and a pinch of sea salt flakes. Slice and serve immediately.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Fresh Pizza Dough - use any brand of pizza dough you like, but nothing beats this Homemade Pizza Dough recipe! Give it a try.
  • Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - when choosing your mozzarella cheese sticks, choose a brand with a great cheese pull.
  • San Marzano Tomatoes - compared with other tomato varieties, San Marzano has a richer flavor, softer in texture, and milder acidity. You can also use any canned plum crushed red tomatoes.
  • Buffalo Mozzarella Ball - known for its creaminess and soft texture, it also delivers a certain tanginess and depth in flavor. You can substitute this with a Burrata.
  • Basil - can we even call this pizza a Margherita pizza without this peppery herb? Basil gives the touch of vibrant freshness that balances the creaminess of mozzarella and the acidity of tomatoes.

Tips & Suggestions

  • Toppings - now that you know the basics, you can easily experiment with other toppings! You can add some pepperoni for your kids or even have your kids make their own stuffed crust pizza.
  • Stuffed crust - just like experimenting with the toppings, you can also try experimenting with your crust stuffings. You can also try to make Pizza Hut’s cheese and meat stuffed crust by adding either bacon, sausage, or pepperoni.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make This Margherita Pizza Vegan?

To make this pizza recipe vegan, you can use Vegan Mozzarella Cheese or even Vegan Cream Cheese.

Can You Make This Ahead?

You can prepare each of your components ahead. If you’re making your own pizza dough, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure it’s covered in a plastic wrap or an airtight container and brush it with some olive oil to prevent a dry surface.

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Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC
1.1 lb
Fresh Pizza Dough
10 sticks
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Toppings

1 can
(28 oz)
San Marzano Tomatoes
pureed in a blender or crushed by hand
as needed
for brushing
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
480
FAT
21.8 g
PROTEIN
23.6 g
CARBS
46.2 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
Step 2
Roll out the Fresh Pizza Dough (1.1 lb) to fill a sheet pan or a pizza pan, making sure to create a "lip" around the edges so you have room to add the cheese sticks.
Step 3
Place Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (10 sticks) 2 inches in from the edge of the dough and fold the edges over to form a stuffed crust.
Step 4
Top the crust with an even layer of the pureed or crushed San Marzano Tomatoes (1 can) , then add torn strips of the Buffalo Mozzarella Ball (1) on top.
Step 5
Brush Olive Oil (as needed) on the edges, then bake for 20 minutes.
Step 6
Garnish with strips of Fresh Basil Leaves (1/2 cup) and Sea Salt Flakes (to taste) before slicing. Serve your Stuffed Crust Margherita Pizza warm so that the cheese is still melty!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
480
% Daily Value*
Fat
21.8 g
28%
Saturated Fat
14.6 g
73%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
44.0 mg
15%
Carbohydrates
46.2 g
17%
Fiber
2.5 g
9%
Sugars
11.1 g
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Protein
23.6 g
47%
Sodium
1135.0 mg
49%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
1%
Calcium
427.9 mg
33%
Iron
4.3 mg
24%
Potassium
40.8 mg
1%
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