Stuffed Crust Pizza

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Homemade stuffed crust pizza is so delicious and easy to make at home! I use my favorite crust recipe and modified it a little bit for this scrumptious pizza recipe.

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s a classic dish loved by people of all ages, and there’s something truly magical about a slice of perfectly baked pizza with gooey cheese and delicious toppings. But what if we take that love for pizza a step further and add a delightful surprise to the crust? Yes, we’re talking about the heavenly creation known as stuffed crust pizza. Imagine biting into a slice of pizza and finding oozing, melted cheese right there in the crust. Hungry yet? Let’s dive into the ultimate stuffed crust pizza recipe and bring this cheesy delight to your kitchen.


  • warm water
  • yeast
  • garlic salt
  • olive oil
  • honey
  • flour
  • string cheese

Now you can buy store-bought pizza dough, but it will make a smaller pizza once you roll in the cheese.

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Stuffed Crust Pizza

Stuffed Crust Pizza is a pizza with cheese inside the crust. Learn how to make your own at home!
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Rise:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 25 minutes


  • pizza stone you can make without
  • mixer you can knead by hand


  • 1 package active dry years
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey you can use sugar instead
  • cup flour it may take up to 3½ cups depending on humidity
  • 4 string cheeses


  • I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer to make my dough. Warm your mixer bowl by filling with warm water for a minute than dump out the water. Add your cup of warm water and yeast to the warmed bowl.
  • Add the honey and let it sit for a couple minutes until the yeast starts to bubble.
  • Then add the salt, olive oil, and any other seasoning you like.
  • Add 2½ cups of flour. Put on the mixer with attached dough hook and start on slow speed. Let it mix for a minute and see if it needs more flour.
  • If it’s clinging to the hook and is not too sticky then you don’t need more flour. If there’s dough on the side of the bowl and it’s too sticky add another 1/2 cup of flour. Repeat adding flour until the dough is sticking in a ball to the dough hook.
  • Continue on speed 1 or 2 for another 4 minutes to knead.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover and let rise about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 465℉. Place your pizza stone in the oven as it preheats.
  • Punch down the dough. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about 14 inches.
  • Take your 4 string cheeses and cut them into 4 pieces each. Once the crust was rolled out we placed the cheese strips around the edge of the dough and fold/rolled the dough over the cheese, making a nice thick crust.
  • I typically transfer my dough to the hot stone before adding the toppings. Rolling out the dough on parchment paper helps as you can just put it on hot stone or slide it on.
  • Spread your favorite pizza sauce over the dough, then sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese, and toppings.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is all melted.


Optional – I’ll add minced garlic, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, etc. Whatever you have or flavors you love.
You can use a pizza pan or baking sheet instead of a pizza stone.
Leftovers can be store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, in an airtight container.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cheese, pizza
Servings: 1 pizza
Cost: $7

I love this homemade pizza dough! Check out that cheese in the crust.

I’m pretty sure you can’t have too much cheese on (or in) your pizza.

What’s your favorite pizza toppings?

Here are some ideas:

  • pepperoni slices
  • onions
  • sausage
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • peppers
  • tomatoes


  1. Sounds wonderful. I've always wanted to make my own pizza dough. Your's sounds perfect. Thanks for the nice detail directions.

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