Sheri’s Stuffed Pizza & Cheese Bread


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We recently tried Papa Murphy’s stuffed pizza and LOVED it! Well…you know me…I had to try to figure out if I could duplicate this at home! You should have seen me…dissecting the pizza to see how it was put together. I figured out how to do it and we LOVE the results! Here is how to make it yourself at home:


SHERI’S STUFFED PIZZA

(This recipe will make one large stuffed pizza and a small pan of cheese bread! It is very filling and enough to feed our family of 7 easily!)

PIZZA CRUST

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoon sugar or honey
2 teaspoon sea salt
5 cups flour (I use 2 wheat and 3 white, but use whatever combination you like)
2 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons yeast

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put above ingredients into heavy duty mixer. Mix and knead for about 8 minutes. If mixing by hand, dissolve yeast in warm water, then add remaining ingredients and mix well. You will need to use your hands to work in all the flour and then knead it for about 10 minutes to make a nice smooth dough.

Divide into two lumps. (You will use one lump for the bottom crust, then divide up the other lump for the top crust and the cheese bread.)

Using the first lump of the dough, roll out onto a greased pizza pan (see below). HINT: Place a wet dishcloth on the counter and put your pizza pan on top of it while you roll out the crust. This keeps the pizza pan from moving all over the place!


Once the crust is rolled out to the edges, spread with one of your bowls of sauce (recipe below) and toppings. You will not want to get the sauce and toppings all the way out to the edge of the crust. See picture below to see what I mean.


Now you are ready to roll out your top crust. Take the second lump of dough and divide it in two. Roll out one lump on a lightly floured counter into a circle about the size to cover the sauce and toppings on your pizza. Now, sprinkle a bit of flour onto the top of the dough to prevent sticking when folding and transferring to your pizza.


Fold the crust in half, then in half again like this…


Now transfer it to your pizza, placing it on top of your toppings. Then gently unfold it, stretching it out a bit if needed to cover all the sauce and toppings.


Taking your second bowl of homemade pizza sauce, spread a little sauce over this top crust (don’t use all your sauce, just a little). Then sprinkle some cheese on top as well.


Now you will fold up the bottom crust up over the top of the top crust and pinch down to hold in place. Proceed to move around the outer edge of the crust, pulling up the edge, tucking and folding the dough, then pinching it down. See below for pictures…

CHEESE BREAD

Now we are ready to prepare the Cheese Bread. Take your last little lump of dough and roll it out on a small greased pizza pan.


Cover with 2 Tablespoons of melted butter.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella and/or cheddar. Now your cheese bread is ready to bake!


TO BAKE YOUR STUFFED PIZZA AND CHEESE BREAD:

You will want to start your stuffed pizza baking first. Put the stuffed pizza into our preheated oven on the top rack and set the timer for about 10-15 minutes.

When the timer goes off, transfer the stuffed pizza to the bottom rack and put your cheese bread on the top rack. Set the timer for 10 minutes.

At the end of 10 minutes, your cheese bread should be done. The stuffed pizza should be done as well. If needed, transfer back to top rack and bake a bit longer until cheese is melted and crust is done.

Here is our stuffed pizza…

…and our cheese bread…


Don’t they look delicious! Enjoy!
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PIZZA SAUCE
(For this recipe you will need to make a double batch of this sauce. Use two small bowls to mix them up in.)

8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon olive oil for flavoring (optional)

Mix the above ingredients in a small bowl, then it is ready to use!


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3 Comments

  1. I have been admiring (LOL) this recipe for a while. We are finally going to dig in and give it a try. We are making it tonight while my daughter has a friend over to spend the night. That will make 6 of us altogether and some are pretty big eaters. We are going to have a salad with it too. I sure hope it is enough for everyone. Here is my question though. You never said what size pizza pan to use. I have a large Pampered Chef round stone, but I cannot tell from your pictures if that is a big enough size or not. What size diameter pan would you suggest would work best? Thanks so much for your help, Karin
  2. that looks awesome... We love Papa Murphy's although it isn't always in the budget... I will definitely add this one to the list of recipes to try..

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