Stuffed Pizza - anyway you like it!

Happy Friday Foodies! Everything seems better on Friday, even if you’re going through a lot! I’m super excited that it is the end of the week. Hopefully Nick will come home early and he, my mom & I will have a great weekend.

I have not done much cooking this week. In fact, I think I only cooked twice – on Tuesday & Wednesday. I have to cook something tonight, but I might have to forgo any other food today because I did the unthinkable this morning. I had McDonald’s Breakfast! I feel totally guilty. I feel so full of gross stuff that I don’t even want to think about. I don’t think I’ll eat for the rest of the day. Bah!

You know what Friday’s mean, right? It means Cooking with Mel goes Kid-Friendly. This week I have a cool twist to a regular pizza. Are you ready? Today I have Stuffed Pizza for you. I don’t know if there is a particular way to make stuffed pizza, but I did it the way I thought it would work given the kitchen utensils we had available.

The fun part about making this pizza is you can fill the inside of the pizza with anything your little heart desires. We used what we had on hand, but you can add anything your kids love. In fact, it would be awesome if you let your kids make their own stuffed pizza. They are not that big. Though, I would not recommend them eating an entire pizza by themselves either.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/6th
Calories: 312.25
Fat: 16.25 g
Carbohydrates: 26.6
Fiber: 2.35 g
Protein: 13.25
Points+: 8

 Here is what you will need:

  • 1 pizza dough, cut in half
  • 1 to 2 sheets Blue cheese
  • 1 jar Pizza Sauce
  • 1/4 pound ground beef, seasoned how you like it!
  • Italian Seasoning, to taste
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • Garlic Powder, to taste
  • Dried Basil, to taste
  • 1 to 2 cups cheese, shredded

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Combine the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, dried basil and Cajun seasoning with the pizza sauce in a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until warmed through
  • In the meantime, roll each half of the dough into a circle to fit your cake pan
  • Grease your cake pan slightly {on the bottom and around the edges}
  • Then take one half of the pizza dough and put it in the cake pan {like you’re making a pie}
  • Add the blue cheese, the sauce and whatever other stuffing you want. We added some crumbled ground beef

  • Top with shredded cheese

  • Then top the with the other pizza dough circle, making sure the edges are melded together

  • Cut two slices in the top of the pizza dough so the steam can be released during the cooking process
  • If you want to sprinkle the top with a little extra cheese, you can do that!
  • Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the crust is nicely golden and cooked through
  • Remove and let cool
  • Enjoy!

I am sure this is not the traditional way to make stuffed pizza; but it was the way that I made it. It was super fun and pretty easy to make. Nick and I really enjoyed it. Just like pie though, it is important to allow this to cool for several minutes so everything on the inside sets a little bit. If you cannot wait {much like I could not wait} everything flows out from the inside onto your plate. It’s still pretty good, but you’re not eating a piece of pizza anymore. You end up eating a pile of delicious pizza ingredients.

Your kids will love making these because they can put their favorite ingredients in the inside and help with the cooking process.

I hope you all give this a try.

Until Next Time,

Happy Pizza Stuffin’ 

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