Filled Pizza Recipe

Dough:

Step 1

Sprinkle yeast on warm water, letting stand until dissolved. Add oil, salt and / of the flour, beating well. Gradually add more flour to form a soft dough.

Step 2

Turn out dough on a floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1/ hours) or refrigerate overnite to rise.

Sauce:

Step 4

Combine first 4 ingredients and simmer until thick, about 20 minutes, stirring often.

Step 5

Add herbs.

Filling:

Step 6

Punch down dough and turn out on a floured board. Divide dough into 2 balls, one slightly larger for the bottom. Roll larger portion out to fit a 12" round and 1" deep pizza pan with a slight overhang.

Step 7

Spread bottom with mozzeralla cheese, / of the mushrooms, / of the green peppers and garlic. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Step 8

Roll out the other portion and cover, folding in the edges with the bottom crust, pinching to make a standing rim.

Step 9

Bake in a preheated 450oF oven on the bottom rack for 7 minutes. Remove from oven, add tomato sauce, remaining mushrooms and vegetables. Sprinkle with the herbs and garlic.

Step 10

Return to oven, reducing heat to 400oF and bake an additional 25 minutes until brown and set. If edges turn brown first, cover with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Source: "The Yankee Kitchen" 04-02-93 (#2) [Stan]

Things You'll Need

---------------DOUGH--------------------
  • 1pk Dry Active Yeast
  • 1c Water, luke-warm
  • 2tb Oil
  • 1ts Salt
  • 2 3/4c Flour
---------------SAUCE--------------------
  • 3lb Plum Tomatoes (chopped) -or-
  • 28oz Tomatoes (can)
  • 3oz Tomato Paste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2tb Olive Oil
  • Oregano to taste
  • Basil to taste
  • Parsley to taste
--------------FILLING-------------------
  • 1lb Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 8oz Mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)
  • 1c Green Peppers, sliced
  • 1c Onion, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2oz Parmesan Cheese, grated

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