Double Stuffed Pizza

double stuffed pizza topped with pepperoni salami and onion in a sheet pan

When you think of pizza, you think of a delicious crust, cheese, some kind of meat and an amazing marinara. Now think of that pizza if it was stuffed with another pizza. That’s what we are talking about when we talk about double stuffed pizza. Its pizza-ception and we are Leonardo DiCaprio about to blow your mind. The only warning I have is that you MUST share this with friends or family. Trust me, eating this in one sitting will cause you to go into a food coma.

Inspiration

Val and I were watching inception one night. We joked about how crazy it was and if we were in the “dream state”. Then we started thinking about what we were going to have for dinner. “Pizza sounds delicious” Valerie said. Then she said “Wait, what if there was a pizza within a pizza”. That is how we came up with the idea of doing the double stuffed pizza!

Not really, we actually just love pizza and when we thought about doing one for Marvelous Munch, we knew we couldn’t do it without going big. So a pizza within a pizza aka double stuffed pizza is what you get.

sliced up double stuffed pizza topped with pepperoni, salami, and onion with a basil leaf

Tools

Sheet Pan – You’re going to be building this thing on a sheet pan and throwing that bad boy in the oven. Make sure that its big enough to fit your dough and you can cut the dough to fit the pan, so anything size truely can work.

Sauce Pan – You’re going to need this to create the delicious marinara sauce.

Immersion Blender (or Blender) – use the immersion blender to blend your sauce into a smooth marinara. A blender will suffice, but sorry for the cleanup ahead of time.

slice of double stuffed pizza close up

Ingredients

This includes some of the classic Italian ingredients for your marinara. So lets just cover some of the basics.

Garlic – Garlic is used in Italian cooking, but in America we have OVER used it in Italian recipes. Marcella Hazan once said the over use of garlic was “the single greatest cause of failure in would-be Italian cooking”. But hey, if you love garlic, kick it up even further.

Basil – Basil is a major herb in Italian cooking. Fun fact, Basil is widely used in Italian cooking, but was introduced to Europe through the spice trade with India.

Oregano – Oregano isn’t as widely used as basil or parsley in Italian recipes, but is more widely used in the southern parts of Italy and Sicilian dishes.

Three Meats & Cheese: To diversify this pizza we added a few different salted meats and some tasty cheese!

double stuffed pizza in a sheet pan topped with pepperoni, salami and onion with a basil leaf on top

Step by step

Role up those sleeves and lets get building this Double Stuffed Pizza!

Building the sauce is going to be easy. Over medium heat, add in a little bit of olive oil (enough to coat the bottom). Then throw in your garlic and onion and let cook until onions start to become translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in your San Marzano tomatoes and mix together. Let cook a couple of minutes and add in the remaining ingredients, mix. Let cook for about 15 minutes and throw everything into a blender (or use and immersion blender) and blend until smooth.

Building the pizza is the fun part. Preheat oven on to 400°. On a large sheet pan that will be big enough for your pizza dough, coat the bottom with olive oil and add a sprinkling of garlic salt on the bottom of the pan. Using your hands, stretch one of the pizza doughs over the sheet pan. Add the stretched out dough to the pan and bake for 5 minutes to get bottom crust started. Remove the pan from the over and start constructing your first layer. Add sauce, pepper jack cheese, and proscuitto. Next, strech out your second pizza dough and lay ontop of the first layer. Again add sauce, next mozzarella, and shredded parmesan cheese. Layer on top the salami and pepperoni. Toss on some sliced yellow onion on top as well for an additional kick of flavor. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The cheese should be bubbling and your crust should be golden brown.

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

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Double Stuffed Pizza

Pizza within a pizza. Pizza-ception is going to hit your tastebuds and your belly like nothing you've ever experienced
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ yellow onion diced
  • 1 can san Marzano tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs basil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt

Pizza

  • 2 cans pizza dough we used pillsbury
  • cup pepper jack shredded
  • cup mozzarella shredded
  • cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 handful pepperoni
  • 1 handful prosciutto
  • 1 handful salami
  • ¼ thinly sliced yellow onion

Instructions

Sauce

  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, drizzle olive oil in the pan. Add the garlic and onions. Once onions start to become translucent, add in can of tomatoes and mix. Let cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring occassionaly. Add in remaining ingredients to the sauce and stir in.
  • Lower heat to low and let simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Grab an immersion blender or pour mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pizza

  • Preheat oven on to 400°
  • On a large sheet pan that will be big enough for your pizza dough, coat the bottom with olive oil and add a sprinkling of garlic salt on the bottom of the pan.
  • Using your hands, stretch one of the pizza doughs over the sheet pan. Add the streched out dough to the pan and bake for 5 minutes to get bottom crust started.
  • Remove the pan from the over and start constructing your first layer. Add sauce, pepper jack cheese, and proscuitto. Next, strech out your second pizza dough and lay ontop of the first layer. Again add sauce, next mozzarella, and shredded parmesan cheese. Layer on top the salami and pepperoni. Toss on some sliced yellow onion on top as well for an additional kick of flavor.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The cheese should be bubbling and your crust should be golden brown.

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