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Crazy Cheesy Copy Cat Pizza

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8

It's okay. You can laugh. MORE + LESS -

Bev Cooks
August 27, 2014

Ingredients

2
(10 oz) tubes Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust (or Artisan crust)
1/2
(8 oz) can pizza sauce
1
(8 oz) block mozzarella cheese
20
slices pepperoni

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Roll out one of the Pillsbury™ pizza crusts. Using a paring knife, slice off the corners, making a circle. Save edges.
  • 3
    Roll out the other pizza crust. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 7 to 8 circles (depending on how big your cookie cutter is). You can use the saved edges for this as well. Slice each circle in half, creating semicircles. Press each semicircle into the edge of the pizza. Continue until all the the semicircles are pressed into the pizza. Using your fingers, pinch the edges of the half circles to create little bowls.
  • 4
    Place the pizza on a large baking sheet (lightly coated with cooking spray) and par-bake the crust for 6 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from the oven and spread the pizza sauce over the pizza, not including the half circles. Sprinkle the cheese over the entire pizza, including the half circles. Layer with pepperoni and bake another 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is starting to brown and bubble.
  • 6
    Using a paper towel, blot the pepperoni to remove grease, if desired.
  • 7
    Serve immediately!
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Help me.

    I know. I had a weak moment. I saw this Crazy Pizza on the TVs. And then my heart climbed into my throat and shouted up to my brain to please, please, please, replicate this as soon as possible, even if it looks seriously hilarious and kind of off.

    Once my brain was on board, there was really nothing left to do but obey.

    And I will say, in making this Crazy Cheese Crust Copy Cat Pizza, I made a few oopsies through the process, but I'll tell you what they were so you can do it right! Aren't I so nice?

    You don't have to answer that.

    Let's get CRAY-ZAY. (I have my hands in the air, like I just don't care.)

    Grab a couple of Pillsbury thin crusties. You can also use the Artisan crust, if you want it a little thicker. Also, grab a block of mozzarella, some pepperoni, and pizza sauce.

    On a floured work surface, roll out one of the pizza crusts. Go ahead and slice off the corners, making it a circle. You can save the edges though!

    Roll out the other crust, and cut out a few circles with a cookie cutter. Grab those saved edges and get another circle or two out of them.

    I saved all the remaining dough and threw it into the freezer for quick breadsticks later in the week. Biggidy boom!

    Cut each circle in half, making, well, semicircles.

    Press all the little semicircles into the edge of the round pizza. Then using your fingers, pinch the edges of the semicircles to create little bowls. Does that make sense?

    OKAY, now. I just kept going at this point and forgot to stick it in the oven to par-bake a few minutes because my hair was on fire. So you'll stick it in the oven because it will give the cuppies a chance to puff up a little, before adding the cheese.

    Once you've par-baked it, now you can add the toppings! Spread the pizza sauce over the middle of the pizza. Not the cuppies. Do you hate me for calling them cuppies?

    Then add the sprinkled cheese and the pepperoni. Oh man, I was so excited. Stick her back in the oven for a few more minutes to finish out the magic.

    Okay, I know it looks hilarious. And WAY different than what the TV commercial shows, but it made my soul crumble and my face giddy. Also, I blot the pepperoni to remove a little extra grease!

    Just look at those cheesy pockets of euphoria.

    Why is life so awesome?

    Bev isn't going to tell you how much of this pizza she inhaled within the first 10 minutes. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.

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