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Stuffed Crust Footballs with Pizza Sauce Dip

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 12

Stuff your favorite toppings inside of pizza crust, shape into footballs, and dip in warm pizza sauce. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Who Ate Everything
December 28, 2014

Ingredients

1
(13.8 ounce) can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
2
ounces sliced pepperoni
10
ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup Muir Glen™ organic pizza sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Take about 1/4 cup of flour and sprinkle it on a clean surface. Roll out the pizza dough into a thin layer about 1/8 inch thick.
  • 3
    Using a sharp knife cut out football shapes in the dough. Place desired pizza toppings on one football shape and top with another. Press the edges together sealing carefully. Take a fork and crimp the edges of the footbal. Using the back of a knife, make a line with 3 hashes down the middle in the dough resembling a football.
  • 4
    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Dip in warm pizza sauce.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Make these easy stuffed pizza footballs and settle in for a great season cheering your fave team!

    I'm headed to my first football game of the season this weekend to watch the Miami Dolphins play at home. Every year as I listen to the national anthem at the first game, I get chills. It marks the start of four solid months of football.

    I know to some women that means four months as a football widow, but I live for football. I love the smell of fall and fresh cut grass. I've since traded it in for the smell of sunscreen and sweat now that I live in Florida. I love the food and the game. I don't know, though...it's still a toss-up between the food and the game.

    If there's anything I've learned in my football watching days, it's that pizza is the ultimate crowd pleaser. And these Stuffed Crust Footballs with Pizza Sauce Dip are for sure to be a hit.

    Just roll out some pizza dough and cut it into football shapes. If you have a football cookie cutter, great! If not, just eyeball it with a knife.

    See how my football isn't perfectly shaped? This dough is very forgiving and makes amends in the oven.

    Pile your favorite pizza toppings on top of one of the footballs and top it with a second football. Make sure you seal it together tight so none of the goods leak out. Take a fork and crimp the edges of the football. This seals it even tighter and accentuates the football shape.

    If you paid attention, you might have noticed we didn't put any pizza sauce in our pizzas. From my experience, things get way too messy when you add it inside the rolls. So instead, just warm up some marinara and dip your pizza footballs in it. You can't watch football without dipping something, right?

    Now you’re ready for the football season!

    Christy blogs at The Girl Who Ate Everything. She joined Tablespoon to inspire family food fun, so check out her Tablespoon profile for great new ideas!

    What are your favorite eats when you're watching the game?

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