Pizza Cheese Crust

The recipe for pizza cheese crust is certainly popular with those who are a big fan of homemade pizza crust and those who prefer doubling the grease of cheeses in pizza. Aside from commonly arranged on the top of the pizza crust, cheeses are also mixed with crust dough or placed inside the pizza edges.

In this article, we introduce a basic pizza cheese crust recipe for you to try at home. As it just takes you about 55 minutes to finish, you can definitely serve this pizza for your dinner.

Recipe For Pizza Cheese Crust

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  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time25 min
  • Total Time55 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy343 cal


For the crust

  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 ounce quick-rise yeast
  • 8 pieces string cheese
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water

For the topping

  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


1Preheat oven to 425º F.2In a large bowl, gently combine 2 cups flour, yeast and salt. Add a cup of water (120°-130°) to bowl; stir and mix well until the mixture becomes dough-like. Set aside for 5 minutes.3Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, punch down and knead on board about 2 minutes. Roll dough into a 14-in. circle. 4In a 12-in. pizza pan, add in some olive oil or vegetable oil and spray. Place in crust dough and let it drape 2- in. over the edge.5Place string cheese around edge of pan; fold dough over cheese and pinch to seal. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes.6Heat up some oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in sausage and green pepper, sauté until tender (8 minutes).7In a small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, oregano, pepper and garlic powder; spread over crust.8Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and cooked sausage and pepper.9Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.10Once cooked, remove pizza from the oven, slice and serve immediately.
As a slice of this cheese pizza provides 343 calories, so watch its intake if you are on a diet.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories343
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat17 g21.79%
  • Saturated Fat8 g40%
  • Cholesterol44 mg14.67%
  • Sodium976 mg42.43%
  • Total Carbohydrate28 g10.18%
  • Protein20 g40%
  • * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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