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Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Crust Pizza

No need to go out for stuffed crust pizza - it's easy to make your own with string cheese!

Yield: 1 (12-inch) pizza

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 15 to 18 minutes

1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast OR RapidRise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
3 tablespoons oil
4 sticks (1 ounce each) string cheese
1/2 to 1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 pound Italian sausage, browned and drained
1 to 2 cups (4 to 8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.  Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.

Knead** on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. (If using RapidRise yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.)

Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. 

Pull or cut each stick of string cheese into 2 pieces lengthwise.  Lay each piece around the outer edge of the pizza dough.  Bringing edge of dough over cheese, pressing to encase the cheese in the dough.

Spread with pizza sauce.  Top with mushrooms and sausage and sprinkle with cheese.

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