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Supreme Pizza Dippers

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 6
30 to 45 min

Stuff your pizza dough with the fillings of your choice. Think: Italian sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, and plenty of cheese.

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Supreme Pizza Dippers
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 pounds pizza dough
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • marinara sauce (for dipping)
  • anchovies to serve (optional)
  • 1/2 pound hot Italian sausage (casing removed)
  • 16 miniature meatballs (your favorite meatball recipe)
  • 1/2 pound sliced pepperoni (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup diced red and yellow bell peppers
  • Place a 10 inch cast iron pan in an oven and preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese with the oregano, parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium sauté pan heat a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium. Add the sausage and cook until crispy, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to cool.
  • Add the bell peppers to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes just to soften. Use a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan with the sausage drippings remaining, add the meatballs and cook on all sides until dark golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to cool.
  • Toss the filling ingredients plus shredded mozzarella together to combine.
  • On a lightly floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Use a floured 3 inch biscuit cutter to cut circles out of the dough.
  • Place a small amount of filling into the center of each circle.
  • Once all the dough circles are topped with filling begin to pinch the edges of each circle together to form filled balls of dough.
  • Remove the hot pan from the oven and drizzle with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Place the balls seam side down into the pan. Brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle with the cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until deep golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with the remaining parmesan cheese, anchovies and warm marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Tips
    - If you don't have a biscuit cutter, then you can use a glass to cut your dough into circles.
    - Personalize the dippers by creating your own fillings.
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