Bewitched Double-Crust Cheese Pizza

Bewitched Double-Crust Cheese Pizza

Trick or treat! Cookie cutters make fun, quick work of uncovering the cheesy filling in a celebratory pizza.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
  • 2/3 cup very hot water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy pizza seasoning

Instructions

  1. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix and hot water with fork until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. Press half of the dough into pizza pan, using fingers dipped in Bisquick mix; pinch edge to form 1/2-inch rim.
  5. Spread pizza sauce over dough.
  6. In medium bowl, mix cheese and pizza seasoning; sprinkle over pizza sauce.
  7. Place remaining dough on surface dusted with Bisquick mix; roll in Bisquick mix to coat.
  8. Shape into a ball; knead 5 times.
  9. Roll dough into 14-inch circle. Use cookie cutters in Halloween shapes to cut shapes from dough (leave 1 inch of dough between cutouts and leave 1 inch of edge of dough uncut).
  10. Fold dough circle in half; place over pizza and unfold. Seal edges.
  11. Place dough cutouts on top of pizza if desired.
  12. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Prep Time: 15 min | Start to Finish: 35 min | Yield:: 8 servings

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

If you prefer, or if you can't find the Mexican cheese blend, make your own blend. Mix 1/2 cup each shredded mozzarella, shredded provolone, shredded Cheddar and grated Parmesan cheeses.

Smaller Halloween cutouts will allow you to have a few more designs and make it easier to transfer the cutouts to the pizza.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 130); Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 2g); Cholesterol 25mg; Sodium 850mg; Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 10g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 25%; Iron 10%

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker/© 2008 ®/TM General Mills