Weekend cooking: Pizza Pie

When perusing my mom’s magazines I found this recipe for what they called a “stuffed pizza”. My husband tells me this would be called a pizza pie, ok, then, pizza pie it is. Since there were some pizza posts in the last weeks I’m adding this one to the lot.

I’m not one for making pizza dough herself but on this occasion I thought I’d give it a try. The recipe called for ham as part of the stuffing, but I simply left the ham out. 

Pizza Pie


  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tsp pizza seasoning
  • 200g mushrooms (slices)
  • 2 bell peppers (cubes)
  • 500g Spanish onions (cubes)
  • 250g Mozzarella
  • 200g boiled ham (left that one out)
  • 125g tomatoes
  • 1 twig rosemary and oregano
  • pizza dough


1. Peel onion and garlic, cut into cubes and stew them in oil. Add chopped tomatoes, season with salt, pepper and pizza seasoning. Cook for ca. 10 minutes.

2. Steam mushrooms, bell peppers and Spanish onions in a bit of oil. Add salt and pepper. Cut Mozzarella into slices, cut ham into strips. Slice tomatoes. Cut herbs.

3. Roll out half of pizza dough on a baking tray, cover with the tomato sauce from step 1. Spread the vegetable mix, ham and 2/3 of the mozzarella. Put second half of the pizza dough on top of it and press the edges down. Put the sliced tomatoes on top in the middle. Add herbs on top of the tomatoes and add the last of the mozzarella on top. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 35 minutes.


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16 Comments Write a comment

  1. Definitely different from any pizza recipe I’ve seen. It looks scrumptious though and I would also leave out the ham. Just out of curiosity, what magazine was this in?


  2. I made pizza last night also-this pie version looks yummy! I would have to leave out the ham as well but certainly could find other alternatives.
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  3. Caite, please do. It is pretty yummy.

    Kaye, the magazine was a german housewife and gossip magazine. I don’t think you’d know it. They always have a small recipe section and sometime you even find something in there that is actually nice.

    Michelle, I’m sure you could use all kinds of veggies to add to this. Since I did it for the first time I simply left out the ham, but I could imagine to add zucchini for example.


  4. That sort of looks like a calzone to me. Is it similar? It does look yummy! I love mushrooms. I would substitute the bell peppers for black olives. Mmmmmm…nom nom nom. Looks like you enjoyed it! Awesome!


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  6. This looks really delicious!

    Wondering, though, whether there’s a specific recipe for the dough?

    I bet this would rock with some spinach and artichokes in place of the ham. Yum!



  7. Carin, yes, it does look like a Calzone, but the filling is totally different. At least I have never come across a Calzone like this in an Italian restaurant.

    Beth, agreed, I also think this would make an awesome winter dish.

    Tis, I just made a regular pizza dough out of flour, yeast, water, oil and salt. The recipe said to just use ready made dough from the shop. There is nothing special about the dough at all.

    Vicki, I have never bought pizza dough from a bakery before, but there are some over here that sell it, too. That would be a better alternative than buying dough in a supermarket, I’m sure.


    • Gnoe, you are probably right, we also call those pizze Calzone. Just the recipe calls it “Stuffed Pizza” and my husband called it pizza pie, so I went with that. No matter what the name is, it’s pretty delicious.


    • Emer, thanks for visiting. I had a look at your site and will definitely get some inspiration from it.
      The dough is rather crunchy at the edges and firm, but not crunchy in the middle of the pie.


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