Deep Dish Stuffed Crust Pizza is a leftover inspired dish made with a venison roast. It’s extremely easy to make. It tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen when really all you needed was just over 30 minutes.
I take waste not, want not to heart. I always find a way to use leftovers when I have them. Most of the time, today’s leftovers are tomorrow’s lunch, but sometimes you have way too many leftovers and who wants to eat the same food over and over? Not me!
That’s why I try to find new ways to use leftovers. For example, when I have leftover pinto beans, I make fried bean cakes or refried beans the next day. When I have leftover chicken, I might make chicken salad, chicken soup or a chicken pot pie the next day. Sometimes I pull all of the leftover veggies from the fridge and make a veggie pizza.
So, this is a leftover inspired deep dish pizza. I have made these several different ways, but this is our favorite, but basically, you can put whatever you want in them. If you don’t have a venison roast or you don’t have enough, that’s ok. You can always use leftover ground venison, sausage, or whatever you have on hand. Throw in a little of this and a little of that–experiment and have fun!
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This recipe is for one pizza. If you want to use the whole box of Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix, but don’t have enough venison roast leftover you can always make the whole box, cut the dough in half, use half for this recipe and the other half for cinnamon rolls–yum!
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Deep Dish Stuffed Crust Pizza is low in sugar, very high in protein, and calcium.
- It also might be too high in sodium for those of you on a low-sodium diet and maybe a little high in fat for some.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Deep Dish Stuffed Crust Pizza
|Yields: 1 Pizza – 8 Slices||Serving: 1 Slice|
|Calories 366||Calories from fat: 34|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14 g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 5 g||23%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0.0 g|
|Cholesterol 22 mg||7%|
|Sodium 1001 mg||42%|
|Potassium 415 mg||12%|
|Total Carbohydrates 24 g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Sugars 3 g|
|Protein 36 g||73%|
|Vitamin A 11%||Vitamin C 2%|
|Calcium 20%||Iron 1%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- The mozzarella cheese and the dough contain the most sodium, so to lower the sodium, look for low-sodium mozzarella cheese sticks and low-sodium fiesta cheese or use a different type of cheese. You could also use less cheese–maybe omit the mozzarella cheese. For the crust, you could use a lower sodium dough mix. Making your own would probably be best. This way you can control the salt better.
- To lower the fat, use low-fat cheese. You could also lessen or omit some of the cheese.
- Whatever changes you make, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com or many other places online.