Three-Cheese Football Pizza

Wisconsin Cheese Three-Cheese Football Pizza   Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Asiago, Mozzarella or String can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Warm pizza sauce and meatballs in a large saucepan over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, roll out and stretch pizza dough on a lightly floured cutting board to a 17 x 12-inch rectangle. Cut short sides of dough to angle inward, creating a football shape. Cut dough scraps into thin strips for football laces; set aside.
  4. Transfer pizza dough to a greased 15 x 10-inch baking pan; let excess dough hang over edges of pan. Place string cheese to within 1 inch of edges. Fold dough over cheese; press to seal.
  5. Whisk butter and garlic powder in a small bowl; brush over dough and football laces.
  6. Spoon pizza sauce and meatballs over dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella and asiago. Top with green pepper and onion. Arrange reserved football laces on pizza.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Cool slightly before serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Asiago cheese is aged to develop sharp, buttery and nutty flavors that resemble a cross between aged cheddar and parmesan. The aging also changes the texture of the cheese to hard and granular.

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