Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is launching a new way for pizza-lovers nationwide to sneak their favorite flavors into a traditional Thanksgiving dinner: pizza stuffing. Loaded with all the traditional flavors of a Deluxe or Meat Lovers pizza and handcrafted from Villa Italian Kitchen’s sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella and dough made fresh daily, the world’s greatest Thanksgiving dish can now boast a serious flavor upgrade. Crispy, cheesy and a perfect hybrid between traditional American Thanksgiving stuffing and a delicious, hot ‘n fresh pizza, Villa Italian Kitchen’s pizza stuffing is sure to delight everyone celebrating Turkey Day nationwide.

Guests are invited to visit their local Villa Italian Kitchen and purchase either a full-sized Deluxe or Meat Lovers’ Pizza, topped with either peppers, mushrooms and pepperoni or sausage, ham, bacon and pepperoni, respectively to turn into stuffing. Once the pizza is home and cooled, guests simply need to cube the pie into 3/4″ pieces, mix with chicken broth, heavy cream and extra cheese, and either stuff into their turkey or bake in a non-stick pan to create the king of all Thanksgiving side dishes. The perfect accompaniment to a plate of turkey and mashed potatoes, Villa Italian Kitchen’s pizza stuffing can be made in advance and frozen leading up to the big day or baked off immediately.

“At Villa Italian Kitchen, we love finding ways to incorporate pizza into favorite holiday traditions,” says Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Marketing, Villa Italian Kitchen. “Creating a Thanksgiving recipe for all of our diehard pizza fans to test out at home this year seemed like the perfect way to celebrate one of the greatest eating holidays of the year—Villa Italian Kitchen style.

Guests interested in taking the pizza stuffing for a spin this Thanksgiving can view and download the recipe at, free of charge, and stop by their local Villa Italian Kitchen to pick up a pizza for use in the recipe for just $15.60 (price varies by location) starting now through Thanksgiving Day.

Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of menu items, from Neapolitan and Pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100% whole milk mozzarella and sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli, entrees and much more. Villa Italian Kitchen also offers catering and large to-go orders, featuring hot and high-quality meals that are perfect for any celebration, event or meeting, complete with a dedicated catering manager who ensures personalized service and a customized menu.

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