Villa Italian Kitchen offers Stuffing Recipe for Deluxe Pizza for Ultimate Thanksgiving Side Dish

MORRISTOWN, NJ (November 8, 2018)Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is proud to launch 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% 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,” said 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 mouthwatering 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, delicious 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.

For more information, please visit, or follow along with Villa Italian Kitchen at and on Instagram at @VillaItalianKitchen.

About Villa Restaurant Groupâ„  (previously known as Villa Enterprises)

Villa Restaurant GroupSM is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with nearly 350 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa Restaurant Group’s quick-service restaurant brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian Fire®, and other emerging brands, can be found throughout the United States and internationally. Villa also operates full service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Restaurant Group® brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub®, The Office Tavern Grill®, The OFFICE Beer Bar & Grill®, Steelworks Buffet & Grill®, Piattino® and George & Martha’s®. For more information, please visit

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