Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pizza Casserole

Thank you Brooke from ...and a cookie for dessert! This was a huge hit in my house and my awesome stepdaughter Emma even got to help me make it. That's how easy. Here's the original recipe but with some substitutions I made. This one is definitely going into the weeknight rotation.
1 lb of extra lean ground turkey
1 shallot, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce - we used chunky tomato and mushroom
Spray of Pam
1 10 oz can refrigerated pizza dough
6 oz of part skim mozzarella cheese, divided- we used 3 oz. of cheddar and 3 oz. of mozz

Preheat oven to 425. In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook onion, garlic until softened, add ground turkey stirring until it's browned. Drain and return to skillet. Add tomato sauce and cook until heated through. While meat cooks, coat a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough, and press into bottom and halfway up sides of the baking dish. Pre-bake in the oven for 5 minutes.Remove from oven, then add a layer of cheese, then a layer of the meat mixture, then top with a layer of cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 12 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese melts. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

gaga said...

What a fun idea. It looks tasty too!