Zesty Pizza Casserole

Does anyone else get sucked into bad Lifetime movies? I’m talking bad acting, bad accents, awful storyline…it’s happening to me as we speak. Some movie with Teri Polo (who I love) as a mom with a drug problem. (?) Or a dead child? It’s a little unclear…I really have no idea what’s going on. And yet, I can’t turn it off. Oh snap, and now she’s being abducted! This is getting good…

I found this recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything blog, which is one of my go-to sites for easy and delicious meal ideas. I decided to take a slightly different approach to it, and make the base more like pizza. I went with sausage and pepperoni with some veggies, but you could really add anything to the sauce! I think it would be yummy with canadian bacon, too. Mmmmm bon appetit!

Zesty Pizza Casserole

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What I’m Listening to: “Classic” by MKTO (so catchy!), “Pompeii” by Bastille, and “Sing” by Ed Sheeran

 Ingredients (makes one 11×7 pan)

-1 lb. ground italian sausage

-1/2 a green pepper, diced

-1/4 of a white onion, diced

-Red pepper flakes

-10-12 pepperonis

-One 26 oz jar of spaghetti sauce

-2 cloves of garlic

-1 small container of Greek Yogurt

-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

-1 Pillsbury Recipe Creations

-1/2 cup shredded parmesan

-3 tbsp butter, melted

 

In a large skillet, cook the onion, green pepper, and sausage until the sausage is browned.

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Sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes and add the pepperonis. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

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Slowly add the spaghetti sauce. Start with a half jar and mix. You can add more as needed. I used 3/4 of a jar. You don’t want it to be too saucey.

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Let the sauce mixture simmer for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the mozzarella and Greek Yogurt.

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Pour the sauce mixture into a greased 11×7 pan. Top with the mozzarella mixture and spread it evenly.

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Unroll the Recipe Creation and place it on top. You may need to double it over, or tear some off to make it fit in the pan. 

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In a small bowl, melt the butter. Mix the parmesan cheese in and spoon over the top of the crust. Bake at 375 for 18-25 minutes. When the crust is golden brown, it’s all done! 

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