Inside Out Pizza Casserole
The kids are going to love this...favorite pizza toppings like sausage, pepperoni, sauce and cheese are mixed together and topped with pie crust to make a mouthwatering casserole. What fun!
Recipe from Prego Italian Sauce
1/2 15 ounce package refrigerated pie crust (1 crust)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 1/2 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce OR Prego® Roasted Garlic and Herb Italian Sauce
4 ounces sliced pepperoni, coarsely chopped
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Let the pie crust stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or until it's easy to handle.
Add the mushrooms and onion and cook until they're tender. Stir in the sauce and pepperoni and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Spoon the mixture into a 2-quart casserole.
Place the crust over the sausage mixture and crimp or flute the edges. Cut several slits in the crust.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Crimping or fluting the edges of the crust helps the crust adhere to the edges of the casserole, making it less likely to shrink.