Monday, April 8, 2013

Easy Pizza Bake

We love pizza at our house.  Homemade pizza is the bomb, but there are times when I can seem to find time to make homemade pizza.  Then we order pizza from a local gas station, yeah, from a gas station.  Their pizza is very tasty, but as you know takeout, even from a gas station is expensive.  Several friends on Facebook have started posting links to recipes, and this pizza bake was one of them.  I thought, heck that recipe is a great starting point, but I can take it and make it even better.

This was easy to throw together using jumbo biscuits and sauce from a jar.  I think my husband had two servings, then went back and got a little for a snack.  Using what we had on hand, I made this pizza bake with bulk ground sausage and ground beef, you can chose what topping your family prefers.

Easy Pizza Bake

1 can jumbo biscuits
1 jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb ground sausage
1/2 lb ground beef
4 oz can chopped mushrooms and pieces
4 oz can chopped black olives

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.  Brown ground sausage and ground beef together.
3.  While meat is cooking, cut each biscuit into 8 pieces.
4.  Toss the biscuits, meat, mushrooms, olives, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese together with the jar of pizza sause.
5.  Spray 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non stick spray and spread the mixture into the pan.
6.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
7.  Remove from oven and top with remaining cheeses and place back in the over for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Adapted from Pillsbury