Pizza Casserole

With its crust on the top and a generous sprinkling of cheese, this casserole will remind you of a sausage pizza turned upside-down.

Pizza Casserole
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins Cook 17 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 sweet yellow, red or green pepers, cut in large dice
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) no-salt-added recipe-ready diced tomatoes, drained
  • 5 fully cooked chicken sausages (about 12 ounces), sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated bread sticks

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers; cook 5 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic; cook 5 minutes, until barely tender.

2. Add tomatoes, sausage, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook until somewhat dry, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Spoon half into prepared dish. Top with 1 cup mozzarella. Add remaining tomato mixture. Arrange bread sticks on top in lattice pattern, trimming to fit. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella.

3. Bake in 350 degree F oven 25 minutes, until bread sticks are browned and filling is bubbly. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 321, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 73, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 30, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 988, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.