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Pizza Casserole


Serves 8-10

Ingredients

1 pound bow-tie or spiral pasta
1 pound ground sausage
2 (26 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1/2 pound pepperoni
3 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F and bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Cook pasta according to packaging directions, or until just al dente.

Drain pasta and set aside.

In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook sausage and onion until meat is browned and onion is softened and translucent.

Season with salt and pepper, garlic powder, basil and oregano.

Drain off excess grease and pour in spaghetti sauce and cooked pasta. Cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

Pour sausage and pasta mixture into baking dish and top with parmesan cheese.

Evenly spread mozzarella cheese over the top and lay our pepperoni on top of that.

Place baking dish in oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melted and bubbly and dish is warmed through.
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Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts (cut into 4 fillets)
2 oz (32 slices) light turkey pepperoni (I used Applegate Farms)
2 oz reduced fat mozzarella cheese slices (I used 2 1oz slices cut in half)
1 cup jarred fat free pizza sauce
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1 cup Panko
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 and mist a 9” x 13” baking dish with nonfat cooking spray.

Using a meat mallet, flatten each chicken fillet to about 1/3” thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Spread 1 tbsp of pizza sauce on one side of chicken. One on half of the sauced side, lay 1 slice (0.5oz) of the mozzarella cheese, and 8 slices of the turkey pepperoni. Fold chicken fillet in half, being careful to try and keep the filling inside and rolling in the edges, if possible. Seal with toothpicks, if needed.

Prepare dredging station by placing the flour in one shallow bowl, the liquid egg whites in another, and the Panko, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and additional salt & pepper in the third.

One by one, coat each piece of chicken in the flour, then the egg then the Panko seasoning mixture. Be careful to try and keep the open side of the pocket pinched closed and keep the fillings in (this is why I recommend the toothpicks in Step 3). Place in prepared baking dish, and bake, uncovered for about 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked through and outside is golden brown and crispy.

Pour remaining pizza sauce over chicken right after it is removed from the oven, and serve.
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White Pizza Bread

Ingredients

1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups finely shredded Italian cheese blend
1 tube Pillsbury refrigerated thin pizza crust
2 cups (1-inch round) mozzarella balls (about 24)
2 cups Alfredo sauce
Basil, freshly chopped (for garnish)
Nonstick baking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt cake pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together garlic powder, Italian seasoning and shredded cheese. Set aside.

Unroll pizza dough and cut into 1 1/2-inch squares with a sharp knife. Wrap each square of dough around a mozzarella ball and dip into 1 cup of Alfredo sauce. Dip into prepared shredded cheese mix.

Place inside bundt pan, creating a uniform layer all the way around the pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before inverting the Bundt pan onto a serving platter. Garnish with basil. Serve with remaining 1 cup of alfredo sauce (warmed
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Bow Tie Pasta Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb. ground meat
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 10 oz. can diced Italian style tomatoes
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Italian cheese blend
Any other pizza toppings, you can add like black olives, sausage, onions, green peppers, etc…

Directions:

Boil water and salt for pasta. Once it starts boiling, add pasta. Brown meat in a separate frying pan. When pasta is cooked, drain.

In a lightly greased 9×13×3 inch pan, pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat bottom. Add a layer of pasta and add 1/2 of sauce, can of tomatoes, garlic powder, and oregano.

On top of pasta, layer the ground meat, then add a layer of pepperonis. Sprinkle parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese. And layer more pepperoni. Top with bacon bits and anything else you like just like a pizza!

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
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Slow Cooker Sausage Pizza Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs sausage
2 cups frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions, thawed
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped
18 sandwich buns
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Cook sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain.

Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

Mix sausage, stir-fry vegetables, pepperoni, pizza sauce and Italian seasoning in cooker.

Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.

Stir in tomatoes.

To serve, fill buns with sausage mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

NOTE: If the sausage has a casing, remove and discard it before you brown the sausage. Stiir the sausage frequently during cooking to break it up into small pieces
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Pizza Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

4 slices of sourdough bread thickly sliced from a wide loaf.
1/2 pound of yellow American cheese
2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
16 slices of slicing pepperoni thinly sliced
2 ounces of pizza sauce
4 ounces unsalted butter melted

Instructions

Start building your sandwiches by placing four slices of sourdough bread on the counter Cover each slice of bread with a total of 4 cheese slices on each slice of bread. ( 2 to cover the bread, and two deep)

Place 8 slices of the pepperoni on top of the american cheese on each of the bottom slices of the sourdough.

spread about 1 ounce of pizza sauce on top of the pepperoni on each sandwich

Place half the mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce on each sandwich.

Top the two finished sandwiches halves, with the other piece of sourdough that you have cheese already on, with the cheese facing the pepperoni (You should have a total of 8 slices of cheese on each sandwich, 4 on the bottom and 4 on the top)

Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat, then using a pastry brush, brush one side of each of the sandwiches liberally with the melted butter

Heat your pan on the stove top until it is hot enough to toast the bread.

Place the buttered side down on the pan.

Turn heat down to medium, and cover the sandwich with a pot lid to keep the heat in and help the cheese to melt. After about 3-4 minutes check the bread on the pan to see how the color is. It should be toasted a dark golden brown.

Brush butter on the side that is up, then turn it over to repeat the process of toasting the bread. (Use the pot lid again to help melt the cheese) After 3-4 minutes check that side, to see how the color is.

If the cheese is not fully melted, turn the heat down to low and keep the lid covering the sandwich until the cheese has melted. Just be careful not to burn the bread.

Place sandwich on plate, cut in half, serve and enjoy.
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Pizza Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb. ground meat
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 10 oz. can diced Italian style tomatoes
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Italian cheese blend
Any other pizza toppings, you can add like black olives, sausage, onions, green peppers, etc…

Directions

Boil water and salt for pasta. Once it starts boiling, add pasta. Brown meat in a separate frying pan. When pasta is cooked, drain.

In a lightly greased 9×13×3 inch pan, pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat bottom. Add a layer of pasta and add 1/2 of sauce, can of tomatoes, garlic powder, and oregano.

On top of pasta, layer the ground meat, then add a layer of pepperonis. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese. And layer more pepperoni. Top with bacon bits and anything else you like just like a pizza!

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
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