Puffed Pizza Casserole Recipe
- 1/3 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3 teaspoons spaghetti sauce mix
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 2 tablespoons beaten egg
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, water and spaghetti sauce mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place flour in a small bowl. Combine the milk, egg and oil; whisk into flour just until blended.
- 2. Pour meat mixture into a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Pour flour mixture over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- 3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and center is set. Yield: 2 servings.
1 each: 382 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 995mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Puffed Pizza Casserole
"A change of pace for ground beef. It was okay."
"Easy and very yummy....will need to double recipe so there is plenty"
"Excellent. The topping with the parmesan cheese really adds to the flavor."
"My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe...it was just the right amount for the two of us! I used my home-canned pizza sauce and added mushrooms and black olives. I will definitely make it again!"
"What is wrong with you people? It is obvious that you should cook this in the oven and if you look a little further you will find the slow cooker recipes. Get a life."
"Slow cookers & Casseroles!"
"Me too! What's up with that?"
"I second the comment about this not being a slow cooker recipe :-( As for 'spaghettie sauce mix' ... I assume that is the packaged spice mix you can buy in the same area of the grocery store where you buy packaged gravy mixes, right?"
"What do you mean by spaghetti sauce mix?"
"I thought the same thing. But I know that for every 15 minutes of baking time is 1 hour (or so) in the crockpot on low. So, I will probably try it anyway"
"The email newsletter is called: Slow Cookers & CASSEROLES"
"This came in an email about slow cookers - no oven required, yet it clearly requires baking. An editor must have clearly overlooked it."