Puffed Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Puffed Pizza Casserole Recipe

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“My sister gave me this recipe 20 years ago,” recalls Linda Wilkens of Maple Grove, Minnesota. “The hefty, comforting one-dish meal has a fun popover crust…and the pizza flavor makes it a favorite with all ages!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.


  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.
Originally published as Puffed Pizza Casserole in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p54

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TerryH1387 User ID: 2222889 237943
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"A change of pace for ground beef. It was okay."

gregwoody75 User ID: 8415643 228199
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"easy and very yummy....will need to double recipe so there is plenty"

laura70 User ID: 10385 160092
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"Excellent. The topping with the parmesan cheese really adds to the flavor."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 160605
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"My husband and I really enjoyed this 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!"

campingwithlobo User ID: 5174597 144903
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Great casserole...I'm trying to understand why people think this could be a slow cooker recipe. Seriously, it says slow cooker AND casserole dishes on the e-mail. What part of and don't you peole get!"

Kay Cessna User ID: 3254391 160604
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"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."

EstherA User ID: 134980 208235
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"Slow cookers & Casseroles!"

richtercory User ID: 3843046 143681
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"It's because the orginal email that you got this from says slow cooker AND casserole recipes. You are correct that the spaghetti sauce mix is located by where you find the packaged gravy mixes."

marsuzcos User ID: 3533745 160028
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"Me too! What's up with that?"

bolson User ID: 2379866 65441
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"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?"

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