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Sausage Pizza Casserole

 Sausage Pizza Casserole
Looking for a healthy dish the whole family will love? Nancy Zimmerman turns to this fast flavorful pizza entree that fills her Cape May Court House home in New Jersey with a simply wonderful aroma. “Refrigerated bread sticks make the crust fuss-free and any leftovers freeze well for another busy day,” she points out. TIP: You can also substitute green peppers instead of yellow and red.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion and peppers in oil for 2-3 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender. Add zucchini; saute 4-6 minutes longer or until
  • vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, sausage, tomato paste, salt, Italian seasoning,
  • pepper and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until heated through.

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Sausage Pizza Casserole (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spoon half of the sausage mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; top with remaining
  • sausage mixture. Separate breadsticks; arrange in a lattice pattern
  • over the top. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until topping is
  • golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 389 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 1,327 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein.