Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Guest Recipe – Susan’s Pizza Boats
I love pizza! But, the crust doesn't really like me sometimes even if you overlook the calories. I've made pizza casseroles and pizza soups - each containing all my favorite pizza toppings, but just lacking a little something. When Susan sent me her latest recipe creation, I finally figured out what mine were missing. It's that lovely, slightly browned, gooey cheese topping. I love that she put these mini-casseroles in little 'boats'. Here's another winner from Susan.
Susan's Pizza Boats
1 pound sausage
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
50 (or several)slices of pepperoni - chopped
1 jar pizza sauce
any other pizza toppings (olives, banana peppers, etc)
2 cups mozzarella cheese - depending on how much you like on your pizza
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage, onions, green peppers, pepperoni and whatever else you like on pizza- all this is to taste. Drain off the fat. Spray the dish with a cooking spray, cover bottom of the dish with a thin layer sauce, as you would for pizza pie, spoon on a healthy portion of the pizza topping mixture - then mozzarella cheese. I prefer a lot. Place in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese melts. I prefer my cheese to brown a little. Then serve w/extra sauce on the side.
You can use an individual dish like I did or a pie pan.