Deep Dish Pizza Casserole


Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

Deep Dish Pizza Casserole
30 Min

Looking for a budget friendly, fast, and delicious way to feed the kids now that school is back in session? Our Deep Dish Pizza Casserole is just what you need! This easy deep dish pizza is ready in just 30 minutes, and is sure to please the kids with its cheesy pizza goodness. You'll give the flavors and simplicity of this dish an A+!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen bell peppers and onions, thawed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain off pan drippings. Stir in spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning, and onion and pepper mixture and cook until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, unroll pizza dough and press into bottom and halfway up sides of baking dish (see Notes). Line pizza dough with 6 slices of mozzarella cheese. Top with meat mixture. Place remaining 6 slices of cheese over meat filling and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese begins to bubble up. Cool 5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 549
  • Calories from Fat 267
  • Total Fat 30g 46 %
  • Saturated Fat 14g 72 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 33g 67 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 105mg 35 %
  • Sodium 1,100mg 46 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g 11 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10 %
  • Sugars 9.1g 0 %

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Better than expensive take out pizza for less than half the price.

I made this for dinner tonight and it was very good. The only things I did a little bit different was I used 6 square slices of cheese on the top and the bottom because the supermarket in my area doesn't carry long sliced cheeses. I also used a 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes in sauce because I couldn't find chunky tomato sauce. Also no Italian seasoned tomatoes so I added a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to them. It was a big hit in my house. My partner put his slices under the broiler for a couple of minutes because he said it wasn't brown enough for him.

Just o.k. I used italian sausage instead of hamburger

We love this pizza dish. I also add olives. It is super easy and very, very tasty!!

Although I haven't tried this yet, I would like to suggest a couple of tips. Spread your ground beef in a baking pan and cook in the oven. After draining, grind in food processor before mixing with tomatoes. This will make a smoothe and meaty sauce without the lumpy, sometimes tough bits of ground beef. I also use shredded cheese. For some reason I feel the processed slices are less healthy

super easy recipe, even you want to add extra toppings, added sausage, ham and pepperoni.....Yumm!!

I don't understand the cheese part! Don't you mean 6 pcs on 1st layer,then another 6 like the picture shows????

Hello! The mozzarella cheese (as sold by Sargento or Kraft) comes in long slices. So 3 long slices on the bottom and 3 on the stop should work. In the picture, the casserole was cut after it was baked.

That is what I did, because the supermarket in my area doesn't carry long sliced cheeses.

I made this with Italian seasoned ground turkey, extra onion and black olive. Excellent alternative to expensive take out pizza! Definitely a recipe to save.

Very good, and recipe made a large casserole . I cooked it a little longer so the bottom crust would be completely cooked.

Thanks again "Mr Food" another keeper! But, I have to remind people of your (excellent) recipe for "Pepperoni Pie Squares"!!! We are still enjoying it tremendously! I hope all your [fans] will give it a try. Trust me 'fellow cooks & bakers,' you don't want to miss out on it! I will be trying this one also [real soon]. "Little ole' Ohio cook"

Growing up I remember my mother making this and I haven't had it in decades. When I saw this on the show this morning the memories came back and it was "oooh so good". Thank you so much I never asked her how she made it and never thought I would eat this dish again. She will be looking down at me in the kitchen tomorrow smiling. Thanks

I skipped the ground beef but did add some browned italian sausage and coarsely chopped fresh spinach to sauce, just wilting it. very nice way for getting kids to eat spinach.

Please add nutrition info

Sounds delicious! I will be making this for my family soon. Considering the cost of "take-out" pizza these days, this sounds like an economical dish, too!

When I want to print a recipe I don't want to print the whole page!!!

you don't need to. Just highlight what you want, click file at top of computer, click print and a box will come up.....then hit selection as opposed to ALL. works every time...i've saved alot of ink that way.

With an Apple Save as a PDF file and delete the pages or parts you don't want before printing.

What a easy way to make pizza!

Instead of groundbeef try italian sausage or half/half mixture and a Tbsp. italian seasonng to the sauce plus 2 Tbsp. ketchup for a more tangy sauce. I've been making deep dish or big foot pizzas for twenty yrs.,but always looking for new ways to make or add to it!

This was easy to make and my husband loved it.

ooh its so good!! i would like to try more of these great tasting recipes


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