Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pizza Casserole

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Hopefully things are settled down and I will start posting more. I have decided to stop posting about my groceries and focus more on recipes since that seems to be more interesting to you all. And also put up my menu plan each week so that if you want to copy cat some of it you can. Would you find that helpful? Otherwise I must not waste my time. Or would you rather see all my groceries. I don’t buy as much in the summer as we eat a lot out of the garden. What are you thoughts?
Last night I made this pizza casserole. That is what we will call it since I put it in a casserole pan. I finally found a crust recipe that I really like. The reason I put this in a casserole dish is sometimes when I make a pizza I put too much junk on it and then the crust doesn’t rise good and I make a mess. This turned out great and we enjoyed it. Go ahead and try making your own crust. It is easy and delicious and doesn’t take long at all. Ps. I found this crust recipe via Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.


1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in sugar, salt, oil and flour. Beat vigorously 20 strokes. Cover and let rest about 15 minutes. With buttered fingers, pat crust into a greased 9 x 13-in. baking pan. Push the crust up around the sides a little so you will have an outside pizza like crust. Note: This make a super “pan” pizza with a really thick crust.

Spread with pizza sauce (as much as you like) and add toppings and cheese. On this pizza I have Italian sausage, mushrooms, red bell pepper and onions. The cheese is a mix of mozzarella, parmesan, and a little Colby jack mix (only because I didn’t think I had enough cheese). I try to mix the cheese and the toppings all together with just a little extra cheese on top. Otherwise the pizza is like crust, toppings layer and then cheese layer and it doesn’t turn out like a pizza more like a casserole dish. No good. So mix it up a little.


  1. Oh I loved this! I tried Kim's last night and it was sooo yummy!!

  2. please keep posting your recipes :) love them, i made the orange chicken twice already!!!