Here’s a quick one for you on a busy weeknight or lazy day! This tastes like deep-dish pizza to me, but there isn’t really a crust. More like a puffy pizza or semi-casserole in a way.
I love the thick and chewy biscuit “crust” and all of the pizza flavors without all the fuss. And, of course, you can use any pizza ingredients you like (pepperoni would be great). I realize that I make many recipes from ingredients I need to use before they expire (cake mixes, fruit getting ready to go, these biscuits….), but I don’t want to waste them and heaven forbid I actually buy stuff as I need it! Those sales are too tempting.
Anyway, I really liked this and it was very easy. It does take awhile for the all of the biscuits to get done, especially the ones in the middle, but if you use a bigger dish than I did and spread out the mixture more, it will cook faster.
*** the biscuits make a nice fluffy "crust." Really good. Adapted and combined from many online versions.
- 1, 12 oz can biscuits
- Italian sausages , out of casings
- 1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 C chopped mushrooms
- 1/4 C thinly sliced black olives
- 12 oz marinara sauce
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a glass baking dish with Pam or wipe with oil. Set aside.
Cut each biscuit into fourths and put into a medium bowl. Saute the sausage meat until lightly browned and crumbly; drain the grease.
Put the cooked sausage, 3/4 C. of the mozzarella, 1/4 C. of the parmesan, mushrooms, black olives, 10 oz. of the marinara sauce and seasoning into the bowl with the biscuits and lightly toss till all of the biscuits are covered and the ingredients are mixed in.
Pour the mixture into the prepared dish, pour remaining 2 oz. of marinara sauce evenly on top, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 C. mozzarella and 1/4 parmesan, and bake for 40-45 minutes, testing the middle for doneness at 40 minutes. Serve with a fresh salad and warm marinara if desired.
Tips and Stuff:
I used Pillsbury flaky biscuits, but any type will do.
I also used Prego for the marinara - it was perfect.
I mixed the mixture with my hands so I wouldn't mush the biscuits with a spoon. I used an 8x10" baking dish, but will use a larger one next time, so the middle will cook evenly with the outside edges. Use any pizza ingredients you want - very versatile!