In taste tests, our kitchen panel preferred the casserole with lean ground beef.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
12 mins
bake:
20 mins
total:
57 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook first 3 ingredients and 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well, and return to skillet.

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  • Add 1/4 cup flour, stirring until blended. Stir in pasta sauce. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.

  • Unroll pizza crust, and place on top of cheese. (Tuck edges into baking dish, if necessary.) Brush with olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.

  • Bake at 425° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  • *An 3-ounce refrigerated pizza crust may be substituted.

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