Monday, April 22, 2013
Italian Pot Pie
Italian Pot Pie
1 1/2 lbs (750 g) bulk hot Italian sausage
1 medium red onion
1 medium green bell pepper
8 oz (250 g) mushrooms
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 can (15 oz) pizza sauce (1 3/4 cups/425 mL)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced fire-roasted tomatoes (1 3/4 cups/425 mL), undrained
1 pkg (13.8 oz/283 g) refrigerated pizza crust
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
Grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)
Italian Seasoning Mix (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Cook sausage in (12-in./30-cm) Skillet over medium-high heat 45 minutes or until browned, breaking into crumbles using Mix ‘N Chop.
2 Meanwhile, coarsely chop onion with Food Chopper. Cut bell pepper into 1/2-in. (1-cm) pieces with Chef's Knife. Slice mushrooms using Egg Slicer Plus®. Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic pressed with Garlic Press to Skillet; cook 1-2 minutes or until bell pepper is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally with Small Mix ‘N Scraper®. Stir in pizza sauce and tomatoes; cook 1-2 minutes or until simmering. Cover; remove from heat.
3 Place dough onto Large Grooved Cutting Board (do not unroll). Using a sawing motion, slice dough in half lengthwise with Color Coated Bread Knife; slice dough halves crosswise into 12 half moons for a total of 24 half moons. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over sausage mixture. Arrange dough over cheese in a circular pattern, spacing about 3/4 in. (2 cm) apart. Brush dough with oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush.
4 Bake, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Carefully remove Skillet from oven with Oven Mitts. Sprinkle crust with Parmesan cheese and seasoning mix, if desired. Let stand 5 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings of (excluding optional ingredients)
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 530, Total Fat 33 g, Saturated Fat 13 g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g, Protein 23 g, Sodium 1530 mg, Fiber 3 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving: No information is currently available.
If desired, 1 (14.5-oz) can Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes can be substituted for the fire-roasted tomatoes.