I just made this tonight and it was delicious. From start to finish this took under 1/2 hour. Even with browning the sausage. I love that it's a one pot meal too, our PC pans are oven safe...woohoo!
The Pampered Chef ®
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 4–5 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
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
Cook's Tip: If desired, 1 (14.5-oz) can Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes can be substituted for the fire-roasted tomatoes.