Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Pizza Breadstick Casserole
One word describes this dish. Delicious!
To ensure that the undersides of the breadsticks cook completely, be sure the meat mixture is piping hot when you top it with the breadsticks.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced pepperoni
5 green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups chunky tomato pasta sauce
1 box refrigerated parmesan breadsticks with garlic
1 cup shredded colby monterey jack cheese blend
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 12 x 8 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 10 inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in pepperoni, onions and pasta sauce. Cook until boiling, stirring frequently.
Meanwhile, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. Spread garlic mixture from box evenly over dough. Separate dough into 10 breadsticks. Cut each breadstick into 3 crosswise pieces.
Spoon ground beef mixture into baking dish. Spread dough pieces evenly over hot ground beef mixture.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until topping is golden brown and no longer doughy. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.