I just want to say I have been trying to stay true to the recipes and not make major substitutions, but using a whole pound of ground beef on this about killed me. I like to use beef a little more sparingly than this recipe calls for, but I wanted to give it a go. My husband and daughter really liked the meatiness of this dish, but I'll admit to wanting more cheese and less beef.
Overall, the idea was good. I might make it again using homemade crust, less beef and more cheese of the shredded variety. Removing some meat would also help with the point value. And using 8 ounces of 2% mozzarella would up the cheese factor without too much calorie damage.
Find the original recipe on page 13: 100 Favorite Weight Watchers Recipes.
Taste Score: 6 (me), 10 (husband and daughter)
Ease of Preparation Score: 9
Deep Dish Pizza Casserole
1 pound ground round (I used 91% lean ground beef)
1 15 ounce can chunky Italian-style tomato sauce (I used a 15 ounce jar of pizza sauce)
1 10 ounce can refrigerated pizza crust dough
6 1 ounce slices part skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brown beef and drain. Add tomato sauce and cook until heated through. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Unroll pizza dough and press into pan, bringing it partway up the sides. Line bottom of crust with 3 slices of cheese. Top with meat and tomato mixture. Bake uncovered for 12 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes.
1 serving =
15 grams fat
32 grams carb
2 grams fiber
32 grams protein
Weight Watchers POINTS - 9
Weight Watchers Points Plus - 10
Weight Watchers Smart Points - 11
Nutrition information is approximate and calculated at caloriecount.com.
|I used more than 3 slices on top because my slices were less than one ounce.|
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