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Deep Dish Pizza Casserole


  • 1 pound of extra lean ground beef
  • 1 jar of pizza sauce
  • 1 can of refrigerated pizza crust dough use Pillsbury and not thin crust
  • cups of reduced fat part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of Crushed Red Peppers optional
  • Little bit of flour to roll out pizza dough


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Cook the meat in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain access oil and return to skillet. Turn down the hear and add your favorite pizza sauce. * You can also use marinara sauce but I have come to really love the pizza sauce in this recipe better.
  • While the beef is cooking, sprinkle some flour on a parchment paper and roll out your pizza dough this way making it easier to fit into the 8X8 -inch baking dish. Make sure you spray the pan with cooking spray, do not miss the sides of the pan or the crust will stick to it. Lay the crust into the baking dish. Press the dough to the sides coming about half way up the baking dish to make a crust.
  • Once the meat and sauce are combined, place the mixture into the baking dish on top of the rolled out pizza crust. Make sure to evenly spread it throughout the whole baking dish.
    Next bake for 15 minutes. * Watch the sides of the crust if they start to turn brown take it out of the oven.
    Pull out of the oven and place the mozzarella cheese on top of the meat mixture to cover from end to end. Bake for 5 more minutes or until the cheese is a light golden brown and then remove from the oven.
  • Wait about 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle the Crushed Red Peppers on and Enjoy.


Nutritional Information
Serving: Calories 310 (Calories from Fat 48); Total Fat  7.1g (Saturated Fat 2.8g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 57mg;  Sodium 754mg; Total Carbohydrate 35.7g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g);  Protein 25.9g
Exchanges: 2 Starches; 2 Lean Meat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 8
Weight Watchers Points: 6