Easy Cheesy Pizza Bake
  • 1 pound ground turkey sausage
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 ounces water (just use the can from the tomato paste)
  • 1 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 small can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small can sliced olives (I reserved a few for sprinkling on top)
  • 1½ cups mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the turkey sausage. Drain meat and add back into pan. Add the minced garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste, water and seasonings into the meat mixture, stirring to combine. If desired, stir in a can of sliced mushrooms and a can of sliced olives - or your other favorite pizza toppings.
  4. Separate the crescent dough into 8 triangles. Place dough into an ungreased 9-inch pie plate in a spoke pattern, allowing the narrow tips to overlap the rim of the plate about 3 inches. Press dough on the sides and the bottom of the plate to form a crust. Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese in the bottom of the pie plate. Spread meat mixture over the top. Fold the dough over the filling and bring tips to meet in the center. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of cheese, and if desired, ¼ teaspoon dried basil and remaining olives.
  5. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes, or until dough is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: serves 4
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at https://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/easy-cheesy-pizza-bake/