Pizza has just been kicked up a couple notches! Meat-Lover’s Pizza Bake doesn’t skimp in the meat department, and you’re going to love it! Crumbled ground beef and pork sausage live in complete Italian-seasoned harmony with a tomato basil sauce and a tender pizza crust. And the cheese! Yes, glorious cheese, both shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan, are intermingled for just the right Italian touch! Meat-Lover’s Pizza Bake is the hearty way to satisfy any meat-lover, just on a grander scale. No wimpy, skinny pizza here! This dish is packed with meat from the bottom to the top, and we are very proud of that! Let’s eat some meat!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 cup pepperoni, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and the pork sausage and cook, while crumbling, until the meat mixture is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Drain the excess grease from the skillet.

Step 4 –Add the pepperoni, the flour, and 3 teaspoons of the Italian seasonings to the meat mixture and stir until combined.

Step 5 –Add the pasta sauce to the meat mixture and bring to a boil.

Step 6 –Evenly spoon the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish.

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Step 7 –Evenly sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese over the meat mixture.

Step 8 –Place the unrolled pizza crust over the top of the mozzarella cheese layer.

Step 9 –Use a pastry brush to evenly brush the olive oil over the pizza crust.

Step 10 –Sprinkle the remaining Italian seasoning, the remaining mozzarella cheese, and the parmesan cheese over the pizza crust.

Step 11 –Bake the casserole until golden-brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 12 –Serve.