Pizza Casserole

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No doubt about it, we sure do love our pizza! In fact, recent surveys showed that, as a nation, we eat about 350 slices of pizza per second! And with October being National Pizza Month, here's how we can turn dinner into a pizza celebration.

Watch this one: In a skillet, over medium-high heat, we brown 1 pound of ground beef until no pink remains, drain it, add in 1 can of Italian-style diced tomatoes, and cook the mixture until it's heated through.

Meanwhile, unroll 1 container of refrigerated pizza crust, and press it over the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9" x 13" sprayed baking dish.

Sprinkle on 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, spread the meat mixture over that, and bake it off in a preheated 425°F oven for 12 minutes.

Sprinkle on another cup of shredded mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Give it 2 to 3 minutes more, until the cheese melts, and dinner is ready! And there are no rules – use any brands you want.

Pile on a few of your favorite toppings before baking, if you want, like pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers, you know, those kinds of things.

If you’d like the recipe, no problem! Just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked “Pizza Casserole,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for celebrating National Pizza Month with an easy-as-can-be main-dish hit they'll love you for! 'Cause no matter how we slice it, if its pizza, or looks like it, smells like it, even sounds like it, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"