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Easy Sausage Pizza Pie

No recipe image available.This savory pizza pot pie is as easy to make as it is tasty—thanks to ready-to-use pie crust and pizza sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) package folded refrigerated unbaked pie crusts (2-count)
1 tablespoon cornmeal
8 ounces bulk Italian sausage or pork sausage
1/2 of a (3.5-ounce) package sliced pepperoni
1 (4-ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 (8-ounce) can pizza sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon milk or water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Let pie crusts stand at room temperature according to package directions. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle pie plate with cornmeal; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook sausage until brown. Add pepperoni; heat through. Drain fat. Pat dry with paper towels to remove additional fat. Stir in the mushrooms. Set aside.
  3. Combine pizza sauce, red pepper and chili powder. Set aside.
  4. Unfold pie crusts. Transfer one of the crusts to prepared pie plate. Sprinkle one-third of the shredded cheese over bottom crust. Pour half of the pizza sauce over cheese. Top with the sausage mixture, another one-third of the shredded cheese, and the remaining pizza sauce. Top; with the remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Cut several slits in remaining crust. Place top crust on filling. Trim and flute edge. Brush with milk or water.
  6. Bake in a 425°F (220°C) oven about 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and pizza is heated through. let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings.