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This comforting, kid-friendly Easy Pizza Pot Pie is the perfect weeknight dinner to please your entire family. Like an upside-down pizza, it’s full of beef, pepperoni, sauce, cheese, and vegetables – all topped with an easy short-cut biscuit crust. It’s a fast, fun twist on a classic favorite!
Is there anything better than a hot casserole for dinner on a cold winter evening? How about a casserole that can be prepped in advance (even the night before!), and that utilizes a couple of convenience items for faster and easier cooking? After all, even when we’re busy, it’s nice to be able to sit down to dinner as a family, and this recipe is one that everyone will love!
I have a few tricks up my sleeve for getting dinner on the table FAST, and this recipe features three of them (making it three times as quick?!). Thanks to refrigerated biscuit dough, and a jar of marinara, your casserole is halfway done! And my other favorite easy meal prep solution? This cheese! I love packages of shredded cheese, which I often buy in bulk so that I’m sure to never run out. Buying the pre-shredded cheese cuts out an extra step or two, since I’m not using my cheese grater and cutting board or washing extra dishes. I’ll take the help where I can get it!
For this Pizza Pot Pie, I used a package of the Crystal Farms Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. This natural product has few preservatives and is a rich source of calcium. It’s located in the refrigerated dairy section, so it’s easy to pick up when I’m on my regular weekly grocery run. And if it’s important to you, all of the Crystal Farms Cheese products are gluten-free!
While I love the ease of the shredded cheese, Crystal Farms also has a number of other cheese products for just about any cooking or snacking need that you could dream up. I may have used my cheese to make a kid-friendly weeknight dinner, but you can also create appetizer and snack recipes, easy morning meals, and dozens of other simple suppers. If you’re interested in even more deliciously cheesy recipes, you should check out Crystal Farms Favorites.
It’s a company that we can feel good about supporting! Since 1926, Crystal Farms has been committed to providing the highest quality products to consumers. Today the Crystal Farms brand is one of the largest cheese brands in the country. Just as the package says, Lake Mills, Wisconsin has been home to Crystal Farms for the past 25 years and the hard-working, honest people of Lake Mills are devoted to delivering consistent quality and great tasting products for what they love – cheese!
So, are you ready for the details about this quick and tasty dinner?
After browning your meat and veggies in a skillet, you just toss it with a jar of marinara sauce and some chopped pepperoni. Top is all with a generous portion of creamy, rich cheese and pop the crust (or biscuits!) on top. That’s it!
At this point, you can either cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake it, or just go ahead and stick it right in the oven. It will be hot, golden, and ready to devour in about 25 minutes!
And before you scurry off to buy some of this cheese, be sure to leave a comment below letting me know how you like to enjoy cheese. I will randomly select one reader to win this beautiful blue Le Creuset serving platter from Crystal Farms Cheese!
Easy Pizza Pot Pie
Yield 6 -8
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
- ½ cup finely diced onion
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- ½ cup diced pepperoni
- 2 cups shredded Crystal Farms mozzarella cheese
- 1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
- Brown ground beef, pepper, and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain.
- Add marinara and pepperoni to the skillet; stir to combine. Pour into 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish. Top with shredded cheese.
- Separate the dough into 8 biscuits. Place biscuits evenly on top of the cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.
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