Pizza Pie

Tired of regular pizza? This pie recipe is a chance to switch things up a bit. Use any ingredients you like; switch out the meat ingredients, if you prefer vegetables.

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Claire O'Neill/NPR
Pizza Pie
Claire O'Neill/NPR

Makes 1 9-inch pie

2 9-inch pie crusts (make your own or use a store-bought refrigerated variety)

Nonstick cooking spray

1 pound hot sausage, cooked and drained

8 ounces mushrooms, sauteed

1/2 cup white onion, sauteed

1/2 cup red onion, sauteed

2 ounces pepperoni

4 slices Canadian bacon

1/2 cup Sweet Pepper Strips (a jarred condiment sold in major supermarkets), to taste

8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

15 ounces of canned pizza sauce (as is, or add spices to taste)

4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated or shredded

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Coat a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and place rolled-out dough in pan, pricking the bottom with a fork.

Begin adding sausage, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, peppers and mozzarella cheese. Pour the sauce over the top, then sprinkle on the parmesan cheese. Place the second rolled-out crust onto the top of the pie, crimp the edges of the two crusts together, and cut some small vent holes in the top.

Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Lower oven temperature to 375 and bake for another 30 minutes.

Let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

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