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Recipe of the Day: Casserole brings meatballs and pizza together

Meatball ‘Pizza’ Casserole
Meatball ‘Pizza’ Casserole


24 (2-inch) meatballs, ready to eat (thawed, if frozen)

2 cans (11 ounces each) refrigerated thin crust pizza dough

14 ounces pizza sauce

1/2 cup chopped green peppers

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll 1 pizza crust; press lightly onto bottom of 13-by-9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray; spread with half the pizza sauce.

Top with meatballs, arranging in 4 rows of 6 meatballs each. Cover with remaining sauce; top with peppers, shredded cheese and Parmesan.

Unroll remaining pizza dough; place over pizza. Pierce with large fork at 2 1/2-inch intervals to allow steam to escape.

Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 12 servings.