Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Easy Caprese Pizza Bake

Surprise! There's ooey, gooey melty cheese inside each baked biscuit. Sweet sausage, rich tomato sauce, fresh basil - that's Italian!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

3
teaspoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1
lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
4
cups pizza sauce
1/2
cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1
can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
20
fresh mozzarella ciliegine (cherry-size) cheese balls (from 8 oz container)
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in pizza sauce, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup of the basil leaves; cook over medium-low heat, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 2 Meanwhile, separate dough into 10 biscuits; separate each biscuit into 2 layers to create 20 biscuits. Place 1 cheese ball in center of each biscuit. Carefully stretch dough around cheese; pinch edges to seal completely.
  • 3 Pour meat sauce into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Place biscuits, seam sides down, on top of sauce. Brush tops of biscuits with remaining oil. Bake 13 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and sauce is bubbly. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and remaining 1/4 cup basil.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in pizza sauce, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup of the basil leaves; cook over medium-low heat, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 2 Meanwhile, separate dough into 10 biscuits; separate each biscuit into 2 layers to create 20 biscuits. Place 1 cheese ball in center of each biscuit. Carefully stretch dough around cheese; pinch edges to seal completely.
  • 3 Pour meat sauce into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Place biscuits, seam sides down, on top of sauce. Brush tops of biscuits with remaining oil. Bake 13 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and sauce is bubbly. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and remaining 1/4 cup basil.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
(
Calories from Fat
370),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
42%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
2140mg
2140%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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