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!

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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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