Saturday, August 13, 2011

Macaroni Pizza Pie - from Issue #24

Can't decide whether to have pizza or macaroni and cheese?  Do you always have left over macaroni and cheese?  Would combining your kid's two favorite dishes just be over the top?  You will need:
1 box macaroni and cheese
butter and milk to prepare
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup pasta sauce
40 slices pepperoni
1-2 cups mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions on the box, except you will only use 1 tbs. butter and 1/4 cup milk.  Add 1 beaten egg, bread crumbs, and Parmesan to the mixture.
Next, press mixture into a greased pie dish and spread sauce on top.
Top with pepperoni slices, mozzarella, and then more pepperoni slices!
Place in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Slice and serve!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Zucchini Casserole - From Issue #23

Is your garden overflowing with zucchini?  Do your neighbors keep leaving zucchini on your door?
3-4 small zucchini grated (about 4 cups)
8 oz. ground pork or turkey sausage
2 cups prepared hash brown potatoes
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese
4 tbs. butter, divided
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook sausage in a skillet until done and set aside.
Shred zucchini, and potatoes (if you do not buy prepared hash brown potatoes).
In the same skillet, melt 2 tbs. of butter and saute hash browns and zucchini until zucchini is soft.  Add sausage back into skillet and pour cream over the top.  Mix in salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese and mix well.
Scrape mixture into a greased casserole dish.  Mix bread crumbs with remaining 2 tbs. of butter (melted) and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.   Bake for 30 minutes.

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