Monday, October 28, 2013

Italian Casserole (or Italian Pie)

Italian Casserole - Quick and Easy

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion
1 1/2 cup pasta sauce
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package reduced fat crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350.
Brown beef and onions in a skillet until beef is no longer pink.  Add pasta sauce and cook until heated through.

Pour into a deep dish pie plate. 
Mix together 1 cup of cheese and the sour cream.

Spoon onto the meat mixture. I used a small spoon to get small amounts because it was not going to work to spread it on the meat.

Top with the crescent rolls.  I found it is easiest to do two across and then 2 at right angles - then fill in the open areas with the other 4.  I also curl up the tip of the crescent toll so I don't have a big glob of undercooked dough in the center.

It is not necessary to get the crescent rolls covering all the meat and cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until browned.  

Beautiful!  Serving it was a little tricky because the sauce is a little soupy but it was really good and a hit with the family.

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