with Italian sausage, green pepper, and Parmesan cheese
$9.95 per serving
Prep & Cook Time:35-45 min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
A note about serious food allergies
What would it look like if two of our favorite foods fell in love, got married, and started a family? The answer is this pizza pot pie! All the fixings for a sausage and veggie pizza are here, including fresh bell pepper, cremini mushrooms, and fennel-flecked Italian sausage. It's bound up with an herb-infused pizza sauce, then topped with shredded mozzarella and a flaky Parmesan-puff pastry crust. Pizza pot pie? Now that's amore!
Keep puff pastry in refrigerator until ready to use. Stem, seed, and cut green bell pepper into ½" dice. Quarter mushrooms. Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into ½” dice. Stem parsley and mince. Combine grated Parmesan and 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a small bowl. Remove sausage from casing.
Brown the Meat
Line a plate with a paper towel. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large oven-safe pan over medium heat. Add sausage to hot pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned and no pink remains, 6-8 minutes. Transfer sausage to towel-lined plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Cook the Filling
Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in pan used to brown sausage over medium-high heat. Add onion, green pepper, parsley (reserve a pinch for garnish), and mushrooms to hot pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and lightly charred, 5-7 minutes. Remove pan from burner and stir in pizza sauce and browned sausage. Pan will go in oven later, so make sure yours is oven-safe or use an 8" square casserole. Top with shredded mozzarella, but do not stir in.
Assemble the Pie
Lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Stack puff pastry squares on floured surface and, using a rolling pin, can, or bottle, roll into a 10” circle, or the same diameter as your pan. Place rolled puff pastry over pan atop filling. Crimp edges of pastry dough, covering filling completely.
Bake the Pie
Place prepared pie on baking sheet to catch any drips. Place in oven and bake until dough is lightly browned, 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread Parmesan-olive oil mixture over dough. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, 2-5 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and rest at least 5 minutes before serving. Leave a dry kitchen towel or oven mitt on handle of pan to indicate that it's still hot.
Plate the Dish
Garnish with reserved parsley and serve straight from pan.