Stuffed Pizza Casserole

Stuffed Pizza Casserole
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  1. 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  2. 1/2 pound ground beef
  3. 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  4. 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  5. 2 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated pizza dough, divided
  6. 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  7. 1 1/2 cup pizza sauce, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and ground beef 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in mushrooms and bell pepper and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, unroll 1 pizza dough, press into bottom and halfway up sides of prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese, top with 3/4 cup pizza sauce, spoon meat mixture evenly over sauce, and sprinkle with 1 more cup cheese. Unroll and place second pizza dough on top. Press bottom and top crust edges together to seal. Make a few small slits in top crust.
  4. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven, pour remaining pizza sauce over crust and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until crust is browned.