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Topsy-turvy Pizza Pot Pie

Makes 6 servings

Notes: Prepare through step 2 up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

 1/2 pound mushrooms
 1 onion (1/2 lb.)
 2 red bell peppers (1 lb. total)
 2 cloves garlic
 1 pound hot or mild Italian sausages, casings removed
 1 jar (27 oz.) marinara or other spaghetti sauce
  Salt and pepper
 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
 1 package (11 oz.) refrigerated soft breadsticks
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Step 1

Rinse mushrooms, and trim and discard discolored stem ends; thinly slice mushrooms. Peel onion and thinly slice. Rinse, stem, seed, and thinly slice bell peppers. Peel and mince garlic.

Step 2

Crumble sausages into a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat; stir until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Add mushrooms, onion, bell peppers, and garlic; stir until vegetables begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in marinara sauce; add salt and pepper to taste. Scrape into a shallow, round 1 1/2-quart casserole or 9- to 10-inch pie pan that holds at least 6 cups. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella.

Step 3

Separate breadstick dough into individual strips. Gently twist each strip and stretch it to fit from rim to rim over filling (if necessary, pinch ends of strips together to make longer or cut to fit), laying half the strips about 1 inch apart over pie in 1 direction and half at right angles on top of the first. If desired, weave strips over and under each other in a lattice pattern. Fold excess under and press ends against rim.

Step 4

Brush dough strips lightly with oil. Sprinkle pie evenly with parmesan cheese. Set pie on a foil-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake in a 400° regular oven or a 375° convection oven until crust is browned and filling is bubbling, 20 to 30 minutes. If edges brown too rapidly, fold foil from baking sheet up to cover pie rim loosely.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 6 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 606Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g57%

Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1811mg76%
Total Carbohydrate 47g16%

Dietary Fiber 4.7g19%
Protein 23g46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.