Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

This recipe was delicious and very filling (the serving size is huge). I added some seasonings that sounded good to me and also mushrooms, just to fill it out a little more and include a vegetable. You could probably lighten it up even further by using less cheese but I decided to use the amount listed since I’d never made it before, It turned out delicious, so if you like cheese, go ahead and use the full amount. Once it cooled a bit the corner pieces could actually be picked up and eaten like a real piece of deep dish pizza, but I’d recommend using a knife and fork for the most part because that could get a little messy.  This was super quick & easy to make and came out great so I’ll definitely make it again.


Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • Oregano to taste
  • Onion Powder to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • 10 oz can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 6 oz shredded reduced fat mozzarella


  1. Preheat the oven to 425
  2. Cook meat (seasoned with oregano, onion powder & crushed red pepper flakes to taste) in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring until it crumbles. Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are browned a bit as well. Add tomato sauce and cook until heated.
  3. While meat cooks, coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough and press into bottom and halfway up the sides of baking dish. Sprinkle half the cheese over the bottom of the crust. Top with meat mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered in the oven at 425 for 12 minutes. Remove and top with remaining cheese. Put casserole back in the oven for 5 additional minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

MyWW SmartPoints per (1/6 of the recipe) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Green: 8 SmartPoints/ Blue: 8 SmartPoints/ Purple: 8 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
9 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Nutrition Information:
317 calories, 29 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 11 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 28 g protein, 2 g fiber (from

Adapted from Cooking Light