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Hamburger Pizza Casserole

2 lb. ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
4 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
13.8 oz. can refrigerated pizza crust or 1 11.3 oz. refrigerated pizza
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese

Cook first 3 ingredients and 3 tsp. Italian seasoning in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well, and return to skillet. Add 1/4 cup flour, stirring until blended. Stir in pasta sauce. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Unroll pizza crust, and place on top of cheese. (Tuck edges into baking dish, if necessary.) Brush with olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and remaining 1 tsp. Italian seasoning. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Spinach Breakfast Casserole

1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon butter
8 eggs
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese, divided
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 plum tomato, sliced, optional

Combine onion, garlic and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave about 1 minute (or saute in skillet on stovetop) until onion is tender.

In a bowl, lightly beat eggs with whisk. Stir in onion mixture, spinach, mozzarella, 3/4 cup blue cheese, and diced tomatoes.

Place in a greased shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Garnish with remaining blue cheese and sliced tomato if desired.

Cheese Lover’s Dip

1 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese w/ chives
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
3 Tbsp. Milk
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup shredded Provolone Cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Combine cream cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well. Gradually add milk until blended. Add other cheeses, mix well. Serve with crackers.

– From Nana’s Collection

JD’s Lasagne

1 lg. pkg. Lasagna Noodles
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 lb. Pork Sausage
1 lg. Onion, chopped
1 pkg. Spaghetti Sauce Mix
3 (6 oz.) cans Tomato Paste
8 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
8 oz. Provolone or Jack Cheese, shredded
8 oz. med Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Add Butter or Oil to water for boiling Noodles

Okay, the following directions were not written down, so I have to adlib here…..

Boil Noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

While the noodles are cooking, cook the ground beef, pork sausage, and onion in a skillet, stirring so as to break up the meat; drain.

Prepare spaghetti sauce mix according to package directions, using the 3 cans of tomato paste.

In large heavy sheet cake pan (9×13), layer 1/3 of the sauce, 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the meat mixture, and 1/3 of the shredded cheese. Repeat another couple of times, using everything up, and making sure you end with the cheese.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about an hour.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

1/2 cup sour cream
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 oz. (1/2 cup) chopped pepperoni
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 oz. (1/2 cup) mozzarella cheese, shredded
Crisp breadsticks or corn chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sour cream, cream cheese and Italian seasoning in small bowl. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).

Spread evenly into 9-inch pie pan. Spread with pizza sauce. Top with pepperoni and green onions. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.

Top with cheese. Continue baking for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with breadsticks.