4 Ingredient Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake

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4 ingredient cheese and sausage pizza bake is one of the easiest dinner recipes you’ll ever make, and it’s so delicious!

This cheese and sausage pizza bake is an easy-to-make, 4 ingredient casserole. It’s filled with your favorite pizza toppings, baked onto a flaky biscuit crust. It’s also the perfect dish to take to a friend who needs their fridge filled with ready to eat food.

You may have noticed that there’s been a serious lapse of time in between my posts over the past couple of months. I’ve had some minor life events happen that have made it necessary for me to switch gears with my full time business. I had planned to share the details of those changes with you today, but something far more important will be taking center stage.

Actually, it’s the reason that I mentioned in my opening line that this cheese and sausage pizza bake is great to take to friends who are in need of heat-and-eat meals. You know, like friends who have suffered a loss in the family, or who are too ill to cook for themselves….that sort of thing.

Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake Recipe - Just 4 simple ingredients, your favorite pizza toppings and 30 minutes to a delicious dinner! From ItsYummi.com

I adapted the recipe from one that I found in The Big Book of One Pot Dinners, by Betty Crocker. Just about every delicious recipe in that cookbook is quick and easy to make, and a perfect “fridge stuffer”.

I’ll share my version of the pizza bake recipe with you in just a moment, but first, I’d really like to share what’s going on, because frankly, it’s breaking my heart.

The husband and 8 month old son of my friend Ashley are both very, very ill. Ashley, her husband Ryan, and their son, Miles are living a virtual nightmare right now.

You can read the complete story here, but the “nitty gritty” is that nine days before the Christmas of 2013, Ryan (then 29 years old) was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Just one week earlier, they had learned that Ashley was pregnant with their miracle baby, Miles. Oh my gosh, can you imagine the roller coaster of emotions to go from elation to devastation in just a few days time?

Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake Recipe - Just 4 simple ingredients, your favorite pizza toppings and 30 minutes to a delicious dinner! From ItsYummi.com

In addition to supporting Ryan through his chemo treatments, keeping their household running, and operating a  successful food blog, Ashley managed to have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery of Miles. It wasn’t until 8 weeks later that the problems with Miles began. After Miles had a seizure they learned that their sweet baby boy was in kidney failure.

After three different hospitals and numerous tests, it was confirmed that Miles has a rare disease called Primary Hyperoxaluria (type 1) and he will need a life-saving liver and kidney transplant. Is that not the most horribly sad thing you’ve ever heard?

Their days are busy keeping up with bi-weekly chemotherapy for Ryan and around the clock care of Miles who needs hemodialysis four days per week and peritoneal dialysis daily along with too many medications to count. The medical costs and routine household bills are piling up quickly. Oh, and things got even worse last Sunday (how is that even possible, right?) when Ryan was in a car accident! Thankfully, nobody sustained injuries… but their car was totaled.

Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake Recipe - Just 4 simple ingredients, your favorite pizza toppings and 30 minutes to a delicious dinner! From ItsYummi.com

So I’ve hooked up with a group of food bloggers to share some delicious “stuff your fridge” recipes, and to share the Wagner’s fundraising page with you because they really do need support, prayers, and kindness from strangers, friends, and family. If everyone who reads our posts today donates even one dollar, and then shares the post with a friend who does the same, we can substantially ease the Wagner’s financial burden.

I hope you’ll consider helping the Wagners by offering your good thoughts, prayers, and perhaps some of your pocket change.

If you’d like to follow along with their journey, feel free to hook up with the Team Ryan Facebook page.

I hope you enjoy this cheese and sausage pizza bake recipe.

Oh, and please scroll down to see the rest of the recipes being shared today. Thank you so much for letting me share with you today. Have a blessed day, and please remember to hug your loved ones tightly… life and love are precious, and a gift.

4 Ingredient Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This 4 ingredient cheese and sausage pizza bake takes all of your favorite pizza toppings and bakes them on top of a flaky biscuit crust. Feel free to jazz it up by adding some diced veggies, extra meat, or more cheese.

Servings: 8
Calories: 1035 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 and 3/4 cups homemade baking mix or Bisquick
  • 8 ounces (1 liquid cup) water
  • 14 ounces pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces cooked and crumbled sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles)
  • 8 ounces freshly shredded mozzarella cheese (try to avoid using pre-shredded mozzarella cheese as it's coated with a chemical preservative that prevents it from melting well)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 3-quart casserole dish or 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Add baking mix and water to a medium mixing bowl and stir with a spoon to combine until a soft dough forms. Drop half of the dough by spoonfuls into the bottom of the baking dish and use your fingers to spread it out. NOTE: If you use a 13 x 9 dish, it may not cover the entire bottom. I used a 3-quart dish with a smaller bottom, so the crust covered the entire surface.
  3. Ladle one cup of pizza sauce evenly over the dough, arrange half of the sausage over the sauce, and place half of the cheese evenly over the sausage. Repeat with the remaining dough, sauce, sausage, and cheese.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into squares to serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Four-Ingredient Pizza Bake recipe in Betty Crocker's Big Book of One Pot Dinners

Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1035 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1890mg 79%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 159g 53%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 110g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here are the rest of the #TeamRyan Recipes

Sugar Dish Me made this Easy Chicken Broccoli Bake

That Skinny Chick Can Bake made Mexican Chicken Manicotti

Food Faith & Fitness made a Paleo Casserole with Turkey, Peppers, Zucchini, and Tomato

Spend with Pennies made Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch)

Wishes & Dishes made this Creamy Chicken Tetrazzini

Frugal Foodie Mama made Pizza Pierogi Casserole

Snappy Gourmet made Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Casserole

Miss in the Kitchen made a Chicken and Mushroom Tortellini Bake

Life, Love, and Good Food made this Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Bless This Mess made Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad

Mandy’s Recipe Box collected 30 Freezer Meals

Hugs and Cookies made Baked Parmesan Meatball Casserole

Barbara Bakes made this Veal & Wild Mushroom Stew

A Cedar Spoon made Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, & Gouda Macaroni & Cheese

A Family Feast made these Easy Freezer Meatballs

Stuck on Sweet made Homemade Goulash

Two Healthy Kitchens made a 5-Ingredient Easy Pasta Bake

It Bakes Me Happy made a Peach Skillet Galette

 

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16 Replies to "4 Ingredient Cheese and Sausage Pizza Bake"

  • Cabbage Rolls with Turkey Sausage and Farro ~ It's Yummi! June 12, 2015 (11:08 am)

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  • Gretchen May 4, 2015 (7:41 pm)

    Hmmm … pizza bakes must be the perfect meal to make when you have a friend in need! 🙂

    I’ve really enjoyed working on this project with so many fabulous bloggers! It’s been such a wonderful experience to help one of our own! Not to mention all the great recipes!

    It sounds like you need some positive vibes sent your way … so I’m sending all I’ve got!
    (And if you lived closer, I’d bring you a pizza bake … of some sort!)

    Hugs!!

  • Anne May 3, 2015 (7:03 pm)

    Omg this looks amazing!
    I’m sorry for their sicknesses… :/

    • Chef Becca May 3, 2015 (7:47 pm)

      Thank you so much, Anne. It breaks my heart to see them suffer, too 🙁

  • Amanda May 3, 2015 (9:17 am)

    I am making this asap! Looks amazing!

  • Emily April 27, 2015 (3:05 pm)

    We just love pizza, so I know our family will love this super easy sausage pizza bake!

  • CakeSpy April 27, 2015 (8:33 am)

    I’ve found a new happy place. This pizza bake is IT. Awesome!!

  • Sheila April 25, 2015 (8:55 am)

    Becca, so happy to collaborate with all of you on this project. Praying for miracles for the entire Wagner family!

  • Liz April 24, 2015 (3:42 pm)

    Oh, gosh, it’s 2 more hours till we have dinner reservations and all I want is a serving of your pizza bake! Pure comfort. Glad we joined together to help the Wagners 🙂

  • Lisa Huff April 24, 2015 (10:22 am)

    Wow, 4 ingredients?? Are you sure? 🙂 This would make a great weeknight meal for my family! Not to mention easy for me. Just don’t tell my family how easy it is, k? Great working with you on this project too! 🙂 (P.S. looks like a lot of the recipe links have lines through them…)

    • Chef Becca April 24, 2015 (10:35 am)

      Shhh… it’ll be our secret, Lisa. Yeah, my site was saying that I had a bunch of broken links, but they weren’t really broken. It’l all fixed up now, thanks!

  • heather April 24, 2015 (9:16 am)

    I had no idea they were in an accident on top pf everything else – how can one family suffer so much! what a sweet idea for a fundraiser and this pizza bake would we a welcome addition to any fridge

    • Chef Becca April 24, 2015 (9:20 am)

      I know, Heather… horrible, right? Ryan was the only one in the car, but geez, that family has been through the wringer! Thanks for your support <3

  • Bernadette April 24, 2015 (8:31 am)

    How horrible for them! You are such a good friend supporting them <3

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